The month of April was a slower than usual month for the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department which responded to only eleven calls for assistance during that time. These included four reports of ringing fire alarms, four First Responder calls, one grass fire, one chimney fire, and one report of a gas leak.
Training in April included the topics of initial attack, forcible entry, fire extinguishers, class B foam, and First Responder training. Congratulations to deputy Diana Vandale, and firefighters Doug Beale, Ian Leach, Mike Thibodeau, Cristal Bertrand, Dustin Curry, Brandon Braam, Dwayne Fry, Russell Colbourne, Darcey Knittle, and probationary firefighters Steve Tory and Chris Dell who all achieved 100 per cent attendance at practices during that month.
Additional congratulations go to firefighter Dustin Curry who completed his NFPA 1001 training as well as his completing his written and practical apparatus operator evaluations. NFPA 1001 is the Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. This is a very significant event as it marks the first time in ten years that a firefighter has completed this level of training while a member of the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department. Continue reading