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Freezing cold hampers firefighters’ battle with fire in Warman

Firefighters battled a garage fire on Wilken Crescent in Warman on Wednesday morning, January 10

Freezing temperatures made things difficult for Warman and Martensville firefighters as they battled a residential fire in the 500 block of Wilken Crescent East in Warman on Wednesday morning, January 10. Continue reading “Freezing cold hampers firefighters’ battle with fire in Warman”

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”