Sixteen new firefighters are responding to emergency calls in Sturgeon County after completing their professional firefighter training.
“These firefighters dedicated a tremendous amount of time in their evenings and weekends to complete this training, which prepares them with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to emergencies in our communities,” says Sturgeon County Fire Chief Pat Mahoney. “We are proud to have them on our team and responding in the community.”
The paid on-call firefighters completed their National Fire Protection Association Level 1 training – which is the standard for professional firefighters – over six months and passed their provincial examinations earlier this month. Their training includes firefighting techniques like tactical ventilation and fire suppression, vehicle and machinery extrication training, hazardous materials response training, and more.
These firefighters will respond from the five stations managed and operated by the County: Bon Accord, Calahoo, Legal, Namao or Redwater. Sturgeon County Emergency Services provides 24/7 response to a variety of emergencies including residential, rural and industrial fire calls, vehicle collisions and medical calls.