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 your fire department responded to a number of calls;

  • At 5:09 pm on July 17 seven members were sent to a fire at Bentley's transfer station. It turned out to be a controlled burn in the pit and was ruled a false alarm.
  • On July 27 in the early morning hours firefighters were sent to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Highway #20 just south of Highway #12. A southbound truck had left the road and run along the ditch for quite some distance before rolling and trapping the driver. The patient was freed and treated on scene until EMS arrived. Traffic was managed until the vehicle was removed.
  • Around 8 pm that same evening the BFD was called to a possible structure fire on Highway #12 just west of Highway #20. Crews arrived to find an older model truck had just been started up and was belching plumes of black smoke.
  • Early in the morning on July 29, seven members were sent to assist Lacombe Fire Department with a structure fire. Three homes were destroyed but the fire was kept from spreading further and fortunately no one was hurt. On the way back to the hall another call came in of an accident east of Bentley. A car had gone off the road and struck a power pole, rolling and ejecting the driver. The patient was cared for while awaiting EMS. STARS was called and met the ambulance at the Red Deer Hospital while fire crews cleaned up the scene.
  • On August 4 at 10:01 am members went to a call of a CO alarm ringing at Sunbreaker Cove. The residents had evacuated the house and it was checked for elevated carbon monoxide levels. None were found and the source was not determined so the homeowners were given a new CO detector and advised to call their gas company for further investigation.  
  • The BFD was called out to a mutual aid for a fire in Eckville on August 14. Members were later stood down as the incident was under control.
  • On August 15 at 3:46 pm crews were dispatched to Bentley's transfer station where an individual had fallen into the trash compactor and landed on their head. The patient was carefully packaged and removed from the bin by firefighters and then sent by ambulance to the hospital for further evaluation.

     The Bentley District Fire Department would like to thank everyone involved in the 2014 rodeo weekend.
It was a privilege to be this year's theme and we appreciate your support of this dedicated group of volunteers.

                        Great job Bentley!

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