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The 57th Annual
2020 Safety
Awards Banquet

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previous banquets

CLICK HERE if you know someone who deserves to be recognized at the 2020 Safety Awards Banquet.
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

 Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),
the 2020 Safety Banquet has been CANCELLED.


    The Ontario County Safety Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing our community’s quality of life through educational programs and initiatives that promote safety. They are devoted to injury prevention and the promotion of safety by stimulating and spotlighting safety programs and activities in industrial, commercial, schools, hospitals and other civic organizations throughout Ontario County.

Annual Awards Banquet
     Each year in March, the Ontario County Safety Council recognizes individuals and organizations that have done amazing things within the community in relation to health and safety. Award recipients are nominated by members of the community… more information
PHOTOS of banquets from years past.

Protecting kids with "I.C.E."
     The NEW I.C.E. Program, funded by the FF Thompson Guild, helps children in car seats who are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
     Learn more about the I.C.E. Program and find out how I.C.E. can help protect your child.

2014 Scholarship Winner
     Congratulations to Kendall Cyr, the latest recipient of the Richard E. Ogden Scholarship! Kendall was chosen for the 2014 Award for her drive to further her education in the field of Nursing. She graduated from Canandaigua Academy and is currently attending FLCC.

Kendall Cyr
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About the Scholarship

Recipients from previous years

Driver Improvement Course
     Would you like to have points taken off your NYS driver license and possibly reduce your insurance premium?
     Learn more about our AAA supported, Driver Improvement Courses.

Smoke Alarms for the
Hearing Impaired
     Learn about our Hearing Impaired Smoke Detector Program and how you may be able to help provide a safer home to a hearing impaired individual.

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  Ontario County is located in Western New York in the heart of the Fingerlakes region.  
Our Newest Program

5 Hour Driving Course Scholarship
     It is the mission of the Safety Council to make the required 5 hour driving course available to all citizens of Ontario County when the cost of the course would prevent a student from enrolling due to a documented hardship.

Learn more about this important new program
  Safety Legislation
PFD Requirement Change

     Beginning November 1, 2009, Section 40, Subdivision 1 of the New York State Navigation Law shall be amended by adding new paragraph (e), which reads as follows:

     "No owner or operator of a pleasure vessel less than twenty-one feet, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks shall permit its operation, between November first and May first, unless each person on board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway."


     Amanda’s Law was named in honor of Buffalo resident Amanda Hansen, a teenage girl who lost her life to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from a defective boiler when sleeping over at a friend’s house in January 2009.
     On February 22, 2010, a new law went into effect in New York to help protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.

           CO alarms must be installed in all new and existing one and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings and rentals having a fuel-burning appliance, system or attached garage.
     The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends CO alarms be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
     CO alarms must be listed to comply with UL (Underwriters Laboratories ) 2034 or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) 6.19 and installed in accordance with manufacturer’s

     For more information on CO, CLICK HERE, or visit

"One Text or Call..."
     Having success with the Click it or Ticket program in the late 1990’s that has continued for years, the Ontario County Safety Council has taken on a new initiative. The “One Text or Call, Could Wreck it all” program is based upon a National Program with the same name.

     The Ontario County Safety Council’s goal is to lessen the devastating effects that distracted driving has upon our young drivers.

Learn more about this important program
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