Please find all the field locations below, please note that if you cannot find a field address or map please phone (780-469-7344) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the EMSA South East office and we will be happy to email or fax you out a map or give you directions.
76Ave & 80St
Bonnie Doon CL
93St & 93Ave
62St & 94Ave
Capilano School (Suzuki Sports Fields)
107A Ave & 54St
Capilano Sports Field
109A Ave & 50St
79Ave & 85St
Edmonton Chinese Church
88St & 66Ave
Forest Heights School
103Ave & 81St
Forest Terrace Heights
102Ave & 80St
62St & Fulton Rd
47St & 105A Ave
65St & 104Ave
68Ave & 97St
94Ave & 82St
71St & 87Ave
King Edward Academy
86Ave & 100St
Kind Edward Elementary
86Ave & 102St
90Ave & 95St
106Ave & 83St
80Ave & 98St
59St & 93A Ave
97St & 74Ave
90St & 101Ave
86Ave & 93St
87Ave & 101St
76St & 104Ave
St. Gabriel School
57St & 106Ave
94Ave & 82St
83St & 100Ave
89St & 95Ave
City of Edmonton Sports Field Maps (scroll down towards bottom of page)
City of Edmonton (updated at 4pm): 780-496-4999 ext. 1 or City of Edmonton Website (Field Conditions)
EMSA South Complex: 780.443.6000
ESA Complex North: 780-443-6016
Lightning and Severe weather (The 30-30 Lightning Rule)
Lightning is an electrical discharge caused when static electricity builds up between thunderclouds, or thunderclouds and the ground. Lightning strokes carry up to 100 million volts of electricity and leap from cloud to cloud, or cloud to ground and vice versa.
Lightning tends to strike higher ground and prominent objects, especially good conductors of electricity such as metal. Thunder is the noise caused by the explosive expansion of air due to the heat generated by a lightning discharge. Thunder may have a sharp cracking sound when lightning is close by, compared to a rumbling noise produced by more distant strokes. Because light travels at a faster speed than sound, you can see a lightning bolt before the sound of thunder reaches you.
To judge how close lightning is, count the seconds between the flash and the thunder-clap. Each second represents about 300 meters. If you can count less than 30 seconds between the lightning strike and the thunder, the storm is less than 10 km away and there is an 80 percent chance the next strike will happen within that 10 km. If you count less than 30 seconds, take shelter, preferably in a house or all-metal automobile (not a convertible top) or in a low-lying area.
Lightning may strike several kilometers away from the parent cloud and precautions should be taken even if the thunderstorm is not directly overhead.
If caught outdoors:
- If caught in a level field far from shelter and you feel your hair stand on end, lightning may be about to hit you. Kneel on the ground immediately, with feet together, place your hands on your knees and bend forward. Don’t lie flat.
- If you are in a group in the open, spread out, keeping people several yards apart.
- Keep a safe distance from tall objects, such as trees, hilltops, and telephone poles.
- Avoid projecting above the surrounding landscape.
- Seek shelter in low-lying areas such as valleys, ditches and depressions but be aware of flooding.
- Stay away from water. Don’t go boating or swimming if a storm threatens and land as quickly as possible if you are on the water. Lightning can strike the water and travel some distance from its point of contact. Don’t stand in puddles even if you are wearing rubber boots.
- Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as tractors, golf carts, golf clubs, metal fences, motorcycles, lawnmowers and bicycles.
- Avoid being the highest point in an open area. Swinging a golf club or holding an umbrella or fishing rod can make you the tallest object and a target for lightning. Take off shoes with metal cleats.
- You are safe inside a car during lightning, but don’t park near or under trees or other tall objects that may topple over during a storm. Be aware of downed power lines that may be touching your car. You are safe inside the car, but you may receive a shock if you step outside.
- In a forest, seek shelter in a low-lying area under a thick growth of small trees or bushes.
- Keep alert for flash floods, sometimes caused by heavy rainfall, if seeking shelter in a ditch or low-lying area.
Note: Persons who have been struck by lightning receive an electrical shock but do not carry an electrical charge and can be safely handled. Victims may be suffering from burns or shock and should receive medical attention immediately. If breathing has stopped, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation should be administered. If breathing and pulse are absent, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is required.