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AFD response details for Good Shepherd school

Please refer to the following details below for an Airdrie Fire Department response on July 20.

Time of call: 2:44 p.m.
Reported as: Structure fire
Location: Good Shepherd School, Thorburn
AFD resources: 6 apparatus and 11 firefighters
Injuries: No injuries reported.

Additional response details:

  • Arriving fire crew found light smoke conditions showing in the interior hallway between the main school and portable classrooms.
  • Firefighters forced exterior door to gain access into the portable unit.
  • The roadway adjacent to the school was temporarily cordoned off to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as a precaution.
  • Firefighters quickly determined that the smoke was due to a faulty HVAC unit motor.
  • Power was isolated to the HVAC unit and ventilation efforts were implemented to remove smoke from the area.
  • Minimal damage estimates reported.


Media Contact:
Garth Rabel
Deputy Fire Chief
403.948.8880 ext. 7612