Martensville to host FireFit Canada competition

Martensville firefighters demonstrate their skills at a Fire Prevention Week open house at the fire hall in October, 2017. The Martensville Fire Department is hosting a FireFit Canada competition June 2 and 3,, 2018 in conjunction with the annual Buster Days celebration

The Martensville Fire Department is gearing up to host FireFit Canada, a national firefighters’ skills competition, during Martensville’s annual Buster Days celebration June 2 and 3. Continue reading “Martensville to host FireFit Canada competition”

Thermal imaging cameras give firefighters a big advantage

Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck demonstrates the new thermal imaging camera integrated with an SCBA

Martensville firefighters gave themselves the gift of sight this Christmas season.
The department purchased ten specially-designed thermal imaging cameras (TICs) earlier this month, boosting individual firefighters’ ability to see heat-emitting objects in zero-visibility conditions like total darkness or smoke-filled buildings. Continue reading “Thermal imaging cameras give firefighters a big advantage”

Martensville house fire extinguished quickly

A house fire in Martensville claimed the lives of two dogs on Tuesday, November 7.

Firefighters break down a wall to access the fire

Despite the best efforts of firefighters to revive the pets using canine oxygen masks, the two pets unfortunately perished from smoke inhalation in the blaze, which broke out about 9:15 a.m. in a home on 1st Avenue North.
Kim Hryhoriw, a bylaw enforcement officer with the City of Martensville, called 911 when she noticed the fire. She also alerted the Martensville RCMP. Continue reading “Martensville house fire extinguished quickly”