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Council reviews fire activity report

Posted on April 12, 2023 by Taber Times

The February 2023 Activity Report for the Taber Fire Department was submitted to town council for review at their March 27 meeting.

Communications

• Continue to Post on Facebook, keeping the community involved; TFD is now on Instagram as well 

• Recruit class of five started February 2023. 

• PAD Program expanded to provide assistance to the MD of Taber with program in Vauxhall and surrounding area.

Community

• Fire Chief Chair: Core Competency Committee Working with the Alberta Fire Chief Association to build the Provincial Toolbox standardizing the fire service in Alberta, this term is 2021-2023. 

• AC West continues work with the Alberta Fire Training Officers Association.

Fire Training

• Past month – 283 hours of firefighter training 

• Past 12 months – 4328 hours of firefighter training 

• 8 members are halfway through their 1001 level 1 training which is a six month long, 160-hour course that includes certification training on a vast variety of basic firefighter functions this course will complete in March 2023.

• 8 members registered to started emergency medical responder (EMR) training in February.

Fire Prevention

• Fire inspections: 14

• Smoke alarm installation: 4 exchanges 

• Fire investigations: 0

• Flammable Liquid Storage Tank inspections: 0

• Fire Safety Plan Review with Seniors Condo Board

Volunteering

• 1535 hours volunteer service over the last 12 months outside of training and call responses 

• one Station Tour for an adult with Special Needs 

• Approximately 8 members participated in the Canadian Blood Services “Sirens for Life” Plasma donations for the month of February 

• 9 members participated in the Coldest Night of the Year Foodbank Fundraiser

Statistics

Total calls: 19. Structure fire: 0; public assist: 10; MVC: 2, rubbish/grass fire: 1; alarm call: 4; MFR: 2.

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