University of Calgary

Wardens gone wild

UToday HomeOctober 12, 2012

The university’s largest group of volunteers was celebrated yesterday for their commitment and dedication to safety on campus.

As front-line responders, emergency wardens provide a vital link to Campus Security; Environment, Health and Safety (EHS); the Calgary Fire Department; and students, faculty and staff. The university’s cohort of emergency wardens is currently close to 600 people strong.

The program kicked off with speeches by President Elizabeth Cannon, Calgary Fire inspector Tom Spence and John Reynolds, associate dean of research for the Faculty of Medicine.

The lively and energetic event was highlighted by a themed relay race facilitated by firefighters from the Calgary Fire Department’s station No. 17.

Visit the EHS website for more information on the university’s emergency warden program.