Belmont First Responders
Strathcona has a volunteer First Response Unit who are on call 24/7 to provide an immediate response to 911 medical emergencies prior to the Doctor and/or Ambulance arriving on the scene. The volunteers ensure their skills are maintained at a high level by undertaking aggressive training and certification programs combined with monthly practice sessions.
More volunteers are always needed, if you feel you are able to dedicate your time to this valued and worthy cause please contact Sharon McLeod (204) 573-2637
The department, as it is today, was established following the devastating fire of Spring 1966 in which Belmont lost several major businesses. The identified reasons for the major loss during the fire were the lack of equipment and trained personnel. This led to the purchase of Belmont's first fire truck (a 1952 International Diamond T) and the formation of a Municipal funded Fire Department that would be trained in the operation of the newly purchased equipment.
Since its inception there have been six Fire Chiefs, Ed Verhelst, Ralph MacFarlane, Dennis Myers, Barry Campbell, Troy Matchett and, for the past ten years, Dennis Pryke. The Strathcona~Belmont Fire Department forms part of the Turtle Mountain Mutual Aid District and can call on the resources of seven neighbouring Fire Departments should the need arise.Smoke Detectors
are available from the Strathcona Fire Department at a cost of $10.00 per unit.
Smoke Detector units become ineffective after ten years, for your own safety please ensure the age of your smoke detectors fall within this time period and that they are in full working order.
ANNUAL STRATHCONA FIRE DEPT. WESTERN BREAKFAST
Saturday August 4th, 2012 at the Belmont Community Hall from 8:00am to 11:00am.
$8 / adults, $5 / children under 12, age 5 and under are free.