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Partners for Safety will help keep Calgary’s little ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween

Halloween should be fun - not scary! The Calgary Partners for Safety have been patrolling the streets on Halloween night for 30 years to keep young Calgarians safe while they trick-or-treat, and this year is no exception. From 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, October 31, hundreds of vehicles will be on Calgary’s streets providing high-visibility assistance to families who decide to trick-or-treat this year.

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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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