Smoky River Emergency Services received 18 calls for service in August, making it a busy month for the fire department.
Fire Chief Marcel Maure discussed his report with the M.D. council during their meeting on Sept. 12. The calls for services are broken down as follows:
. Six medical calls.
. Seven monitored alarms.
. Three motor vehicle collisions.
. Two outdoor fires.
During August, firefighters conducted several Wednesday evening training sessions and performed maintenance at the building.
In other news, during their meeting on Sept. 12, council approved the purchase of a new fire truck in the amount of $667,082.50. E-One Emergency Vehicles and Rescue Trucks in Burnaby, B.C. has won the contract.