This past month your fire department has been called to four incidents; interestingly, all have been carbon monoxide alarms.
- On March 26 at 10:16 pm eight members were called to a rural residence west of town where alarms were ringing. The homeowner stated the alarm went off right after he lit the wood pellet stove. Our gas detector did not register elevated levels of carbon monoxide or any other gas, but the homeowner was advised not to use the stove until he had it inspected.
- Shortly before noon on March 28 the BFD was sent to a Bentley residence where alarms were sounding. 3 residents evacuated while firefighters inspected the home. Nothing registered on the detector and the call was declared a false alarm.
- At 9:58 pm on March 29, ten members responded to a call east of Bentley. A residence reported carbon monoxide alarms going off. Although the call was in Lacombe's area, the LFD requested that Bentley continue to the residence. The home was inspected and no elevated CO levels were found. Upon Lacombe's arrival the Bentley Fire Department transferred command then cleared the scene.
- On April 2 about 12:15 pm seven members attended a call at another rural home west of Bentley on RR 3-0. Patients were in Rimbey EMS care upon Bentley's arrival so firefighters searched the house and recorded elevated CO levels. The house was ventilated and measures were taken to alleviate the suspected problem.