Letters: Fire victim gives thanks

Dear Editor,

I was a victim in the fire at 220 Street and 49 Avenue.

I was woken up between 4 and 5 a.m. by the fire alarm. 

In the past this complex had a lot of false alarms and people complained that the fire alarm in each unit was much too loud and we were all very angry about it. The fire alarm was changed and ironically a lot of residents said they were not woken by the alarm.

I live in one of the units on the east side of the complex that was destroyed by the fire. 

It was a very scary and confusing and disoriented experience as we ran for our lives in our pajamas.

Very quickly we were met by the RCMP emergency response team, and they organized us and provided us with a good place to go, and coffee and donuts.

We were kept up to date on the situation then we were provided with hotel room and meal vouchers. 

I am writing to say that all of the paid and volunteer emergency response workers did an excellent job taking care of us and providing all of our needs.

Kudos to them and I will be donating to the emergency response fund and I hope everyone else does, too. 

Perhaps you will rely on them one day.

Edward Feringa, Murrayville

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