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.

Your fire department has been kept hopping this past month with all manner of emergencies:

  • Over the lunch hour a call came in of a single vehicle accident at RR 28-3 and Twp 39-0. Crews were stood down as all occupants were safely out of the vehicle and all roadways were clear.
  • On June 28 at 8:36 am Firefighters were alerted to alarms ringing at a rural residence. This was determined to be a false alarm and crews were stood down en route.
  • Early in the morning of June 28 members responded to a mutual aid call from Eckville, whose department was on its way to a structure fire in their area, at Hwy #12 and RR 4-0. Bentley was stood down once Eckville had their emergency under control.
  • On July 2 at 9:15 am a call was received of alarms ringing at a residence in Sunbreaker Cove. The homeowner was at home and informed us the incident was due to burned food and this was ruled a false alarm.
  • At 6:31 pm on July 11 nine members were sent to Bentley's Transfer Station where burning items in the burn pit jumped the berm and ignited the grass in the south ditch, traveling to the west. This was extinguished before it could continue further.
  • An hour later the same evening members rushed to the aid of Lacombe who was busy with a vehicle fire on Hwy #2  just south of Hwy #12 near Fraserway RV.
  • On July 12 at suppertime seven members were sent to an alarms call at a cabin in Sunbreaker Cove. The homeowners were contacted and we were informed this was a little cooking mishap and again, ruled a false alarm.
  • At 5:29 pm on July 12 eight members were sent to another alarms call at a rural residence. This time the smoke alarm was triggered by some renovation work being done nearby. The homeowner contacted the alarm company and we were stood down.
  • On the morning of July 16 firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle fire on RR 1-1, just north of Aspelund Road. A truck had been dumped and set on fire. No one was inside but the burning vehicle was threatening the crop field nearby and was doused with water and foam and was extinguished.
  • And on July 19 at 4:13 pm five members attended the scene of a motorcycle vs deer collision on Hwy #12, just west of RR 2-4. The rider had been struck and admirably managed to bring the bike to a stop without crashing. Firefighters monitored the patient and managed the traffic until EMS arrived. The rider was taken to hospital with possible broken bones, but in remarkably good spirits! Thank you to the people who were first on this scene and stopped to help and provide information for us.

The Bentley District Fire Department is looking forward to meeting all our friends and neighbours, as well as visitors to Bentley, at our upcoming Centennial! Please look for us on Saturday, August 8 at the Show-n-Shine near the grain elevator. We will be serving a delicious lunch from 10 am to 2 pm. We'd love to see you there!

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