b'COVID-19where there was an urgent need to provide a temporary take-in facility to deal with the increase of people needing care. Despite the chal-lenging circumstances, they worked on providing power, generator back-up power, nurse call stations, lighting and data communications cabling for a 93-bed temporary structure being erected on the JBH site in Burlington. David Scott from Plan Group stated, We had a team of 22 electricians along with a project manager working around the clock, 24/7, in order to get the temporary hospital up and running pandemic began. McKellar donated the balance of his N95 masksin 14 days, ready to open on April 10. At the same time, IBEW Local and P100 fitted personal respirators to the Ottawa Hospital. ECAO105, which represents electricians working on the site, announced immediately followed up with an appeal to other members across thethey would be donating funds to support JBH hospital staff and province to help, and many have responded. others in need. This project undertaken by BLT Construction was a collaboration betweenJBH,community-basedhealthcareproviders,theCity ofBurlingtonandHaltonRegion.Theprefabricatedstructure was delivered from Calgary and is set to offer 93 intake beds for It may seem unusual to see such aCOVID-19 patients.In such a challenging time, the partnership of ECAO and IBEW CCO close relationship between employerhas led the industry and their communities. It may seem unusual to see such a close relationship between employer and union, yet their collaboration is what has made them effective in providing safe and and union, yet their collaborationreliable power in even the most complex situations.ECAO and IBEW CCO recognize that working together is the best is what has made them effective inway to serve the immediate needs of health care (and other) construc-tion projects while also keeping our field employees safe. As tough as the situation in which we find ourselves might feel, and as trying as providing safe and reliable power inour industry might be at the moment, I am encouraged and comforted by the collaborative manner in which our community is acting, said even the most complex situations. Graeme Aitken, ECAOs Executive Director. We have entered this pandemic together, looking for shared solutions and a common direc-tion, and I am confident that our community will emerge from this closer and stronger.We know the province relies on our industry to help maintain and The ECAO and IBEW have also been on the frontlines in providingservice important infrastructure to help support essential services like support to those facilities in need of emergency locations to addresshealth care, but we also know its critical we do everything we can to the immense intake of patients. One recent example of how electricalkeep our people safe, said James Barry, Executive Secretary-Treasurer contractors and the members of the IBEW have come together toof IBEW CCO, representing 18,000 men and women working in the respond to this need has been at the Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH),electrical sector. www.ecao.org20'