Council hears Public Works update

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2024 10:00

Fire Chief Cam Abrey provided Dauphin city councillors with an update on his department’s activities in the first quarter of 2024 as part of the city’s regular meeting, June 10.

In the first four months of the current year, the local fire department responded to 65 calls compared to 84 in 2023.

And with May added in, the department is sitting at 85 emergency responses in 2024, compared to 99 in the same time frame of the previous year.

False alarms continue to make up the bulk of the department’s responses, followed by kitchen fires and motor vehicle collisions.

“Some of our false alarms that were identified are either due to humidity or construction dust. In the past we’ve had some malicious false alarms, but there haven’t been too many of those this year,” Abrey said.

“We are trying to identify where those alarms are coming from and trying to come up with some sort of preincident education for everybody, so that we can cut down on those calls.”

Abrey also ran down the department’s training activities and gave an update on the construction of the new pumper truck that was ordered in 2023. The hope is the truck will be delivered in early 2025.

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