November RMES Community Newsletter

With daylight savings time ending, it’s a great time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • Test your smoke and CO alarms monthly
  • Ensure everyone in the house knows what the alarms sound like and what to do when they hear it
  • Change the batteries every six months
  • Follow manual instructions for cleaning and maintaining the alarms 

What To Do If the Alarm Sounds

  1. Have an escape plan. Discuss and practice it.
  2. Always feel the door to see if it is hot before opening it to escape. If the doorknob is hot, don’t use that exit.  Use an alternate exit.
  3. Crawl on the floor. Smoke rises, so does the temperature. If you crawl on the floor, there will be less smoke and heat from the fire.
  4. Meet family members at a pre-arranged spot outside the home. 
  5. Call 9-1-1 from a neighbour’s home. 
  6. Never go inside (or return to) a burning building for any reason. 

You can protect your family from fires!

Here’s a fire safety checklist to reduce the chances a fire may start in your home:

  • Keep your furnace in good working order;
  • Use a fireplace screen;
  • Have proper ventilation for heaters and small appliances;
  • Don’t smoke in bed;
  • Close bedroom doors overnight;
  • Don’t use worn out electrical wiring or run it under rugs or out windows or doors; and
  • Clear away clutter!

Until next month, stay safe!

Halloween Safe Sites

Your firefighters will be out in the community like previous years with some obvious changes to how we hand out treats. We will be wearing gloves and masks and will hand the goodies out ourselves instead of allowing little hands in the bowls.

For those wondering how to handle their own candy conundrum, the Provincial government has provided Albertans with some helpful posters to let trick-or-treaters know if residents are participating in Halloween activities this year (https://www.alberta.ca/halloween-during-covid19.aspx)!

Please feel free to print these pages off and post them in highly visible areas where trick-or-treaters might see them!

Fire Ban lifted for Redwood Meadows

The Fire Ban for Redwood Meadows has been lifted effective immediately.

Please remember that fire pits of any size require a permit from the town site. Permit application forms can be downloaded here.

Call 9-1-1 for an emergency!

Please DO NOT call the fire station if you have an emergency. We are a volunteer service and there are not firefighters at the station 24/7. Call 9-1-1 if you have an emergency, PLEASE.

Lately we have had more instances of people calling the non-emergency phone number at the fire hall or even messaging us on social media to notify our members of the need for service.

We are a volunteer emergency service. Because of this, we do not guarantee that we will have members at the fire hall.

If you need fire department help, medical assistance or the police, please call 9-1-1. Professionals at our dispatch centre will ask a series of different questions, based on your concerns and dispatch YOUR responders appropriately.

RMES members are dispatched within seconds of your 9-1-1 call and will be on the the way to assist you in minutes.

Fire Ban Issued for Redwood Meadows

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RMES Fire Chief Rob Evans, in conjuntion with town site administration, has issued a Fire Ban for the town site of Redwood Meadows effective immediately, due to the dry conditions.

No open fires, the use of firepits, or solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes) are allowed.

Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas) are allowed.

Please check this page for a list of prohibited activities and exceptions to the fire ban.

 

By-Law #98-2:

- Violations: Illegal burning fine $100 / per incident

- Violations: Attendance by fire department for illegal burning  Contract Rates / per incident

 

This fire ban shall remain in effect until such time as The Townsite deems appropriate as authorized by the Redwood Meadows Fire Department.

 

Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

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