A quiet week for the Okotoks Fire Department in this week's edition of the Fire Report.

Fire Chief Ken Thevenot says they dealt with 18 different calls.

"We had six alarm system activations with no fire, we had two gas leaks we attended and we had 10 medical responses so overall it was a very average week for us," he says.

Thevenot reminds residents due to the warm weather heading the community's way it's a time of the year where you can see plenty of accidental injuries.

"We get a lot of slip and falls this time of year, on sidewalks or in driveways or at other people's homes. You got to watch because eavestroughs are leaking, extension cords are on the ground from cold snaps that we've had, follow up with those and make sure their put away in these warm conditions."

Also with the chinook conditions this week, Thevenot is warning those getting close to storm ponds for the Sheep River to stay away from the ice due to it's unpredictability.

"I'll often see tracks on the river or on storm ponds and youth may find that following a track on the river is safe but you get these warm chinooks that come through and can really make some unsafe conditions."

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