By Kenyon Stronski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
As a monthly custom, the department’s, councillors and mayor give both written and verbal reports to be presented before council. The following are the reports from the Jan. 24 regular meeting of council.
Taber’s CAO, Derrin Thibault held a meeting with the M.D. of Taber’s CAO Arlos Crofts and another with Barnwell’s CAO Rachel Schortinghuis. Additionally, he also met with the Taber Irrigation District for an update on the Wetlands Project and attended various other meetings over the month. Alongside this, he also attended various committee, commission, board and staff meetings, held various discussions with directors and attended virtual provincial COVID updates.
Taber’s Fire Department had a busy month. They completed inspections of flammable liquid tank storage systems, are working on the Alberta Fire Training Conference for the fall of 2022 and met with the Cypress County fire service to discuss regional training opportunities. Assistant Chief Swarbrick has continued his work on the provincial AFFCA committee for the bonspiel beginning today and running until Jan. 29. Currently, 27 teams are registered out of the targeted 20.
In terms of training, the Fire Department has completed 168 hours of firefighter training — culminating in 5,350 hours of online and face-to-face training over the past year.
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