November 19th, 2014 ~ Vol. 84 No. 45
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From the Deputy’s Chair:
CNP Fire/Rescue briefs
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
In the month of October the Crowsnest Pass Fire/ Rescue department responded to 10 calls.

October 6: Crews responded to an early morning call for a motorcycle that went off the road into the rocks at Frank. Crews had to lift the bike in order for EMS to transport the rider to the hospital. The rescue vehicle, an Engine and the command vehicle were on scene.

October 8: Crews responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision on Main Street in Blairmore. A rescue vehicle and two Engines were on scene along with the Command Vehicle.

October 9: The command vehicle and an Engine responded in Blairmore to Tecumseh Manor for a smoke alarm. Investigation of the incident revealed a cooking incident in one of the resident’s rooms.

October 10: An early morning rollover of a vehicle West of Coleman brought 9 fire fighters and rescue personnel in Rescue 1, Engine 25 and Command 2. The driver was checked by EMS and was unharmed. The deer did not fare as well.

October 12: An Engine and Command vehicle responded to an electrical threat at Island lake West of Coleman. A tree had fallen into the powerlines. Fortis removed the tree from the wires.

October 14: Crews responded to alarm bells at Crowsnest Consolidated High School. Investigation of the scene showed no signs of fire or smoke; believed to be issues from the mechanic shop.

October 14: Crews were called out to a trailer fire at the summit of Adanac Road. Fire had burned itself out by the time crews got to scene.

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October 21: Received a dispatch call for assist with setting up a landing zone for STARS.

October 25: Crows-nest Pass Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a home in Coleman. The home, upon arrival, was extremely hot though there was no smoke or flame present. Incident command identified that there was an issue with the furnace. Crews remained on scene to help ventilate and removal of some soiled contents of the home.

October 27: Crews were called out for a grass fire West of Coleman. Upon arrival, CP Rail crews were working on tracks and providing their own suppression.

October was also a busy month with volunteer services in the community.

October 5 – 11 was fire prevention week. This year’s theme was Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives; reminding people that not only should they have smoke alarms in the home, but they should test them regularly and replace them after 10 years. The fire department was able to unveil the new mascot “Sparky” the Fire dog. It was a hit with the kids. Representatives also attended the High School to discuss with grade 11 and 12 students recruitment to the department when they turn 18 or coming in as Jr. Fire Fighters between the ages of 16 to 18. The Deputy Chief and one of our junior volunteers presented the benefits of volunteering and contributing to the community.
A successful open house was held at the main station in Blairmore with members of the Fire/Rescue department, Forestry and the Peace Officer. The open house was well attended.
Five members achieved their Fire Fighter 1001 Level 2 benchmark this month: Larry Johnson, Daniel Cote, Alex Savrnoch, Zane O’Neill and Meagan Muff. It is a major accomplishment.

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