Lieutenant/EMT Gary Robertson backs up Firefighter Tyler Guluche on a hoseline while posing for the 2012 Fire Within Calendar while Communications Officer Jason Low operates 50 Engine Alpha. Redwood Meadows firefighters were kept busy on the morning of June 4 posing for the photos. Please don't forget to support your firefighters by purchasing a calendar when they are available.
March 18, 2011
Redwood Meadows has purchased a new tender. The new pumper/tanker is a Peterbilt 348/Pierce Contender, part of Pierce Manufacturing's stock ("off-the-shelf" already-built apparatus) fleet. The truck carries 9500 liters of water and has a 3200 liter per minute pump. Some customizations that were added include racks on each side of the truck to carry portable "drop tanks" which the truck can offload its water into, for on-site fire pumpers to use while the truck goes for more water.
Update 18 March 2011: The new tender was delivered to the department on Friday, March 18. It was placed into service right away and has already responded to a couple of calls. Luckily, they were not active fires and no damage was done.
Redwood Meadows, along with firefighters from Rocky View County, participated in ice rescue training with new equipment purchased from proceeds of The Fire Within calendar sales.
Tsuu T'ina Nation Fire & Rescue had their Grand Opening on Friday, January 22, 2010. The members of Redwood Meadows Emergency Services welcome this new mutual aid partner to the area and look forward to working with the department in the future.
RMES took delivery of two new pieces of apparatus in 2009. They are pictured below.
Cochrane Dodge delivered a 2009 Dodge RAM 5500 cab & chassis to Redwood Meadows Emergency Services, which RMES members used to construct the new Rapid Response vehicle. It carries 1100 liters of water, firefighting foam, light rescue and grass fire fighting equipment, and medical first response gear.
About the Department
Redwood Meadows Emergency Services (RMES) is a volunteer department. We provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical first response care to the town of Redwood Meadows, the hamlet of Bragg Creek, and the portion of Rocky View County surrounding both. We also respond to emergencies with crews from the Tsuu T'ina Nation, Kananaskis Country, the M.D.'s of Foothills and Bighorn, and the City of Calgary, on mutual aid agreements.
The department is known as 50 Station in the regional emergency response plan.
About the Site
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