'Every second counts: Plan two ways out.' That's the theme of Fire Prevention Week in Alberta this year. The annual reminder about fire safety began on October 8 and runs through the 14th.
"Fires in homes now are burning so much quicker and so much hotter that people only have about three minutes to detect fire and get out of the house before the conditions become untenable," explained Bruce Wade, Drumheller's Fire Chief.
"Be sure everybody does have a plan to be able to get out of the house at least two ways, depending on the time of night and where the fire is," he recommended.
"Have a meeting place outside and at that point phone 911," advised Wade. "The biggest thing is to evacuate the house first, get everybody out and meet and then call 911."
While the emphasis this year is on planning escape routes in the event of fire, Wade adds there are other things you can do to give yourself a chance if fire breaks out. Those include working smoke and CO detectors.
For more information on Fire Prevention Week follow this link.

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide