EDITH Fire Drill Program Coming to County

In a bid to increase awareness of fire safety in the home, Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services will introduce its Exit Drills in the Home (EDITH) program to local schools this fall. The program's mascot, Edith the Bear, will travel home with each participating student along with easy-to-follow instructions on conducting a proper fire drill exercise.

The County's EDITH program is a great way to introduce youngsters and their families to the importance of testing smoke detectors, understanding fire safety protocols and having an understood exit strategy in the event of a fire. By engaging the County's school children with its Edith the Bear mascot, fun-to-follow materials and a grand prize ballot for participants, County Fire Services anticipates widespread adoption of this vital education component.

Initial phases of the EDITH program will be rolled out across County schools this fall, by way of the EDITH travel box. Each box will include a basic introductory welcome letter for teachers, an outline of what the program is about, a fun page for participants, an information gathering page (including FOIP measures), ballots, and program guidelines - and of course Edith the bear. Also included will be an actual fire drill checklist that participants can take home.

Once the school launch of the EDITH program gains momentum, Fire Services seeksto widen the scope of this educational program to include other facilities like seniors' lodging, commercial properties and community organizations. As the launch date approaches, more information about the County's EDITH program will be shared with residents via the County website and social media, and in the Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin.

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    Sangudo Parent & Tots 26 Sep 2017 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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  • 27 Sep
    Baby Network 27 Sep 2017 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

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  • 27 Sep
    Stay & Play 27 Sep 2017 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Drop by with your kids aged newborn to 5 years & check out our new space! Enjoy a coffee, visit, and browse through the resources while your kids explore the ¬awesome toys. A light snack will be provided. FREE drop-in program – no need to pre-register.

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About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359