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Fire fighters rescue 2 deer from the pond by College Drive
April 9, 2014
Token of appreciation to Patio Cafe for the support during the roof top campouts
Fire fighters donate money to the woman shelter from funds raised at the bridal show
April 2014
Fire fighters rescue occupant and contain leaking fuel
March 27, 2014
Ranchview Bay House Fire
March 8, 2014
Ranchview Bay House Fire
March 8, 2014
Change your smoke detector batteries with time change on March 9, 2014!
Fire fighters with one of the kids that kicked off the Muscular Dystrophy Campout
Thank you Medicine Hat!!!
Roof top campers raised over $17000 for MD
Lowering the donation boot for 2014 MD Rooftop Campout
2014 Feb 21
Thanks to ROCK 105 for the outstanding support!
Vehicle roll over in Cypress County attended by MHFD members
January 26, 2014
Evening house fire on Police Point Dr NE
Jan 2, 2014
Fire department assist residents in a fire drill
Jan 2014, Grand View Condos
MH Firefighters respond to single vehicle roll over on Black and White Trail
Dec 18, 2013
What's New at Medicine Hat Fire Department L 263
Ranchview Bay House Fire March 8, 2014

Safety reminder from your local fire fighters

Medicine Hat's 4th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Rooftop Campout

Please support the Medicine Hat Fire Fighters efforts of raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada and donate online by clicking the donate button below. If you prefer to donate in person please stop by Fire Station #1 anytime from February 21 at noon till February 23 at noon and toss a few bucks into a boot. 

      Click herer to donate to Muscular Dystrophy Online

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Medicine Hat Fire Fighters are organizing their 4th annual Rooftop Campout to raise awareness and funds to help 'make muscles move'. A Rooftop Campout is a fundraising event where local Fire Fighters camp on the roof of a building, enduring below freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and whatever else nature throws their way, and collect donations from the public to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The money raised by Medicine Hat Fire Fighters will be used to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research which will one day lead to a cure.

Fire Fighters have been supporters and fundraisers for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954. They continue to amaze us with their commitment to the over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders. Campouts are just one more example of their valor and community spirit.

The community has always been very supportive of the work our heroes tirelessly undertake to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and now these Fire Fighters are relying on your gift to make this endeavor their biggest success yet!

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Hatters raise over 16K for Muscular Dystrophy

Forty-eight hours after ascending to the top of Fire Station #1, members of the Medicine Hat Fire Department were able to raise enough money for Muscular Dystrophy research to come back down.

Since starting the campout Friday, the Medicine Hat Fire Department smashed past their $13,000 goal, collecting $16,325.10 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

“It’s fantastic,” said firefighter Curtis Noble, who along with fellow firefighter Ryan Bice, camped out on the roof of the station. “They money we helped raise made the cold worthwhile.”

“We’re extremely satisfied that we have raised money to help people affected with Muscular Dystrophy live easier lives and hopefully one day find a cure.”

Noble said the firefighters reached their goal late Saturday night, following the Medicine Hat Tigers game, where firefighters also collected.

In addition to collecting donations at the fire station and Arena, firefighters were also collecting donations at the Medicine Hat Mall, a first for this year.

Although it was cold on the roof, with temperatures dipping below minus 20 degrees, the generosity and warmth of the people in Medicine Hat could be felt by the firefighters.

“The people of Medicine Hat, like they always do for these charity events, have been reaching out, taking money and putting it in the boot,” said Noble. “It’s been fantastic.”

“After the Hedley concert on Friday, there were a lot of people, so we made sure to hang out until the remainder of that.”

“Year after year, it just keeps getting better,” said firefighter Chad Guidinger, collecting at the mall on Saturday. “The awareness is getting out there for it.”

The firefighters did the campout this year in honour of Michael James Page, who passed away from the disease four months ago.

“Michael was a young man involved heavily with our Muscular Dystrophy fundraising,” said Noble. “He truly did live each day to the fullest, and he wasn’t shy about giving a smile and being a friendly guy.”

Fire departments across Canada have been collecting for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954. Medicine Hat has been raising funds since 1971, and have been holding the rooftop campout for four years.

“The guys love doing it, it’s a lot of fun,” said Guidinger. “The guys get behind it, it’s a great time.”

Story compliments of Medicine Hat News Charles Lefebvre on February 24, 2014

Woman rescued from icy river

Medicine Hat firefighters are reminding the public to stay off the ice in Medicine Hat after rescuing a woman from the South Saskatchewan River Saturday morning.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., the fire department received a call regarding a 27-year-old woman who had slipped, slid down the embankment on the south shore of the river near the Finlay Bridge, fell through the ice and was struggling to get to shore. When firefighters from two stations arrived on scene, the woman had made it to shore underneath the bridge.

“When we arrived on scene, there were two police officers with the woman at the bottom of the river bank,” said platoon chief Dale Lerner. “Because the bank was steep and slippery, we used some of our technical equipment to pull the women and the officer up on the stretcher.”

The woman,was transported to hospital by EMS for assessment. Police say she was conscious and talking to them when she was taken to hospital, and she was later released.

Lerner says the station has received calls about people on the ice this winter, but this was the first time in the season they have had to rescue someone who had fallen in the river.

Lerner is also urging people to stay off frozen bodies of water during winter.

“With the chinook conditions, ice is not safe,” he said. “Especially with water flowing underneath it.”

Story compliments of MH News CHARLES LEFEBVRE 

City faces long list of collective bargaining in 2014
A long-standing labour dispute may be resolved this month as the City of Medicine Hat begins one of the busiest years in terms of collective bargaining in recent memory. City council’s collective bargaining representative hopes a contract settlement with local firefighters will begin an era of more congenial negotiations with local public sector unions. Read More...
Occupants safe after evening house fire

Medicine Hat firefighters investigate after a fire engulfed a home in the 100 block of Police Point Drive late Thursday night. The occupants of the home were able to get out safely.--NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVREMedicine Hat firefighters investigate after a fire engulfed a home in the 100 block of Police Point Drive late Thursday night. The occupants of the home were able to get out safely.--NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE

Occupants of a home in the 100 block of Police Point Drive are safe following a fire Thursday evening.

At approximately 7 p.m., members of the Medicine Hat Fire Department responded to the fire. The home, which has an attached garage, was “fully involved” when firefighters arrived, according to platoon chief Terry Flaig.

“The fire extended throughout the garage, so it’s a total loss,” he said. “The home itself has extensive smoke and heat damage.”

Four trucks responded to the blaze, getting it under control in approximately 30 minutes. Flaig said there were some explosions in the garage but was not sure what in the garage caused the explosions.

Flaig said the two occupants of the home got out safely, with no injuries, and said agencies have been contacted to help them.

The fire is under investigation.

Compliments:Medicine Hat News By Charles Lefebvre on January 3, 2014.

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