Tags : Lethbridge Fire and EMS

Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 3-9

This is Fire Prevention Week. It is a time to review and learn about safety tips in case of an emergency. This year’s campaign focuses on Learning the Sounds of Fire Safety, a way for people to familiarize themselves with different noises you may hear such as a smoke alarm or carbon dioxide detector.   […]Read More

Fatal incident on Oldman River

A 42-year-old woman is dead following an incident on the Oldman River Monday evening.  Fire and EMS crews responded to a 911 call reporting a person had entered the water and went under near Popson Park.  According to witnesses, the Lethbridge woman whose name is not being released, had floated away from the group and […]Read More

South Lethbridge fire destroys garage and vehicle on Monday

The Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services were on scene this afternoon attending to a garage fire along 10th Avenue South. Crews responded from three stations just before 2 p.m. to the rear detached garage, where the garage and car inside were fully engulfed. Captain Neil Green with the fire department, says the homeowner was working […]Read More

Staying safe while floating down the Oldman River

With the above seasonal temperatures southern Alberta seen last week, the snow in the Rocky Mountains has begun to melt. The increased water is causing the Oldman River to flow at a faster rate than normal, and this could be dangerous for people floating, swimming and kayaking. The Lethbridge Fire Department is reminding residents to plan […]Read More

CIP funds allocated for possible fire hall relocation

Yesterday’s adoption of the 2022 to 2031 Capital Improvement Program included close to five million dollars allocated for the purchase of land and functional study into relocating Fire Station number three which is currently located at 16 Avenue South.  Greg Adair who is the Deputy Chief of Strategic Services says the need has grown beyond […]Read More

Former paramedic reflects on work-related mental challenges

This week is National Paramedic Services Week.  It is an occasion to recognize hardworking and courageous professionals for their dedicated public services and to thank them for protecting our health and safety. We spoke with a local former paramedic and heard some unsettling stories. Since the early age of eight, Charissa Klamn knew she wanted […]Read More