Keeping Kids Safe On Halloween
Access Communications' Pumpkin Patrol is our co-operative's unique annual safety program. Access Communications employees and community volunteers patrol the streets on Halloween evening, from 6 - 9 pm, as a safe contact in case children need help while trick-or-treating.
Each Pumpkin Patrol vehicle is equipped with Access signage, a flashing orange pumpkin, and radios in contact with central dispatch at Access's office. In the case of an incident, Access Communications has a direct link to the local police or RCMP dispatch, depending on the community.
This year, Pumpkin Patrol will be active in Regina, Weyburn, Estevan, North Battleford, Yorkton, Humboldt, Melfort and La Ronge.
The program is supported by many community partners across the province including:
- Harvard Broadcasting
- Regina Police Services
- Regina Citizens on Patrol
- WPD Ambulance Service
- Weyburn Police Services
- Estevan Police Services
- Canadian Digital Network
- The Regina Pats
“Pumpkin Patrol is just one of the ways Access Communications gets involved in the communities we serve. Our staff members have a great time out there while they are providing a valuable public service.” -Jim Deane, Access Communications President and CEO