Are you thinking about leaving your child at home by himself/herself for the first time? Even if it's for a short while, this may be an ideal program for your child to attend. Topics include general safety, the value of 9-1-1, dealing with different types of emergencies, potential hazards in the home and some brief first aid. Please note that parents/guardians will have to sign-in and sign-out on behalf of their child, but they do not have to stay for the duration of the course.
Join Emergency Service's Community Safety Educators for a discussion about home fire prevention during the holiday season. This discussion will touch on many of the topics in our general Home Fire Prevention course within in the context of the holiday celebrations. Learn what proactive measures you can take to prevent a fire, plan your family's home escape route, and how to reduce your fire risk this holiday season.
Emergency Services is offering Fire Extinguisher training to the public. This training includes both theory and practical lessons where you will determine if a fire should be fought, selecting the proper extinguisher, installation, maintenance and inspections of extinguishers and its proper use. Practical lessons are completed utilizing the BULLEX fire extinguisher trainers and do not use real fire. Do you need to dispose your old fire extinguisher? Bring it to the Enviroservice Station for proper disposal.
Participants will learn how to perform high quality chest compressions on an adult and child, utilize an AED and aid in an adult or child who is choking. Most often, citizens will need to perform CPR on a family member, friend or co-worker. In this free class, learn how to perform high quality compressions and use an AED in the precious moments before first responders arrive. Please note: Participants will NOT receive a one-year CPR/AED certification card. To receive a certification card, register with a local community partner.
Have you ever wondered how our 911 system works in Strathcona County? Join Emergency Service's Community Safety Educators for an information session and hear from local staff about their experience in the 911 Call Center. Learn about what information is requested during an emergency call, and how our team works with emergency crews to provide rapid responses to residents.
Join Emergency Service's Community Safety Educators for a discussion about home fire prevention as we celebrate the 100th annual Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is: "Fire won't wait. Plan your escape!" We will discuss best practices for home fire prevention, and how to create a home fire escape plan for you and your family.
At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population — and to four times by age 85. Remembering When focuses on key fire and fall prevention messages to help educate seniors and their families.