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Didfsbury firefighters responded to a total of 66 calls in the quarter
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DIDSBURY - Local fire department members responded to a dozen motor vehicle collision calls  and numerous fired in the last quarter, said the Town of Didsbury's chief administrative officer Ethan Gorner.

In his monthly report to council presented at the April 9 council meeting, Gorner outlined recent activities of the department, which covers both the town and surrounding rural area.

Firefighters responded to a total of 66 calls in the quarter, including 17 alarms, 21 EMS assists, two mutual aid calls, three structure fires, two vehicle fires, two wildland fires, five outdoor fires, and 12 motor vehicle collisions.

Of the 66 calls, 36 were in town, 28 were in the rural area, and two were mutual aid in the rural area.

In February, the local fire department received $5,520 under the AHS medical first responder training and equipment fund.

“As a result of this unexpected allocation, Didsbury fire is planning on furthering the medical training of our members through courses like advanced first aid, so we can provide better medical care, within our current level of service, to the citizens of the town of Didsbury and surrounding Mountain View County,” he said.

Gorner’s report also included updates on activities of the various town departments.

The public works department has been busy with roads, utilities, building maintenance, and community engagement, he said. 

In the area of utilities, six water leaks were located and repaired in the recent quarter, including three leaks discovered with the town’s new detection device.

Regarding roads, work in the last quarter included the intersection of Highway 582 and 23rd Street being substantially completed, and the 16th Street pedestrian crossing and drainage improvement also completed.

Council accepted Gorner’s report as information.

Councillor John Baswick did not attend the recent council meeting, with Coun. Joyce McCoy appearing virtually.

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