These past two months has seen the BFD called out to a variety of emergencies:
- On February 13 ten members were called to assist EMS with a Bentley resident. The patient was carefully moved from the home to a waiting ambulance for the trip to hospital.
- At 3:58 pm on February 18 crews responded to an alarms ringing call in town. The homeowner met firefighters at the door and confirmed with them it was a false alarm.
- In the early morning hours of February 21 twelve members responded to a call of a fire on a rural property south of town. RCMP had requested help to put out an unattended bonfire. The fire was extinguished before it could spread.
- On February 27 at 2:18 pm Bentley was called to assist Lacombe with an outside fire in their area. This turned out to be a controlled burn.
- On February 29 eleven members were called out to a rural residence west of town on Highway #12. A driver had been experiencing a medical issue and had pulled into the nearest driveway to wait for help. An ambulance was called and the patient was attended to until EMS arrival.
An Ice Rescue course was hosted by the Bentley Fire Department on March 6th and 7th with help from instructors from Bentley and Lacombe fire departments. This was well attended by firefighters from Bentley, Lacombe, Rimbey and Ponoka County. Plenty of new rescue skills were acquired by all and fun was involved!
- In the early afternoon of March 14 members were called out to Birch Bay for a medical assist. RCMP and EMS were on the scene when firefighters arrived and CPR was in progress so crews were released.
- On March 27 at 4:13 am eight members were summoned to a bale fire on Highway #20 and Rainy Creek Road. A helpful passerby had called 911 before the single bale could ignite nearby buildings. The fire was extinguished with water and foam and a perimeter was raked to prevent spreading. The bale was torn apart and soaked thoroughly to minimize re-ignition.
- At 6:38 pm on March 28 twelve firefighters raced to Aspen Beach where a vehicle was reported to have fallen through the ice. The locked gate needed to be breached in order to access the motorist who was stranded close to shore. The front wheels had indeed dropped through, but was sitting on the lake bottom about 8 inches below. The out-of-town driver's vehicle was winched out by a local towing company.
- About 4:30 pm on April 18 thirteen members were sent to a Mutual Aid call to Lacombe for a grassfire on Woody Nook Road. The burning brush pile was extinguished with help from a handy dugout nearby. Immediately after this fire, the crews were sent into Lacombe to help with a structure fire. A parked vehicle and detached garage were involved and the nearby house was being threatened. The fire was knocked down and an interior search was conducted. No one was hurt and the house sustained only minor exterior damage, but the garage and vehicle were destroyed. BFD were released from the house fire only to be called out to another grassfire, this time between Range Roads #28-3 and 28-4, south of Twp Rd #40-0. A very long swath of partially-burned logs and brush had re-ignited from a much-earlier controlled burn. Sixteen members worked to extinguish this fire in dangerously windy conditions.