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”

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Martensville pays tribute to protective services members

A sold-out Protective Services Gala in Martensville last weekend honoured those who put their lives on the line to serve their community.
Organized by the Martensville Fire Department (MFD) and the Martensville RCMP detachment, the event at the North Ridge Centennial Community Centre on Saturday, October 21, signalled the return of the celebration after an absence of several years.

Steve Smith, the last original member of the Matensville Fire Department, is retiring after 40 years

It also marked a bittersweet milestone for the MFD’s longest-serving member, Steve Smith. After 40 years, Smith is hanging up his bunker gear.
“Tonight we want to honour one of our members,” said Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck. “And to say goodbye to the last original member of the Martensville Fire Department.
“In 1977, Steve Smith was part of a small group that saw the need for a fire department in our growing community.
“Over the next forty years, with the help of Steve and members like him, the fire department evolved from a one-bay, one-truck fire hall to the well-equipped department that it is today.”
Dyck said Smith has been an “outstanding member” of the fire department who has dedicated many hours of service to his community as a firefighter, first responder and mentor.
“It’s people like Steve who make our community a better place to live.” Continue reading “Martensville pays tribute to protective services members”

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