The importance of information and fire prevention

·2 min read

With Fire Prevention Week upon us; it is immensely important to remember to be mindful of things that could begin a fire, and to thank those that selflessly put themselves in harms way for us. “Fire prevention is all about information sharing,” stated Mayor Andrew Prokop. “Our professionals here in Taber are amazing at it and it’s important for all of us in day-to-day living to be very aware of what they are promoting and that safety aspect. You can’t ever be safe enough in that regard so fire prevention is key and information and knowledge is a major benefit for our community.” Prokop also gave some insight dating back to his time as a police officer. Mentioning that while he deal with fires a lot, it was still left up to the professionals. “We left them to deal with the fire while we dealt with crowd and traffic control and helping wherever we could if there was a need. Any emergency service needs to work well together and here it’s no different. It’s important to have all emergency services gel well and work well together. That’s all key to have that professional availability with all the different professionals.” Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter also stated that in Taber we have some of the best in the world, and that he greatly respect all the work they do. “We have some of the best in the world in Taber. Extremely selfless people who battle fires and put themselves in harms way. They run in while we run out — and the bravery is immense. I take my hat off for them and I have the highest respect for them.” Hunter also had a few things to say about preventing fires as well. Such as being mindful when the conditions are perfect for it. Such as when its hot and dry. “Be mindful of things that can catch a spark and potentially start a fire. I think it’s great we have a fire prevention week to shine a light on things like these.” Prokop also commented on how there are great people to talk to in order to learn more about preventing fires as well. “Steve Swarbrick is the Fire Prevention Officer for the Town of Taber. Chief Steve Munshaw is also a great resource and we’re in the process of hiring a new Assistant Fire Chief as well so whoever that will be I’m sure will also be an amazingly great resource as well. They are all more than willing to help and that’s what emergency services is all about — helping people. There’s no such thing as a silly question if you don’t know the answer.”

Kenyon Stronski, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting