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P.E.I.'s first responders look to bridge language gap with newcomers

from CBC News

First responders on P.E.I. are looking for new ways to bridge the language barrier with newcomers to the province. Cindy McFadyen, fire prevention officer for the Charlottetown Fire Department, says firefighters ran into a situation last year where they couldn't tell a family to evacuate their home during a propane leak. "We were trying to get people out of the area. We were going door to door asking people to leave, we came across a family that didn't quite understand us," McFadyen said. more

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