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Do you have a fire escape plan?

Every year, children attending school (K to 12) participate in at least six school fire drills –  three in the fall and three in the spring. This is mandated by the National Fire Code, Alberta edition. If you do the math, that is 78 fire drills during your child’s school years. Children learn from a very young age exactly what to do when that distinct and loud alarm activates at school. Virtually every time, and in mere minutes, children make their way safely and quickly out of their classroom to their designated meeting place in the schoolyard.

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How to keep your family safe on social media

Raising children is hard enough. Everything seems pointy, table edges come far too close to my daughter’s head and I’m constantly worried that something will happen to her.

She’s only two, but as her generation and those a little older become more and more active on social media, we have to be vigilant about what and who is speaking on the other side of the phone, tablet or computer.

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Playing with fire

Recently, Calgary Fire Department’s (CFD) Engine 23 crew (from the Southview fire station) responded to an address in southeast Calgary due to reports of a school bus fire. When fire crews arrived, the bus was fully engulfed with flames that were threatening the church located next door. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, preventing its spread to the church. Once the fire was declared under control, a thorough search of the bus confirmed that no one had been trapped inside. 

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Keep Our Littlest Passengers Safe on the Road

As an advocate for car seat safety and a recently trained Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), I was honored to be chosen by the Government of Alberta to help parents keep our littlest Albertans safe on the road. You can keep your little ones safe by learning the law and current best practices.

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