Rollover and other calls keep firefighters busy

Members of the Estevan Fire Rescue Service had a steady week, responding to calls for a rollover, a cooking-related incident and more.

Fire crews were dispatched to a commercial fire alarm in central Estevan on Nov. 27. It proved to be a false alarm, as contractors were working on the system and set it off.

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Later that day, they were called to a single-vehicle rollover south of Bienfait. Deputy Fire Chief Rick Davies said one person suffered minor injuries that were looked after by emergency medical services.

Two calls came in early on Nov. 28. The first was a report of a fire alarm at an apartment complex in northeast Estevan. Crews found a cooking-related incident. Davies said it had the potential to be more serious than what it was.

“It was a fire alarm that was called in, and turned out to be a cooking-related incident in one of the suites,” said Davies. “There was potential there to be a fire, but the neighbours acted quickly enough that we got there early enough to handle any issues.”

A short time later, they were called to a commercial fire alarm at a hotel in northeast Estevan, which was likely caused by a faulty detection system.

On Nov. 30, they were called to a commercial fire alarm in northwest Estevan. It proved to be a faulty detection system.

Early on Dec. 1, firefighters were called to the Estevan Humane Society’s building for an alarm that was triggered by some work in the building. And then on Dec. 2, the fire department was called to a commercial fire alarm on the eastern outskirts of the city. Davies said it was likely caused by the power failures that were happening in the community at that time. 

Firefighters also had their regular training evening on Nov. 26, with tips for regular medical assistance.

Davies expects the fire department will be busy in the upcoming week, as they will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday for the stuff a fire truck promotion through the Community Hamper Association’s Angel Tree program. They will also be setting up their display for the Woodlawn Regional Park’s upcoming Festival of Lights. 

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