Fire department receives 14 calls for service in June

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

June was a slower than average month for Smoky River Emergency Services, with 14 calls for service.

Fire Chief Marcel Maure made his report to the M.D. council during their meeting July 6.

The calls for service were broken down as follows:

. Five medical calls.
. Four monitored alarms.
. Three outdoor fires.
. One STARS landing.
. One call for investigation.

Smoky River Emergency Services participated several activities in June. This included hosting 36 students in preschool and kindergarten at Ecole Routhier. Firefighters also participated in the Honey Festival’s races on Main Street, the parade and acted as the medical response team the Professional Bull Riding PBR Canada event.

On June 23, the fire chief hosted a Fire Smart event at the 5 Star Golf Course and approximately 50 people attended.

In the evening of July 11, a group of firefighters participated in a wildland fire training exercise on Township Road 782, approximately seven km west of Falher. They lit two piles of brush on fire in a ditch on the south side of the road and they used a farm tractor as part of the training.

Look for a couple of videos of the training exercise at


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