Fire Chief Hutton, Deputy Bennett and Deputy Malin, along with 18 other firepersons, watch over the Town of Redvers and surrounding communities 24/7. These dedicated community members, not only show up monthly for meetings and training, they leave their houses in the middle of the night, at special family events and in the middle of supper to tend to emergency situations.
Our Fire Department not only specializes in acquiring the most up to date equipment and training, they are avid community members. They can be found putting on their own events such as Lobsterfest, curling tournaments, raffles and New Years Socials, just to name a few. More importantly, you also see them serving up a hot meal at Winterfest, being auctioned off at Ladies night, taking a splash in the dunk tank, driving the fire trucks in parades and for special occasions, and helping out in many other areas within the community. If a hand is needed, they are the ones to call!
Our department is not only a team, but a big family. They often take part in various training events such as confined space, ice water, grain bin and high rise rescues, all the while taking photos and videos to inform the public about the importance of safety. Weekly safety videos have been done in the past as well as providing smoke detectors and in home safety checks to those who have needed them.
A highlight over the years has been the mock accidents held in collaboration with the Redvers School. The students were put in real life situations as only a few key players actually knew the situation was not real. These men and women put their lives on the line, take time away from themselves, their family and friends to keep our community safe, and we are very proud of this!
In 2020 they attended 9 False Alarms, 7 Structure/Equipment Fires, 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents, 10 Stubble/Grass Fires, 1 Power Line on Equipment, 1 Carbon Dioxide, 1 EMS Assist and 5 STARS Landing and Fuel Ups. They had a total of 1,535 manpower hours for active calls and 648 manpower hours for meeting and training hours.
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