Fire Services Weekly Update
The Lesser Slave River Regional Fire Service is committed to protecting life, property and the environment from fire, hazardous materials, natural disasters and other emergencies. As such, the department issues a weekly report on all investigations, fire prevention activities and other Fire Services news of importance to the residents of the Lesser Slave River region.
Last week we were busy doing Firesmart work in the Canyon Creek Campground (clear dead and down, leave firewood, mulch branches). This project was fairly extensive and should be finished up this week. We were also busy getting all the deployment billing, materials, and hours all figured out so it could be billed out this week.
There were no practices as it was a holiday Monday.
There were 2 MVA’s – happened minutes apart on the Highway by Flatbush, and in the Town of Slave Lake by the arena. Both finished up with no further problems and no fatalities. We had a few duty officer calls for alarms, and an elevator rescue in the Lakeland Building on Slave Lake’s mainstreet.
Meetings were held with the Office of the Fire Commissioner and with Agriculture and Forestry as follow ups to the recent deployments to Fort McMurray, High Level, and northern camps past Fort McMurray.
Firefighters will finish up training on Personal Protective Equipment, Ladders, and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus this week.
If you have any specific questions or concerns related to these updates, please contact Regional Chief of Lesser Slave Lake Fire Services Jamie Coutts.