ELLIOT LAKE, ON, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The partial roof collapse at the
Algo Centre Mall on June 23, 2012 forever changed the city and
residents of Elliot Lake. On behalf of the City I want to again extend
our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those who perished.
I cannot stress enough the important role that our first responders,
including the City's fire fighters, Emergency Control Group, EMS, the
OPP, the Office of the Fire Marshal, the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue
Team and various government agencies played in both addressing the
initial scene and the rescue operations.
This incident was a "career" incident for the all the first responders
on the scene and one which the vast majority of first responders across
the country will never witness. The magnitude and destruction of this
incident is one that we hope to never see again.
In terms of the incident, like any emergency situation, I am sure that
there are lessons to be learned. The City welcomes the Inquiry both as
an examination of the structural integrity of the Algo Centre Mall and
the emergency management/response and for any of the findings which
will help improve emergency services and response throughout the
SOURCE: City of Elliot Lake
For further information:
Mayor Rick Hamilton
City of Elliot Lake
(705) 848-2287 ext. 2132