Firefighters douse garage fire in Warman

Firefighters knock down a garage fire in Warman on Friday, May 19

Warman fire Rescue members extinguished a garage fire at a residence in the 200 block of Deer Meadows Drive in Warman on Friday morning, May 19. The call came in shortly before 8:00 a.m. and firefighters responded with three units. When they arrived, smoke was billowing from the garage. It was quickly brought under control with foam and water from a pumper truck. However, hot spots were detected and firefighters had to open up one of the walls to fully extinguish the fire. Firefighters left the scene at about 9:00 a.m. All residents of the home evacuated safely and there were no injuries. Damage is estimated at about $40,000 to the home and contents. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

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Kids learn safety, riding skills at Warman Bicycle Rodeo

Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence helps guide Warman Elementary School Grade 3 student Laycie E. through an obstacle course at the Warman Fire Hall during a bicycle rodeo on Wednesday, May 17

Over 700 students at Warman Elementary School got a hands-on course in safety during a bicycle rodeo at the Warman Fire Hall on Wednesday, May 17.
“We set this up so the kids can be ready for the summer season,” said Warman Fire Chief Russ Austin. “We make sure their helmets fit properly, we explain the importance of wearing a helmet, and talk to them about the rules of the road.
“They learn how to brake properly, to signal when turning or stopping, and how to avoid obstacles.
“The skills they learn here they can apply through the whole summer.” Continue reading “Kids learn safety, riding skills at Warman Bicycle Rodeo”

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Warman Fire Rescue ‘Terrible Carolers’ help Food Bank

The Warman Fire Rescue ‘Terrible Carolers’ took to the streets on December 15 for a worthy cause. When the crew heard that the fledgling Warman Food Bank had more people needing donations than they had hampers for, they hit on an idea.

“We took it upon ourselves to put some Christmas tree lights on a couple of our trucks and we went around town singing Christmas carols for donations yesterday,” chuckled Fire Chief Russ Austin. “We ended up going to about 30 different houses, and I think we raised about $1400 for the Warman Food Bank last night.

Warman Fire Rescue ‘Terrible Carolers’ sing for Food Bank donations

The crew announced their intentions in a Facebook post. They invited Warman residents who wanted to make a donation and have a visit from the Terrible Carolers to send their address in a private message, and promised to “stop by your house.”

They took pains to ensure no one would be under any illusions about their singing abilities. “We called ourselves the Terrible Carolers, so nobody had any preconceived notions.” Of course, some might say a perfect chorus would be slightly less interesting in this case. A subsequent Facebook post offers a sampling.

“It was fun and it was for a good cause,” said Austin.


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