Donate car, help firefighters

If you have an old car that’s defunct and you’re not sure what to do with it, you should donate it to the fire department.

If you have an old car, truck, van or other vehicle that’s defunct and you’re not sure what to do with it, you should donate it to the fire department.

The Wetaskiwin and Millet fire departments continue to look for old vehicles to use for training purposes. Most people don’t realize that fire departments don’t spend all of their time fighting fires anymore. They spend a lot of their time providing emergency services at motor vehicle collisions.

Such collisions involved rescuing people trapped in wrecked vehicles. Rescuing people from such situations is specialized work, requiring care, attention and skill that can’t come from sitting in a classroom alone. It has to be developed from hands-on training.

To that end, firefighters at both the Wetaskiwin and Millet departments are asking the public to donate vehicles for the departments to use in motor vehicle collision practices. If you have a vehicle that you can donate, call 780-984-8511.

 

Just Posted

Devastating house fire in Millet area Oct. 17

Tetlock family has GoFundMe set up after losing everything they own

Three cannabis retail developments coming to the City of Wetaskiwin

Legalization leads to high costs for the city

Mentally healthy workplaces boost bottom line: speaker

Robert Manolson says employees looking for kinder workplaces

Wetaskiwin reader horrified at Trudeau’s weakness

Trudeau ignores child murderer’s transfer: writer

Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected

Officials say 70 per cent of people in those provinces will get back more than they end up paying out as fuel costs rise to incorporate the carbon tax.

Ponoka plays host to music arts program aimed at empowering youths

Ponoka Secondary Campus Grade 7s learned about awareness through song writing

$38,000 power bill in Ontario raising red flags for Albertans

MP Blaine Calkins is concerned about the potential costs of power for Albertans

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

Outdoor retailer MEC vows to boost diversity after online complaint

Mountain Equipment Co-op was criticized for perpetuating a white-only picture of the outdoors

Trump vilifies caravan, says he’ll cut Central American aid

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico.

Rotating strike in Toronto will have ‘significant impact,’ says Canada Post

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities.

Most Read