September 21, 2022

County Fire Department Hosts Tour for Local Daycare

The Yellowhead County Fire Department (YCFD) is always happy to engage with the community.

Edson, AB (September 15, 2022) – On August 16, 2022, the YCFD Station 12 day crew hosted CORE
Daycare for a station tour and assorted activities.
Approximately 40 kids aged 5-11 stopped by Station 12 in Edson where they were able to check out the
facility, participate in fun activities, and learn about what it’s like to be a firefighter.
Upon arrival, the kids were led on a tour by Lieutenant Lucus Pedley. They were then treated to a
demonstration on the gear that a firefighter has to wear, where they learned what each piece of
equipment does and how to put it on.
Up next were some hands-on activities, where the kids got to use a fire hose to shoot balls off of
pylons, use a hammer to move a block of wood, and drag a training mannequin named Rescue Ruth to
safety. Each kid then had their picture taken dressed up in firefighter gear to take home as a reminder
of the day.
The event ended with everyone being able to climb inside a fire truck and ask the firefighters questions.
Each kid was sent home with a fun gift bag with firefighting-related items.
It was clear that the kids had a great time, and so did the all of the firefighters involved. “It was a great
opportunity to teach these kids about firefighting and show them around Station 12,” said Lt. Pedley.
“It’s always nice to be able to engage with members of the community and show them what we do.
Maybe we’ll even have inspired some future firefighters!”
The event “elicited a lot of smiling faces, laughter, and great vibes from all who attended!” said YCFD
Deputy Fire Chief Cory Chegwyn.
“A special thanks and pat on the back for a job well done goes out to the following members: Lucus
Pedley, Josh Sweet, Jennifer Petkau, Abby Proskow, Mike Watts, Nathan Wheat, and Megan Scaife,”
added Deputy Fire Chief Chegwyn. “Excellent work by all involved!”