Who would have ever thought that we would be on the front lines during a time like this?
Like many, you probably picture men and women in uniform – such as firefighters, doctors, police officers – when you think about front line workers. But today, with the world in its current state, we can add so many different industries to the mix. Grocery workers, childcare providers, gas attendants, and of course transportation industry workers. So many of these people never imagined becoming those who are needed to keep our economies rolling during a pandemic, but day after day, they put on their uniforms and go back to work.
At a time when governments around the world are scrambling to keep their citizens alive, our provincial leaders are being proactive and preparing for the worst case-scenario by turning the Vancouver Convention Center West into a temporary hospital. Phoenix, being an essential service, was contacted to deliver containers full of medical supplies, and we are honoured to be able to help in any way we can.
Thank you to CTV news for mentioning our efforts last night, and for including some visuals of our work.
For those who haven’t seen the well put together and very explanatory video from the Vancouver Sun, you can view it at the bottom of the page. And look closely at the 25 second mark, you’ll be able to see our truck driving under the Vancouver Convention Center to enter the west wing of the building.
We are being extremely diligent and have implemented the strictest sanitation measures possible for our drivers and crane operators. Like most Canadians and businesses, we have also adjusted our operations by creating as many remote working opportunities for our office staff as possible. We remain open 24/7 and are monitoring our phones and website, www.phoenixtruckcrane.com at all times. Please do not hesitate to call us if you think we can assist you with your deliveries or crane needs. We are all in this together, and self-isolation and social distancing does not mean that we can’t help each other with the essentials at this time!
Let’s give a big shout-out to everyone who continues to put their health at risk in order to provide essential services, and to everyone else, stay home, stay safe and take care of yourself.