Fire Prevention Week: October 6- October 12, 2019
This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Did you know?
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.
About Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
Local Fire Stations
Kneehill County residents are served by 6 fire stations including hall locations in the Village of Acme, Village of Carbon, Village of Linden, Town of Trochu, Town of Three Hills and Kneehill County's own Hamlet of Torrington.
Kneehill County currently contracts out fire services under a Master Fire Agreement with these towns and villages and operates the Torrington Fire Hall under Kneehill County's umbrella.
Three Hills Fire Department 2016
Kneehill County Fire Department 2016
Acme Fire Department 2016
Carbon Fire Department 2016
Linden Fire Department 2016
Trochu Fire Department 2016
Kneehill County would like to recognize the brave men and women who volunteer for their local Fire Department, sacrificing their time and risking their lives to ensure our homes and communities are kept safe.
Thank you to all the firefighters who serve the Kneehill County region!
Fire Training StructureThe Fire Training Structure has been installed at the Kneehill County Training Centre located at the Trochu Fire Hall. The structure was funded by the ACP Provincial grant program supporting regional initiatives, including fire services. The structure allows the fire fighters in our region to train under the real pressures of fire, heat and smoke.
A regional fire mutual aid agreement is in place for fire services within Kneehill County (including Three Hills, Torrington, Trochu, Linden, Carbon, Acme). The agreement includes cost sharing, equipment sharing and mutual aid.
Fire Services Bylaw
If an emergency please dial, 9-1-1
Fire Department contact: Debra Grosfield 403.443.5541 (Messages will be relayed to the fire chiefs).
Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge
Members of the Torrington Fire Department participated in the 4th Annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in Calgary on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Justin Block, Micha Fakner, Katlyn Benedict, Jesse Sherlock and Jaquelyn Benedict each climbed 55 floors of the Bow Tower (that's 1204 stairs!) in full bunker gear, including air tanks.
Collectively, they raised $2,395.00 in support of Wellspring Calgary, a not-for-profit organization that provides programs, resources, and support to people affected by cancer. Because a prevalent occupational hazard of the firefighter's job is cancer, Wellspring works to ensure the needs of firefighters are considered alongside the needs of all its community members.