In the month of June, the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department responded to a total of eight calls. These included two motor vehicle incidents, two grass/brush fires, two reports of alarms ringing, one smell of gas, and one ambulance assist. Training in the month of June included practice with auto extrication, wild land fire suppression, and the members of the fire department also completed their annual physical fitness test. Every firefighter present for the test passed, with the chief having the overall best time. This is worth mentioning as it will likely never happen again. Congratulations to Deputy Chief Diana Vandale, Firefighter Doug Beale, Firefighter Scott Beattie, Firefighter Ian Leach, Firefighter Mike Thibodeau, Firefighter Dustin Curry, and Firefighter Don Ross who all achieved 100% attendance at training in the month of June. Members of the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department (TRFD) also took some time to attend the Sports Day at Tumbler Ridge Elementary and cool down some kids at the end of the day.
The TRFD currently has eleven members along with two probationary members. Congratulations to firefighter Don Ross who completed his probationary training and is now a full member of the Tumbler Ridge Fire Department. Also welcome to probationary firefighters Chuck Landa and Dwayne Fry who both joined in the month of June. We are always looking for new members who are willing to commit to attending practices and fire calls and who will work well as members of a team. If you are interested, please contact the fire hall or stop by for an application. Ideally we would like to have at least twenty members on the fire department so that we can provide adequate coverage at all times.