Given the physical distancing regulations currently in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, we understand that birthdays are looking much different than usual. For little ones, this can be disappointing and hard to understand.
To help brighten your child’s day, our Fire and Emergency Services department wants to send a special birthday message to your little one. If you have a child under the age of 10 who will be celebrating an upcoming birthday, please fill out the form below. Our very own Despicable Me "Gru" Impersonator, Captain Paul Wasylewich, and a crew of his closest firefighting friends, will send a special birthday video birthday wish to your child. On or around your child’s birthday, you will receive a personalized email from Gru, including a link to your "secret" birthday video message.
In other communities, fire departments have been taking requests for birthday drive-bys and there have been inquiries for a similar program here in Lethbridge. Unlike other communities, Lethbridge has an integrated Fire and EMS system. This means our firefighters are also paramedics and, given the health crisis we are facing, we unfortunately do not have the capacity to arrange birthday drive-bys through our fire department. Still wanting to reach out to the community and brighten the day of young kids across Lethbridge, our Fire and Emergency Services team will create a special birthday video wish instead. We hope you like it!