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Emergency Services

Emergency · Urgences · Zegendaagziwin

This is station #4. Do you know where the others are? Photo: NORDIK Institute, 2014

Paramedics, firefighters, and other emergency responders are always ready to help people in need. These emergencies could include medical emergencies, fires, accidents on land or water, and even hazardous material leaks. In addition to emergency responders, there are workers who help prevent emergencies from happening. They do this by educating the public, enforcing fire codes, training staff, and maintaining equipment.

When emergencies happen, ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars rush to the scene. But where do all these people and emergency vehicles stay when everything is calm? They return to emergency response stations, like the Regional Emergency Services Complex located here. This complex is one of several in the City. Surrounding communities (e.g. Prince Township, Rankin Reserve, and Goulais River) have volunteer emergency response forces, but also get help from emergency responders in Sault Ste. Marie.

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Install and maintain carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home. In case of an emergency an early warning is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    What should you do if you hear an emergency vehicle?

  • Question 2

    Which emergency vehicle only has red flashing lights?

  • Question 3

    Which emergency vehicle has red and blue flashing lights?

  • Question 4

    What does it mean when a regular vehicle has a green light flashing?

  • You did great!

Can You Draw?

Draw a bright red fire truck.

Think about it…

If you could choose to be a firefighter, a police officer or a paramedic, which would you choose? Why?

What do the sirens of emergency vehicles sound like?