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  • FortisAlberta recognized as top safety performer amongst Fortis group of companies

    Apr 12, 2017, 08:34 AM by Jen Cain
    Cam Aplin, Vice President, Operations, attended a semi-annual Fortis Operating Group (FOG) meeting where FortisAlberta was formally recognized as the Top Safety Performer in 2016 amongst the Fortis group of companies. In its first year, this award will continue to be presented annually to the Fortis company that achieves the lowest all injury frequency rate (AIFR). In 2016, FortisAlberta boasted an AIFR of 0.59, which also ranks us among the top five in comparable utilities in the Canadian Electricity Association. “This is an excellent achievement and again recognizes the great progress our employees have made in getting us closer to our Mission ZERO goal,” says Cam. “It is great to be recognized amongst all the Fortis companies across North America and the Caribbean.” Our 2016 AIFR result marked a return to the trend in declining incident rates that FortisAlberta has experienced since 2010.
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  • FortisAlberta employee rescues school bus passengers near Stony Plain

    Dec 9, 2016, 14:26 PM by Jen Cain
    At approximately 6:45 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, a FortisAlberta employee happened upon an accident scene near Stony Plain involving a school bus and a power pole. The pole was broken at the base and rested on the school bus. Understanding the severity of the scene, John Hrasko, FortisAlberta Field and Metering Technologist took immediate action. John knew that first he needed to ensure that the passengers remained on the bus. When contact with a power line takes place, the object that has made contact may be energized and the ground surrounding the vehicle can also be energized within a 10 metre radius. By exiting or approaching the vehicle a person can be electrocuted. Once John knew the passengers understood the importance of remaining inside, he immediately called the FortisAlberta Control Centre to advise them of the situation and to contact 911.
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  • FortisAlberta brings P.A.R.T.Y. Program to high school students

    May 17, 2016, 13:15 PM by Jen Cain
    Working with community partners in the Town of High River, FortisAlberta brought the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program to grade nine students from Highwood High School and Notre Dame Collegiate. The goal of the program is to educate youth to identify potentially dangerous situations and increase awareness of personal responsibility for their choices; empowering youth to make educated and informed choices about their safety and the safety of others. The day included a mock accident scene involving a power pole, videos, a rehabilitation talk and ended with a barbeque lunch provided by FortisAlberta. Guest speakers from Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society also attended and shared their stories. Local officials from the high schools, fire department, emergency medical services, Alberta Health Services, RCMP, Lyle Reeves Funeral Home and FortisAlberta collaborated to ensure the success of this program.
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  • Our Rocky Mountain House office celebrates a safety milestone

    Sep 15, 2015, 15:54 PM by Web Master
    On Thursday, Sept. 3, employees and family members gathered at the Rocky Mountain House office to celebrate 15 years without a preventable lost-time incident (LTI) and medical-aid injury. “Some people think that getting to zero preventable injuries isn’t possible,” says Phonse Delaney, President and CEO, “but if you can do 15 years in a row like Rocky Mountain House has done, it shows that not only is it possible, but also sustainable. Congratulations and all the best!”
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  • We're reminding farmers about power line safety this fall

    Sep 10, 2015, 17:23 PM by Web Master
    Fall is a busy time on Alberta’s farm. It’s time to harvest crops, move bins and many other high loads or pieces of equipment. FortisAlberta is asking farmers to remember to work safely around power lines. In 2014, 14 power line contacts involved air seeders and sprayers, a concerning trend. A farm fatality occurred earlier this year which is driving utilities to reach out to farmers, ranchers and anyone who operates agricultural equipment.
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  • It's lightning season, be safe!

    Jun 11, 2015, 13:29 PM by Jen Cain
    Lightning season has begun, and will run its course until September. In 2014, we recorded more than 210,000 strikes for 55 of our major service points. As, your electric distribution provider, we have more than 120,000 kilometres of mostly overhead power lines that can be affected by lightning strikes and create power outages.
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