Red fire truck with ladder infront of a Fire Department building

Primary Role

Within the mandate, the primary role of the suppression crews (firefighters) is to provide trained personnel to respond to calls from the citizens of this municipality.

Incident Response

Firefighters respond to a wide variety of incidents besides fires including:

  • Tiered response  medical calls

  • Auto extrication

  • Dive calls

  • Water/ice  rescue

  • High angle rescue

Equipment Maintenance

Suppression crews are also assigned the responsibility of ensuring the equipment used during emergency responses is maintained in working order.  Since the need for this equipment is unpredictable, it is necessary that checks be made regularly.

Training

Firefighters are involved in training to maintain the level of competency necessary to successfully respond to and deal with emergencies on behalf of the Municipality.

Details of these training programs can be found in the Training and Development section of this site.