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 has been a relatively quiet one with only three incidents to report:

  • At 4:49 in the morning on March 24 a call came in reporting a vehicle fire on Hwy #12A and Range Road 1-1, just east of the fire hall. Firefighters responded to the location to find a fully involved pickup truck. No driver or passengers were on the scene and the fire was extinguished using a combination of water and foam. The traffic was managed safely while additional crews searched the area for any signs of people involved before turning the scene over to RCMP.

  • At 4:49 in the morning on March 24 a call came in reporting a vehicle fire on Hwy #12A and Range Road 1-1, just east of the fire hall. Firefighters responded to the location to find a fully involved pickup truck. No driver or passengers were on the scene and the fire was extinguished using a combination of water and foam. The traffic was managed safely while additional crews searched the area for any signs of people involved before turning the scene over to RCMP.

  • And in the early morning hours of April 15, nearly the entire department responded to an accident on Highway #771, near the intersection of Highway #20. A resident nearby had heard the commotion and called 911. Upon arrival a horse trailer was discovered, flipped onto its roof with two horses still inside. There was no sign of any tow vehicle and the TIC camera was used to determine if anyone was in the vicinity in the dark conditions. Traffic control was set up to ensure the safety of people and animals, and RCMP and a veterinarian with a trailer were contacted to assist. A safe temporary home was found for the horses, and as they both appeared calm with no major injuries the decision was made to try to extricate them. Sand was spread beneath them on the trailer's ceiling to ensure traction and they were carefully led out. Both could walk without difficulty and were led to their new pen to be examined by the vet. Thank you to the landowner for their temporary safe haven! RCMP continued with their investigation and released the BFD from the scene.

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