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Friday , 21 January 2022
BRFA memebrs jump aboard the fire truck to leave the parade to respond to an accident. Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

BRFA truck leaves Christmas parade in Bonnyville to respond to accident

You never know when an accident or fire may happen, therefore our first responders have to be ready to respond at a moment’s notice when time matters the most to save lives.

That’s exactly what happened on Friday night during the Town of Bonnyville Santa Claus Christmas parade. You may have noticed that one of the pumper trucks left the parade as Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority members scrambled aboard in seconds.

Dan Heney is the Acting Regional Fire Chief of the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority.

“Station 5 Bonnyville responded at 5:45 p.m. to Hwy 28 near Twp 610 for a vehicle vs a deer,” Regional Fire Chief Heney told Lakeland Connect.

Acting Regional Fire Chief Heney says EMS assessed the occupants but no one was transported to the hospital.

The vehicle involved had to be towed from the scene.

“Life is very unpredictable and people can find themselves in the middle of an emergency at any time,” Heney said. “Regardless or when that may be, the members of the BRFA stand ready to respond to calls for help.”

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.