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Local firefighters show off their skills at Firefighter Olympics

The Morinville Fire Department hosted the 19th Annual Sturgeon County Firefighter Olympics Aug. 12. The day-long event drew in teams from Morinville, Legal, Gibbons, Bon Accord, Calahoo and Namao for a day of competition. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the Ray McDonald Sports Center. […]

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Our Hero: Herb Pearce

As we reflect back on 2016, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank and honour one of our local heroes, one who just happens to be our dad. August 2016, marked the end of an era: after 35 years of unfailing dedication and heroism, Herb Pearce, AKA Charlie 2, hung his Captain’s hat and retired from the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Standing proud at his side throughout his journey was our mom. His loving and supportive wife Vi, always there to offer comfort after the heart-wrenching calls, or to rejoice with over the victories.
It has always been a great source of pride having a firefighter for a dad. Even more impressive is that he did this in a volunteer capacity over and above his full-time career and family obligations. Thinking back on how many times he raced out the door to a call, it is hard to imagine the countless hours he gave to this community. In fact, it really wasn’t Thanksgiving if the tones didn’t go off five minutes into our family gathering. Such was life in our home. It didn’t matter the hour or holiday, if the tones went off, so did he. We can’t possibly express with words how proud and fortunate we are to call him Dad. […]

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Fire Department has active Fire Prevention Week

The Morinville Fire Department had an active Fire Prevention Week with visits to Morinville schools to conduct fire drills and even doing home visits delivering pizza in partnership with Dominos. […]

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Morinville Fire Department: A Pillar in the Community

For more than 65-years, Morinville’s local Fire Department has been steadfast as it keeps a watchful eye over the town.

The Morinville Fire Department (MFD), which is regularly dispatched to fight fires, to attend to motor vehicle collisions, and to provide assistance at medical aids, is manned by a large group of volunteer members. […]

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Chimney believed to be cause of house fire

A chimney fire is believed to be the cause of a house fire at 10608 – 86 Street in Moriville Monday night that caused damage to the home’s exterior and second floor.

Fire crews were called to the scene in the Sunshine neighbourhood at approximately 10:44 p.m. Nov. 30. […]

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Fire destroys County business and home

The remains of a Sturgeon County business were being demolished Tuesday afternoon after a fire ripped through A’bl Auto Electric Tuesday morning.

Sturgeon County Deputy Fire Chief Steve Douglas said the call came in from the homeowner around 7:20 a.m. Nov. 3 and 55317 Range Road 254. […]

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Training a big part of life for Morinville Fire Department

[fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/MorinvilleNews/videos/vb.116150388429696/1065909606787098/?type=2&theater” width=”700″ height=”393″ onlyvideo=”1″] by Stephen Dafoe With many of the Morinville Fire Department’s calls being motor vehicle collisions […]

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: In praise of our firefighters

An SUV collides with a moose on a highway outside Morinville. Within minutes they are there to get the collision victims out of the wrecked vehicles and en route to hospital. A condominium erupts in flames and shifts to a neighbouring garage. Within minutes they arrive to battle the blaze and to protect neighbouring homes from destruction. A meatloaf catches fire in the oven setting off the alarms. Within minutes they are there to douse the burned dinner and to reassure a shaken homeowner in the late afternoon. […]

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Letter: Fire Chief expresses gratitude

The Morinville Fire Department would like to thank the community of Morinville for their support in our endeavours for the unfortunate fire we attended on Saturday July 11 at 5 p.m.