Currently, there are fire bans in many areas of the Province. At this time, Redwood is still permitting fires in approved fire pits only as well as gas BBQ’s. Please Note: Fireworks are strictly prohibited. RMES and the Townsite Emergency Management Agency are monitoring conditions daily. Please exercise extreme caution and be prepared to be under a ban if conditions deteriorate.
We wanted to let everyone know that we’re still here and responding to emergencies in the community.
We have closed the fire station to all but fire department personnel. Hopefully it won’t be too long, but like all of Alberta, we’re following Alberta Health Services’ lead on this one.
Our regular Tuesday night training has evolved to an online platform, like so many of us in our jobs. Duty crews continue to be on shifts at the fire station on Saturdays and Sundays. These 12 hour shifts are filled with chores, training and vehicle/equipment maintenance.
Since the pandemic was declared, we have experienced our quietest months in recent memory for RMES. We had about half the normal call volume for March than we do historically.
When the smoke settles (see what we did there?! ), we look forward to welcoming the community to the 120 station to see some great new improvements inside, see our new pumpers and say hi.
Don’t be afraid to drop us a line if you have any questions or concerns. We’ll always do our best to respond in a timely manner. A reminder, we don’t monitor our phone message or Facebook page 24/7. IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1.
Until next month, stay safe and wash your hands!