Hauling Water - Alberta Style - In the cold....
By President Mark Davis
February 11, 2021

We have taught a number of water supply programs in Alberta and have always enjoyed working with the folks up that way. It is always interesting this time of year to see fire fighting operations in places much colder than Maryland. We borrowed all of the photos from our photographer friend William Vavrek and we borrowed event details from his Facebook entry (thanks for sharing). Anyway...-23C at the time of the fire with 14 kmh winds making it a bit colder. Dump tank ops....no problem. Plenty of tenders hauling water. Good work folks....and great photos William!

The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service responded to Lakeview Estates just after 2pm Thursday afternoon for a structure fire. Upon arrival crews found fire coming from the roof of the structure.

Crews from Bezanson, Clairmont, Dunes and La Glace stations responded along with Sexsmith and Wembley to get the fire under control.

Mutual aid was also requested from the City of Grande Prairie for one additional water tender.


Bert Baumgartmer February 15, 2021 at 8:06 PM
Keep the water moving!