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Gavin Young / Calgary Herald
One day after the City of Calgary laid 65 charges against Okotoks-based Premium Fire Protection, the company issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.Sent by a third-party public affairs and marketing firm, the statement said Premium Fire Protection was “shocked to receive the alleged citations.”“We are taking the allegations extremely seriously and are thoroughly examining each event in question,” CEO Kurt Bertrand said. “Had the City of Calgary Fire Department contacted us or our employees, we would have provided verification of certification.”The statement went on to read that it is “extremely disappointing” that the city did not reach out to the company first to verify employees certification “prior to releasing the citations publicly.“This step would have prevented the unnecessary citations of our employees and our valued customers,” it read. Requests for comment from Premium Fire Protection went unanswered on Monday.