Calgary, AB,

Media Advisory: Partners in Water Safety remind citizens of risks on Calgary waterways

The City of Calgary invites media to join Partners in Water Safety—a collaboration of the Calgary Fire Department (CFD), Calgary Police Services (CPS) and Community Standards—as they kick off the water recreation season on the Bow River. The Partners will perform water safety demonstrations and media will be invited onto the CPS and CFD watercrafts for a guided tour of nearby river hazards.

In 2016, the Calgary Fire Department performed 62 rescues on Calgary’s waterways. Swift water rescues, in particular, increased 25 per cent from 2015.

Who: Acting Fire Chief Ken Uzeloc
          Calgary Police Service Staff Sergeant Clare Smart
          Calgary Community Standards Inspector Susan Wall
          Junior Fire Chief Oliver Hamilton

What: Partners in Water Safety host water recreation season kickoff and Bow River tour

When: Thurs., May 18, 2017

Time: Noon

Where: Bow River waterfront behind Eau Claire Station 6 (weather permitting), 360 8 Street SW
In the event of rain, the availability will be held inside Station 6

Spokespeople will be available for interview following the introductory address.

Photo Opportunities:

  • Partners in Water Safety will perform life jacket and water safety equipment demonstrations
  • Junior Fire Chief Oliver Hamilton will provide safety tips for kids on the water
  • CFD and CPS will host media on their watercrafts for a tour of nearby hazards on the Bow River

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