Your department has kept busy this past month with six emergency calls:
At 8:38 a.m. on January 27 thirteen members were sent to a rural residence where alarms were ringing in the property's shop. According to the homeowner the strong wind blowing that day may have triggered the alarm and crews were stood down once a false alarm was established.
Shortly before noon on February 5 crews were called to a single vehicle accident on the bridge just east of Highway #20 on Highway #12. An eastbound vehicle had spun out on the slippery roadway and clipped the north guardrail before heading into the south ditch. EMS examined the driver whose injuries were seemingly minor while firefighters controlled the traffic and cleaned the roadway of car parts and fluids. The car was quickly towed and RCMP released the fire department from the scene.
On February 12 at 6:59 a.m. eleven members were sent to an accident on Highway #20 south of Rainy Creek Road. A southbound vehicle had collided with a truck heading north. Both vehicles were off the road and both drivers were safely out when crews arrived so they were examined by EMS while fire crews handled the morning traffic in the freezing cold.
Firefighters were awakened at 2:02 a.m. on Valentine’s Day to a report of a single-vehicle MVA on Highway #20, about 1 mile south of Rainy Creek Road. The driver was carefully nursing his ailing vehicle home when one of the wheels came off, rolling down into the east ditch. The front wheel assembly had become hot and started a fire which had self-extinguished before fire crews arrived so the TIC camera was used to determine hot spots and the entire area was thoroughly doused. The driver was uninjured and the BFD was released once the tow truck arrived.
At 11:37 that same morning nine members responded to a Mutual Aid call from Lacombe FD for a structure fire in their area, on Highway #12 just west of Highway #2. Bentley was released once the LFD confirmed a false alarm with the business owner who they met at the scene.
And on February 15 at 1:08 p.m. crews responded to a call of an accident on Aspelund Road and RR 28-3. Two vehicles had collided near the Aspelund Community Hall, sending one of them into the north ditch and the other blocking the westbound lane of Aspelund Rd. There were no apparent injuries but the BFD spent some time cleaning the roadway of leaked fluid while awaiting the tow truck's arrival.