This past month the BFD has received an assortment of emergency calls:
- On May 29 firefighters were sent to a home in Bentley where the resident had suffered an apparent heart attack. Members performed CPR until paramedics arrived and continued the treatment.
- In the late afternoon of June 8, ten members were called to a grassfire on Highway #20 near Aspelund Road. The landowner was burning several piles of livestock bedding. No burn permit had been issued and no one was monitoring the fires, so they were extinguished.
- Around suppertime on June 9th the BFD raced to the Lakeview campground boat launch where some individuals had been seen out in the water calling for help. Two family members were pulled from the lake by a fisherman and brought to shore where they were wrapped in blankets and taken into Bentley's Rescue truck to warm up. EMS arrived shortly thereafter and the patients were assessed and treated for minor hypothermia. Thank you to the witnesses and passersby who stayed to help and provide information.
- Bentley's firefighters continue to train every week to stay prepared for whatever this world may throw their way . On May 26 we joined Lacombe Fire Department for a combined training night at the Woody Nook Church. As we depend on each others' help for mutual aid incidents, it is important to familiarize ourselves with the others' equipment and tactics. And having fun is strongly encouraged!