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April 29, 2009

Provost firemen demonstrated how to put out a fire that was staged at the fire hall on Saturday afternoon April 25. This truck is designed to be re-lit many times to help train firefighters at a school that will be operated here after suppers and on certain weekends. Story, other pictures in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photo.

Open House Held for New Fire Training Centre
An open house and fire fighting techniques were held on Saturday, April 25 at the fire hall where a new training facility is being developed.

In addition Provost’s new fire truck was also on display for the public to see for the first time. It is valued at an estimated $322,000 (U.S.) or if paid today in Canadian funds that would be approximately $395,500.

Director of field operations, Ernie Polsom from the Fire Commissioner’s office also took in the open house and in addition to the local fire department, honoured long time volunteer Wilf Nett who has put in 53 years of service. He was presented by firemen Hugh Baier, Roy King and fire chief Barry Johnstone along with Reeve of the M.D. Allan Murray and Mayor of Provost, Ken Knox with a plaque and a shined up fire axe. He is now officially retired from active duties, finishing off services as fire marshall. No replacement for the position has yet been named. Nett says that now in his spare time he will help his wife. He was also asked by The News for a fire safety tip: “Put a lid on a burning kettle; most fires are kitchen fires.”

Knox said that Nett had contributed a “great amount of time to the department” and added that the town is “proud of the department we have” pointing to modern equipment as well. Reeve Murray also paid tribute and thanked Nett for his time and gave wishes for the “best in the future.” He added that we would not want to guess how many calls were made to firemen to attend out in the M.D.

Fire chief Johnstone addressed the crowd and firemen present and thanked all those who were involved in the building of the new centre, training and other work.

A variety of demonstrations were put on near the fire hall that showed some of the new techniques that fire fighters are now using.

Complete story and photos in April 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Mystery Puzzles Residents as More Loud Noises Heard
Provost resident Ben Heath who read a recent story in The Provost News about local houses mysteriously shaking on the night of April 7, says he also felt and heard something unusual that night — and twice since then.

Full story in April 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Hughenden Firefighters Celebrate New $300,000 Rescue Unit
The Hughenden firefighters held an open house on Saturday, April 18 to let the public, donors and municipal councils view a new $304,585 rescue unit up close. The afternoon started off with viewing of the unit, then pictures of donors and firefighters with the new unit and finished off with beef on a bun from 4:30 until 7 p.m.

Full story and photos in April 29 edition of The Provost News.
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This week we ask : "Do You, or Did You Ever, Have a Collection of Some Sort?"
. . . and we heard answers from Ty Hope, Kaitlynn Prosser, Brett Boser, Kailee Beckley and Jessica Enzenauer. Check out the April 29 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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