Bentley District Fire Department

Volunteer | Dedication | Perserverance

The Bentley District Fire Department is comprised of 17 committed volunteers, dedicated to serving our community. Since its establishment, the Bentley Fire Department has continued to preserve the safety and security of community members within its 1000 sq km area district. From fighting fires, to medical emergency responses, and motor vehicle accidents, our volunteers are highly trained and experienced to react and aid in many emergency situations. Training every Monday night as well as some weekends and responding to over 70 emergency calls per year, the Bentley District Fire Department's volunteers devote their lives to helping others.

This past month has been remarkably quiet with only two incidents to report;

  • On Friday, February 21 shortly after 7:30am members were called to an accident on Hwy#20 just north of Aspelund Road. A southbound vehicle had skidded off the road, rolled down the east embankment and came to rest on it's roof against a stand of trees. The driver, found outside the truck was tended to until EMS arrived. The patient was packaged into the BFD's basket and pulled up to the waiting ambulance. Traffic was carefully managed during the operation. Thanks to the passersby who cared enough to stop and help in the cold conditions.
  • At 5am on Thursday, February 27 eight firefighters were sent to another one-vehicle accident on Hwy#12 near the summer village of Gull Lake. A westbound vehicle left the road around a corner, ending up on it's side in the ditch. The patient was tended to by EMS and the fire department ensured the vehicle was disabled and stabilized while controlling the early morning traffic.

The Bentley District Fire Department would like to thank all those who attended
the Safety Day program at the Bentley Ag Centre on Tuesday, March 11. We saw
many school classes as well as others in our community, come out to learn more
about steps we all can take to ensure our own personal safety. Thank you to all the
volunteers who contributed to this important event. The interest and turnout was
wonderful and we were happy to be a part of it!

Firefighter Jeff Vert, Captain Al Bickford,
MP Blaine Calkins (in bunker gear)

Firefighter Kathi Issler, MP Blaine Calkins,
Captain Al Bickford, Firefighter Pat Madden

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