R.M. of Swift Current offers a huge thank-you for help during fires

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The R.M. of Swift Current No. 137 would like to say thank-you to all the volunteers who came out to help extinguish the three fires that occurred on May 1st.

We want to thank Lorne Carefoot who came to the fire with his double disc, Scott Lamb came out with a cultivator, Keith Waker for supplying us with water, Sonic Oilfield who was asked to supply water and came out with many trucks and drivers with no cost to the RM, Big Eagle who also came to supply water with many trucks also at no cost to the RM, both the City of Swift Current RCMP and Rural RCMP Detachments for helping to put out the fire as well as doing traffic control, Sask Power for the quick response to a dangerous situation, the RM grader operators and yard men, the City of  Swift Current Public Works for providing graders and grader operators, the City of Swift Current Fire Department and all their auxiliaries,  Swift Current EMS, Dean McNabb (ESO) from the OFC, the Provincial Rapid Response Team based out of Prince Albert, and the Gull Lake Fire Department for coming to Swift Current to help us out.

And of course we want to thank our own fire department.  They went above and beyond with these calls.  They first responded to a call at 4:40 p.m. on May 1st and finally got home at 4 a.m. May 2nd, with a total of 12 hours to extinguish three fires. 

It was difficult to keep track of all who helped out with the fires. If we missed anyone who came out to help, we do apologize, but please know we are very grateful for all the help from everyone. In the end everyone was safe with minimal damage to property and equipment. A job well done! Without a collaboration of efforts by all, there could have been some huge losses. Again, THANK-YOU!!       

RM of Swift Current No. 137

Organizations: R.M. of Swift Current, Gull Lake Fire Department, Swift Current Fire Department

Geographic location: Swift Current

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