Thursday, April 17, 2014

Emergency responders trained on expanded supply of water pumps

Members of the Calgary Fire Department and Canada Task Force 2 (Can-TF2) are ready to deploy a series of water pumps in the event of future flooding.

The Calgary Fire Department and Can-TF2 purchased additional water pumps last year when Calgary experienced devastating floods. Staff were put through a series of exercises today to ensure pumps are ready to deploy and staff know how to properly use them in the event of future flooding.

“We run training exercises all the time to test equipment and ensure it is safe and operating properly when it is needed,” said Calgary Fire Department Deputy Chief Ken Uzeloc. “It’s important to ensure equipment is ready to go when our firefighters and partners need it.

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