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Congrats to Medicine Hat Firefighters Labash and Seymour who took home the Gold in the Two Man Relay
Fire fighters training on water rescue techniques
May 14, 2014
Fire fighters meet with MP's and Sentors to talk about fire fighter and public safety concerns
April 29, 2014
Fire fighters responded to a loader accident with leaking fluids, no injuries
May 6, 2014

Medicine Hat fire fighters responded in County Engine 12, and Rescue 2, with RCMP and EMS to a single vehicle rollover, South on the Eagle Butte Rd.
Fire fighters containing a rail car leak in Medicine Hat
Thank you Medicine Hat for supporting the fire fighters making a difference in the community
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!
What's New at Medicine Hat Fire Department L 263
Fatal house fire deemed accidental

A house fire that claimed the life of a 62-year-old woman is not considered to be suspicious, according a release made Tuesday by the Medicine Hat Police Service.

The fire on the morning of May 23, 2014 destroyed a home on the 1100 block of Steel Street in the South Flats and killed the woman, who was renting the home with her adult son.

An autopsy was performed on Monday to confirm the identity of the woman and the cause of death.

An investigation by fire and policy investigators has determined that the fire was not deliberately set and there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

At the request of the family, the victim’s name is being withheld.

Monetary damage is estimated at approximately $200,000.

Compliments of Medicine Hat News Collin Gallant on May 28, 2014.

Fire fighters raise funds for charity

Medicine Hat Firefighters with Ming Loo Photography presented a cheque to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation yesterday. The Medicine Hat Firefighters raised over $17,000 from their calendar sales with all proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital and the Firefighter's Burn Fund.

Thank you to everyone who purchased calendars to support this great cause!

Ranchview Bay House Fire March 8, 2014

Safety reminder from your local fire fighters

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 

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