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Letter to the Editor: ViewPoint
Remembering heroes
Our first responders are local heroes—they are our firefighters, and one new recruit. by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
primary line of defence and protect local residents From the The approximately 40 foot tower will be
and property. Publisher’s Desk constructed adjacent the existing firehouse Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Edson's volunteer firefighters respond to over 300 Dana McArthur building and will allow for more operational
calls a year, according to 2014 figures –and they do training including laddering and balcony rescue
this 365 days a year. simulation. Alberta organ and tissue
Even though they are called volunteers these and property, and they require the same level of Investing in this critical rescue training keeps
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes firefighters are professionals who take the same training opportunities. first responders safe and it also makes them more donation –registry agent launch
risks, respond to the same calls, and put out the same To that end, the Edson fire department is effective during emergency situations –and that
Robin Campbell, MLA fires as career firefighters. proceeding with plans to construct a training tower keeps everyone in the community safer –and that's Rob
money well spent.
No matter the title, these firefighters all save lives
to facilitate the ongoing training of its 38
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Tip Views & News what effects one child may have a totally different Children who have experienced trauma may have Member of Parliament for Yellowhead by Craig McArthur
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Edson set to host Scott Firefit Championships
The end of by Adrienne Tait
a local icon Championships Northern Alberta Regional event
Edson is set to host the Scott Firefit
once again.
The obstacle course competition draws firefighters
from across Alberta and BC as they compete to
simulate tasks that firefighters may encounter on
scene. During timed event competitors race up 62
stairs to the top of a tower while carrying a pack.
Once there they must grab a rope and, using a hand
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The Edson fire department has hosted the games
before but this year is promising to be even better
with corporate challenges, junior relay challenges,
refreshments, bouncy tent, and ESRD wildfire
CORRECTION prevention trailer.
In last week’s Viewpoint Column Deputy fire chief Tyler Robinson said, “This time
Katie Barnes job title was we have a committee to help organize and the local
incorrectly stated. Katie is the support has been absolutely amazing.”
p ool programmer. The fired department has raised approximately
We apologize for any confusion $17,000 in sponsorships.
“We are expecting some strong competitors from
this may have caused. across Alberta and BC, and also a large contingent of
local firefighters taking part”, said Robinson, “It's a Taken at last year’s Firefit Championship
grueling event and we're hoping for a huge crowd of the pressure is on the Edson department to 'defend both on the course and behind the scenes. For
spectators to help cheer everyone on.” our national medals.” more information please contact Tyler Robinson
As those competitors arrive from places like The event runs May 30th and 31st at Griffiths Park at 780-723-3178.
Vancouver, Chiliwack, and Calgary Robinson said by the Boys and Girls Club. Volunteers are needed
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