Fire Chief Chad Cooper says 2017 was an average year for call volumes with 74 calls of service noting the residential structure fires. He explains the department responded to eight structure fires and an estimated 600 thousand dollars in fire damage adding as residents we need to remain vigilant in ensuring your home is fire safe and all smoke alarms are in working condition. Cooper adds another achievement in 2017 was the department’s yearly average for fire response times. He says this is taken from the time of the dispatch page to the first arriving fire apparatus pointing out the industry set standard is nine minutes and the Flin Flon Fire Department achieved just slightly over eight minutes which means fire crews are responding faster and arriving at your house quicker.
Cooper says 2017 marked a milestone 80 years of service to the community by the Fire Department.