Edgerton Fire Department hosts wildland course

Edgerton Emergency Services Department firefighter Shawn Riese stands amongst the flames during the NFPA 1051 wildland course at the Ribstone Creek Brewery. Over the course of two weeks, 20 firefighters learned updated techniques to wildland fires including prairies and forests. Departments included the National Defence Department, Paradise Valley, Irma, Provost and Edgerton. Canada’s Fire Prevention Week runs from Sun. Oct. 6 to Sat. Oct. 12. Image courtesy of Dobie Diaries Photography

Just in time for Fire Prevention Week, twenty firefighters from the National Defence Fire Services, Paradise Valley, Irma, Provost and Edgerton fire departments participated in a regional wildland course over a two week period.

They wrote their exams and did their practical skills evaluations for the NFPA 1051 wildland course on Sun. Oct. 6 at the Ribstone Creek Brewery.

The course was hosted in Edgerton at the local fire hall.

The individuals worked hard, learned much, and gave their weekends in dedication to their respective fire departments and communities.

Edgerton Fire Chief Jon Koroluk was thoroughly impressed by the commitment and professionalism the group displayed.

“Myself, as well as all of the chiefs at the other fire departments that attended, are beyond proud of all the members that took time away from their families and their own lives to attend this training,” said Koroluk.

“What impressed me was – and I feel I am speaking on behalf of all the chiefs who had firefighters attend – the people that we have representing our fire departments are the cream of their communities. They are the ones that seem to rise to the top,” he said.

On scene were instructors who prepared the outstanding calibre of their instruction and the course evaluator who upheld the strict and untainted professional standards these departments champion.

The Garden’s Edge Cafe and the Edgerton Oasis Hotel catered lunches while Dobie Diaries  Photography captured the live fire training.

Canada’s Fire Prevention Week is from Sun. Oct. 6 to Sat. Oct. 12.

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