Rescue Swimmer Training

On this beautiful last day of April, CKFR A-shift crews were at Island Lake Park practicing water rescue drills. CKFR Rescue Swimmers Alex McCracken and Connor Bitterman were successful in rescuing the “victims”. This great training was organized by Station 64 Lt. Owen Rhodes (also a Rescue Swimmer).

Kitchen Fire

A kitchen fire in the 5100 block of Hansberry Street was quickly extinguished today. A grandma was cooking for her grandson when smoke and flames started coming from the stove. She quickly grabbed the child and got out of the house to call 911. A dog, Kubi, and a cat also escaped. Smoke damage was limited to the kitchen. There were no working smoke alarms in the residence so crews installed them before leaving.

Busy Wildland Fire Season Expected

CKFR B Shift crews completed the Wildland Fire Fighting Refresher training, taught by instructor Lt Bill Green yesterday.
Members reviewed the mobilization policy and deployment procedures, the Brush Truck at 56, as well as personal protective equipment. The training was capped off with a timed pack test run and cutting a control line with hand tools.

Trailer Fire In Seabeck

At 5:21 this evening, CKFR crews responded to a 5th wheel trailer fire in the 10000 block of NW Pioneer Road in Seabeck. There were no injuries. The County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.