Edmundston Fire Department's 'My street is evacuating' program slated for next week

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They do say, 'Practice makes perfect'.

The Edmundston Fire Department's 'My street is evacuating' program in set to get underway next week.

The program aims to get citizens to apply safety instructions in the event a home on their street needs to be evacuated due to a fire.

The exercise will take place next Wednesday to Friday on Philippe Avenue, Des Soeurs Street, Lily Street, Vimy Street and Monseigneur-Lang Avenue. 

All residents are invited to participate in the initiative and will be visited by a firefighter following the evacuation to review their compliance with safety steps.

The initiative was first organized in 2017 during Fire Prevention Week and was so successful other fire departments in the province have indicated they'd like to attempt it in their communities.