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19 Oct 2009
Emergency personnel received some unique training this week as Delaney Bus Lines staged a vehicle collision involving a school bus at our facility in Avonmore. As part of School Bus Safety Week, which is observed across the province from October 19-23, Delaney Bus Lines hosted a safety awareness event that included a mock school bus accident and driver skills competition.
“We do everything possible to ensure children get to school and back home safe,” says Mike Delaney, President of Delaney Bus Lines. “We hope that this event will not only raise safety awareness for students and drivers, but will also provide our local emergency personnel with the opportunity to practice their skills in dealing with the unfortunate event of an accident involving a school bus.”
The event was held on October 19, 2009 with school board transportation officials, Ron Cotnam from the UCDSB and Nicole Makinson from the CDSBEO, in attendance to launch School Bus Safety Week 2009 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Cornwall Towing donated the vehicles used to stage the accident scene. EMS staff responded to the incident and delivered patient care. Fire personnel from the North Stormont Fire Department secured the vehicles and assisted with patient care and extrication, while officers with the Ontario Provincial Police secured and investigated the scene. Students from Tagwi Secondary School also took part in the incident as injured passengers on board the bus.
Following the mock accident, Delaney school bus drivers participated in various exercises including: a post-accident analysis, a pre-trip inspection workshop and a digital fire extinguisher training exercise. The day wrapped up with a fantastic chili lunch prepared by Tagwi's Hospitality class.
Click here to visit our Flickr Photo Gallery for more pics from that day.
12 June '09
On the 12th of June, Delaney Bus Lines President, Mike Delaney traveled to Quebec City to accept delivery of Delaney Bus Lines newest coach. He is pictured with Michel Dery of Prevost Car, accepting the keys to the coach.
With the addition of this newest coach, Delaney has increased the size of its coach fleet to 5 full sized coaches and 2 mini coaches. The new bus has all of the amenities Delaney customers have come to expect over the years as well as an updated look for the 2010 model year.
Prevost has been making state of the art coaches in Saint-Claire, Quebec since 1924. With over 10,000 vehicles on the road Prevost is one of the leading coach makers in North America. Click here to find out more about Prevost.
24 Jan '09
In 2008 Delaney Bus Lines celebrated its 60th anniversary. Delaney has served the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry as well as the city of Cornwall since 1948. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers for your support over the years
Now in our 61st year in 2009, Delaney Bus Lines is pleased to announce that we will be expanding our charter service to include the City of Ottawa. We are very excited about this new chapter and look forward to serving the citizens of our nations capital with the same quality and service the citizens of Cornwall and SD&G have enjoyed since 1948.
23 Jan '09
After almost 20 years of loyal service, Mike Delaney shakes the hand of Chuck Decarie as he retires on the 22 of January.. Chuuck began with Delaney bus lines at the start of the 1990's and has been service as our dispatcher and safety advisor sense.
Chuck plans to hit the road and enjoy part of his retirement in Texas. Safe travels Chuck and thank you, from all of us. You will be missed