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Edson Fire Department Edson Animal

Rescue Society (EARS)
recruiting new members Needs Feline Foster homes

as well as Canine Foster homes

‘We’re looking for people who are in town and can respond during the day’: Schram
EARS supplies the food, vet care and
by Adrienne Tait The department meets for training every Tuesday anything else the pet may need.
night and will provide in-house training for the
The Edson Volunteer Fire Department is seeking three successful applicants. For those seeking certification,
new members. additional courses are available through the province or For more information call 780-712-6788.
Fire Chief Al Schram said, “The big thing we are Lakeland College. Visit our website at
looking for is people who work in town and can respond In addition to attending the Tuesday night meetings,
during the day. At 8 p.m. we have 25 guys who can volunteers must also commit to being on call one or visit our Facebook Page.
respond but at 8 a.m. we are down to five or six.” weekend in six. Once a member of the department, the
While consideration is given to people working shift firefighter will be given a pager and can respond to any
work the department has found that often the days-off are calls he or she is able.
also days out of town. Once all the applications are in, an interview process
The Edson Fire Department is structured for 40 will begin. Schram said, “We need to make sure we find
volunteers and works well at that capacity. At 40 the right people for the crew. The three best suited will
members there is gear for everyone, a training structure, be asked to join the department. If we have five or six
and a schedule that works well for the department. who fit the description, and who we think will do well in
While anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be a the department, they will go onto a waiting list.”
volunteer firefighter, the department is looking for men Schram said they are hoping to move to the interview
or women who are physically fit, a clear RCMP security phase within the next couple of weeks. Sponsored by:
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