Residents asked to participate in Operation EDITH, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Ron Zinniel encourages all residents of Sleepy Eye to participate in Operation EDITH (Exit Drill In The Home) on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the fire department will drive all around town, sirens and lights on, to remind everyone to plan for their safety.

Zinniel said families should talk about what to do if there is a fire in the home. “They should set a meeting place away from the house and have a family fire drill,” he said. “We ask people to take part in Operation EDITH by turning their outside lights on, or by coming outside as we drive by. Then we’ll know they are thinking about their safety.”