This has been an unusually quiet month for your fire department:
- On July 29 at 2:24 pm firefighters were sent to the scene of a 2-vehicle accident at the entrance to Brewer's Campground on Highway #12 east of town. A vehicle turning into the campground had been struck from behind by a truck and was heavily damaged. Fortunately the four occupants were not badly hurt and the lone driver of the truck also escaped serious injury. Traffic was carefully controlled while the patients were cared for awaiting EMS arrival. None required transport to hospital.
- Around suppertime on July 30, a call came in of an ATV accident in Bentley. The driver of the quad had rolled the vehicle over and had hit the pavement headfirst. Unfortunately, he was not wearing a helmet and sustained quite a few injuries. Members carefully prevented him from moving until the ambulance arrived to transport him to the hospital. The accident area was cleaned up after RCMP released the scene.
- In the early morning hours of August 2, ten members were sent to a residence in the Sylvan Lake area where alarms were sounding. The alarm appeared to have been tampered with, setting it off. No elevated levels of any gases were detected on the monitor so the whole house was inspected before giving the all-clear. The homeowner was advised to have the system checked by a professional.
- On August 8 at 2:23 pm a medical assist was requested on the main street in Bentley. Several firefighters left their posts at the Show-n-Shine barbecue to help a patient who was experiencing an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Members aided the patient until EMS arrived to administer further care.
- And on August 11 at 1:46 am crews were alerted to an outside fire on RR 1-4, just north of Highway #12 west of Bentley. Citizens concerned about the blaze called 911 and summoned RCMP as well as the fire department. It appeared that some young people were enjoying a bonfire in the woods. The fire was extinguished before it could spread to the nearby trees.