Sooke Fire Department kept busy in the month of October

Some numbers regarding responses by the Sooke fire department

  • Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Sooke firefighters are selling their 2015 calendar as a fundraiser.

We attended:

One structure fire (requiring mutual aid from Metchosin and Otter Point) for an electrical fire at Sooke Elementary School

1 appliance fire

1 dumpster fire

26 medical calls

9 motor vehicle collisions

3 power lines down

2 public assist calls

5 fire alarms

10 burning complaints

 

Fire Department Safety Tip of the Month:

Over 80 per cent of the motor vehicle crashes the fire department has attended this year are rear end collisions, most of which are due to driver inattention.

With the dark and rainy nights we encounter during the winter months, it is extremely important to drive defensively and maintain a safe following distance from the car ahead of you.

Fund-raising

calandar

The Sooke Fire Department is always seeking volunteer firefighters. If you might want to give of your time and learn new skills, call Chief Steve Sorensen at: 250-642-5422.

The Sooke volunteer firefighters are selling a 13-month calendar with proceeds to go towards their volunteer service in Panama.

The firefighters aid the Fraternidad de Bomberos group by training in the use of firefighting and emergency-use equipment.

The last time they went they trained 40 firefighters in the small Panamanian town of Boquete.

The firefighters lastwent in 2013 when six Sooke firefigthters travelled to Panama.

The calendar shows the Sooke firefighters in action and each of the photographs was taken by the Sooke Photography Club. The calendars are available at the  Stick in the Mud, Western Foods, Fire Hall #1 or you can order them online trough Facebook or Twitter.

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