Community safety and preparedness

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There are a number of learning opportunities available to residents and businesses in Strathcona County.

Community safety presentations and training

  • 1. CPR and AED training (no certification) Permanent link to CPR and AED training (no certification)

    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. 

  • 2. At Home By Yourself for ages 8 to 12 Permanent link to At Home By Yourself for ages 8 to 12

    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.

    Classes will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

    If a group of 10 or more children can be organized and confirmed by an interested parent or community group, we will gladly come to your facility or we can arange for your group to come to us. There is no fee for this class.

     

  • 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.

    Classes will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

    Do you need to dispose your old fire extinguisher? Bring it to the Enviroservice Station for proper disposal.

     

  • 4. Senior fire and fall prevention Permanent link to Senior fire and fall prevention

    Seniors Fire and Fall Prevention Program – No Cost Are you and your family prepared to be self-sufficient in your home or in an evacuation centre for up to 72 hours? In a disaster, emergency response can be delayed, utilities can be shut off and you may be asked to shelter-in-place or evacuate. Learn what proactive measures you can take to ensure you, your family and those who rely on you for care, are prepared. Class will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

  • Residential Fire Prevention – No Cost In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. Learn what proactive measures you can take to prevent a fire or escape to ensure you, your family and those who rely on you are safe. Class will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way Fire.

  • 6. Scouts and Girl Guides training programs Permanent link to Scouts and Girl Guides training programs

    Fire Safety Training

    At the end of this program, participants will have a basic understanding of the following:

    • fire behaviour
    • fire prevention skills
    • home fire safety survival
    • reporting emergencies
    • burn injuries and their causes 
    • wildland and camping safety
    • the fire service

    First Aid Training

    Participants will learn how to get help (call 9-1-1), how they respond to emergencies, how to treat and prevent certain injuries. 

    • find out how to get help from 9-1-1
    • talk to someone who treats injured people
    • make a first aid kit
    • learn how to prevent and treat injuries

    To schedule a program for your group, contact Community Safety Education at 780-464-8468 or email safety.educators@strathcona.ca 

  • 7. Youth Firesetter Intervention Permanent link to Youth Firesetter Intervention

    Youth firesetting is a serious problem, regardless of the child's motivation for the fire start. Firesetting can begin as early as age three and may continue into adulthood. Recognizing youth firesetting early and taking appropriate corrective measures can greatly reduce the risk of future firesetting incidences. Prevention, education and intervention are key.

    This program is education-focused and not punishment-focused. The program uses standardized forms, interview questions and assessments made on standardized ratings.

    Although the fire service is not in a position to provide counselling services, trained Y-Fire Intervention Specialists can provide early identification of youth firesetters, education and referral services. It is important to remember that the majority of youths identified to the fire service are “curiosity” firesetters and just ordinary kids. They respond well to appropriate fire safety education and referral services.

    For additional information on help if you suspect a youth firesetter, contact Community Safety Education at 780-464-8468 or safety.educators@strathcona.ca

     

Preparedness presentations

  • 1. Personal Emergency Preparedness Permanent link to Personal Emergency Preparedness

    Are you and your family prepared to be self-sufficient in your home or in an evacuation centre for up to 72 hours? In a disaster, emergency response can be delayed, utilities can be shut off and you may be asked to shelter-in-place or evacuate. Learn what proactive measures you can take to ensure you, your family and those who rely on you for care, are prepared. Class will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

  • Rural Preparedness – No Cost When emergencies happen in rural communities, especially if they are severe or prolonged, the resource demands on local response agencies can become high. Disasters have complex impacts whether they are natural or man-made and can occur without warning. Rural communities can deal more effectively with large-scale emergencies by planning and preparing for emergencies before they happen. Learn what proactive measures you can take to ensure you, your family and those who rely on you for care, are prepared. Class will be at Heartland Hall located at Fire Station #4.

  • 3. Wildfire Preparedness (What is FireSmart) Permanent link to Wildfire Preparedness (What is FireSmart)

    Wildfire Preparedness (What is FireSmart?) – No Cost FireSmart is a program which informs residents on to what proactive measures they can take to reduce the risk of wildfire from affecting their property. Learn what small things can be done to reduce wildfire risk on personal property. Class will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

  • 4. FireSmart Community Champion Workshop Permanent link to FireSmart Community Champion Workshop

    FireSmart Community Champion Workshop – No Cost This workshop will assist Community Champions – neighbourhood leaders – to initiate the process of attaining FireSmart Community recognition status. The half-day workshop provides participants with the information and tools required to motivate your neighbours to work with local fire agency staff to make their homes and communities less vulnerable to wildfire. The workshop will be at Fire Station #6 located on Bison Way.

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For more information
community.safety@strathcona.ca
780-464-8468

Last updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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