SpiderMable teaching kids who to call when in danger

EDMONTON – SpiderMable is at it again.

The home-grown superhero was out saving two kids, Seth and Hayden, who became lost at the University LRT Station Thursday.

The mock rescue was part of Edmonton Transit’s effort to spread a safety message to children.

The campaign, ‘Safe Person, Safe Place,’ is geared towards teaching children who are responsible and safe adults to approach at times where they may feel something is wrong, or if they’re lost.

“Our transit officers are trained to provide help if they need to,” said Dorian Wandzura, general manager of Transportation Services.

“We are always in contact with our security centre, if someone is in trouble, they can approach a uniformed ETS operator, and we’ll provide the help they need.”

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SpiderMable used the ETS Emergency Phone system during the mock scenario and a security officer on the other end informed the young hero that he could see the three young kids on their cameras and help was on the way.

“Halloween is a time when many kids are out on the streets, it’s dark at night, so this is a good opportunity to get the message out how to keep them safe,” said Ward 2 Councillor Bev Esslinger.

“We are talking about going to our own everyday heroes, which is our police, firemen, EMS, ETS officers, as someone they can go to and get help from,” she added.


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Spidermable uses the ETS emergency phone to alert authorities of two missing children during mock scenario at University LRT. Michel Boyer/Global News


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