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A sound students can live with

The sound of over a dozen fire alarms set off in sync might make anyone run for a tea towel — but for the students at Norwood School, it was music to their ears.

The sound of over a dozen fire alarms set off in sync might make anyone run for a tea towel — but for the students at Norwood School, it was music to their ears.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency visited the Grade 4/5 class at Norwood School yesterday morning to highlight this year’s fire prevention theme, “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.”

“Every year we have prevention week in North America, basically we try and reinforce fire prevention at home and the best way to do this is to go through the schools,” said Joseph Patricio, acting assistant fire marshal of Edmonton Fire Rescue.

The Edmonton Fire Rescue team spends the week visiting schools to hand out pamphlets, run fire drills and educate the students about fire safety and help them plan evacuation procedures for their families.

“Teaching them about fire safety is simple because everyone is on-board and ready to listen,” said Joanne Wynn, principal of Norwood School.

“Every staff member and student knows exactly what to do should a fire alarm ring.”

For more information, visit 3minutedrill.alberta.ca.

 
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