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Taber Fire respond to 31 calls in March

Posted on May 25, 2023 by Taber Times

The March 2023 Activity Report for the Taber Fire Department was submitted to town council for review at their April 24 meeting.

Communications

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

• Recruit class of (5) started February 2023. 

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 – 576 hours of firefighter training 

• Past 12 months – 4160.5 hours of firefighter training 

• 8 members successfully completed 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; all 8 members also successfully passed certification evaluations (awaiting written exam results). 

• 8 members currently undergoing emergency medical responder (EMR) training, this is an extensive 100 hour course being offered in house over several months. All 8 students have passed their

mid-term examination.

• One external training centre rental in March

• Several fire extinguisher training events, with over 50 citizens trained in fire safety and extinguisher use in March alone.

• Received approval of the Alberta Government Fire Services Training Program (FSTP) Grant for an amount of $8,025.86 to be put towards firefighter training as outlined in the grant agreement.

Fire Prevention

• Fire inspections: 32

• Smoke alarm installation: 14 exchanges 

• Fire investigations: 0

• Flammable Liquid Storage Tank inspections: 0

• Conducted fire inspections of all hotel and motels, corrections still in progress

Volunteering

• 1517 hours volunteer service over the last 12 months outside of training and call responses 

• one fire drill with St. Patrick Elementary School

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

• 5 members provided Medical Standby at Chinook Rodeo

Statistics

Total calls: 31. Structure fire: 0; public assist: 7; MVC: 3, rubbish/grass fire: 0; alarm call: 7; MFR: 14.

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