Strome Fire Dept. back in service

A random lightning strike to the Strome Fire Department station on June 13, 2018, was said to have damaged structural
beams, the wall and the ceiling in the rear of the fire hall. From the left, Don Kroetch, Brenda Hauck, Brad Mohler, Jim
Hauck, Dan Wieschorster, Maurice Miller, Cory Robbins, Bruce Zimmer and Kristen Hauck are happy to be back to their
duties following a time out. ECA Review/Submitted

Just like any other fire department, the Strome Fire Department came together on March 21 to restock their trucks and check their gear for the next emergency.

The difference was that this was the first time the local team had been in their station since June 13 after a random lightning strike caused the building to begin burning.

It severely damaged the structure, approximately $193,000 in total according to Flagstaff County regional emergency services coordinator, Kim Cannady.

Over the past eight months, neighbouring community fire departments including Killam and Daysland stepped up to lend a hand while money was raised and the building was reconstructed.

Strome members were not dispatched to any calls during this time out.


Terri Huxley

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