This past month the BFD has attended several calls:
- On May 19 at 4:42 pm nine members responded to a mutual aid call from Lacombe Fire Department. Two hours were spent battling a structure fire in that city.
- In the early morning hours of May 20 firefighters assisted Sylvan Lake EMS in driving a Bentley patient to hospital in Red Deer.
- Midmorning on May 26 thirteen members were sent to help Lacombe with an outside fire. Crews were stood down en route as the situation became manageable.
- On May 27 firefighters responded to a call of alarms ringing at a rural business. Members were stood down once a false alarm had been ascertained.
- Shortly after noon on May 29 crews were sent to the Bentley Transfer Station where the compacted material in one of the burn pits had self-ignited. The site supervisor noticed smoke issuing from the pile and, knowing a burn ban was in place, called 911. The fire had grown quickly and the pit was fully involved upon arrival and took some time to extinguish.
- A Structural Search and Rescue course was hosted in May by the BFD. An older unused residence was kindly made available to members of Lacombe, Eckville and Bentley fire departments. Various scenarios were practiced in order to be better prepared in an actual emergency.
- In the early evening of June 3 firefighters raced to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Highway #12 near RR 28-3. A westbound vehicle had hit some loose gravel on the shoulder and lost control, flipping several times and coming to rest on its side in the south ditch. The driver had to be cut free and was carefully extricated then turned over to the care of EMS. Highway traffic was carefully managed throughout the procedure and the patient was sent to the hospital. Thank you to the witnesses and those first on the scene who remained to help.
- On June 4 at 1:01 pm a call was received of alarms ringing at a rural residence. Crews were stood down once the homeowner had been contacted and a false alarm was determined. A cooking incident was the cause.
- And at 10:34 am on June 11 members responded to another alarms call at another rural home. Firefighters stood down once again after contacting the homeowner and confirming a false alarm.
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