Welcome to our Fire Department
Mr. Darryl Kohse is the Fire Chief and Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner. Our fire department consists of approximately 35 dedicated community members. Please refer to our Burning Bylaw for valuable information regarding our general regulations concerning fires within the Town limits.
The citizens of the Town are not, however, without obligation to have prepared themselves to be self-sufficient within the first 72 hours of an emergency or disaster. Personal emergency preparedness brochures and information are available from the Town Hall during regular office hours.
The Emergency Social Services (ESS) component of the Emergency Plan is comprised of 100+ trained volunteers, ready to assist those in need, in Registration and Inquiry, Food, Lodging, Clothing, Finance and other needs during an emergency or disaster.
Most fire deaths occur in the home while people are sleeping. Properly installed, operating smoke alarms increase the chance of survival by 50 per cent. But when a smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night, too few people are prepared to escape the fire.
You are half asleep when your smoke alarm sounds. Do you have a plan? "Flash over" is the point when the air in a room gets so hot it ignites everything in that room. Everything from floor to ceiling will catch fire. This takes from 4 to 5 minutes. You don’t have much time to think about what to do as the smoke gets thicker and the heat more intense!
Have a working smoke alarm. Test it once a month. Replace the battery once a year.