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Remembering heroes
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Time to thank a firefighter…


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of Fire Prevention Week, one of the best From the your home, including the basement.” It's also Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
promoted campaigns in Canada, was a job well
important to test these devices regularly.
the Hat done in Edson and Yellowhead County with a Publisher’s Desk all across Edson and Yellowhead County. Not donation –registry agent launch
Fire preparedness activities were taking place
Dana McArthur
good deal of public awareness and activities
happening throughout the communities. only were firefighters out educating the
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes The Town of Edson Fire Department held an communities, they also demonstrated their
Open House on October 6 with a free barbeque readiness from vehicle extractions and
Robin Campbell, MLA and refreshments as a part of Fire Prevention night, during the hours people are most likely to emergency responses, to all types of fires.
be sleeping, smoke alarms are critical.
Week.
Firefighters in the area train long rigorous
West Yellowhead The Yellowhead County held an Open House Edson and Yellowhead County have had more hours, giving up time they could be spending
at its Central Fire Hall and even brought in a than their share of tragic house fires this year, with family and friends, in order to save lives. Letter to the Editor: Man in the
special guest from the TV show ‘Highway thru and this should be a proverbial wakeup call to Fire prevention is the key to community Red Hat
Unpaid leave to Hell’. And the Fire Halls in each of the hamlets have working smoke alarms located where they safety and the best way we can help by Craig McArthur
care for seriously held their own Open Houses. can be heard by everyone sleeping. firefighters is to begin at home with our own
ill relative The theme for this year was: “Hear the Beep According to the National Fire Protection preparedness and safety plan.
Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Association, the goal is to insure that smoke The week for Fire Prevention awareness

Building Canada Plan Working Smoke Alarm.” alarms are “in every bedroom, outside each activities has come to an end, but firefighters, Rob
With half of all home fire deaths occurring at separate sleeping area, and on every level of many of whom are volunteers, will continue
their vigil every single day. Merrifield
So, take the time to thank a firefighter –not Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
only for helping teach prevention –but for
Rob Which road to choose? protecting our property and our lives, all year
round.
Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead My career but realistically many of today's
Views & News ViewPoint students will go on to be successful in trades Rob
or technology careers.
by Deanna Mitchener by Adrienne Tait Exposure to courses in everything from Merrifield
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