The Provost Volunteer Fire Department has received $15,000 from Enbridge Inc. In the photo at the fire hall on December 28 (2017) fire chief Barry Johnstone (left) receives the gift from Cody Kohlman, coordinator of Enbridge pipeline maintenance, Hardisty, Alta. Johnstone says that over the years Enbridge has also given money to support the fire departments flashover building, self-contained breathing apparatus bottles, jaws and cutters. This year they gave $15,000 to a Multi-Platform camera. Enbridge in 2002 launched its Safe Community program for towns along the companys project corridor rights-of-way. The Safe Community program awards grants to local first-response emergency services, including fire fighters and rescue services in rural communities across North America. Enbridges Safe Community program has existed in the U.S. since 2002 and in Canada since 2009 and has invested about $10.7 million in North American emergency responder organizations since its inception. Enbridge reports that the money from its program is intended to be used to purchase safety equipment, obtain professional training, or deliver educational programs to help save lives and keep Enbridges right-of-way communities safe. Enbridge has been in the Provost area since early August working on its massive Line 3 replacement pipeline project and has already donated well over $100,000 to local communities. More than 700 people have been using Provost as a base in this area for Enbridge Inc.s $7.5 Billion Line 3 pipeline replacement construction which is the largest project in Enbridge history. The new line is being built from Hardisty, Alta. To Superior, Wisconsin and will have an initial annual average capacity of approximately 760,000 barrels of oil per day. The local fire chief added that In my view Enbridge is probably the most community-minded corporation operating in Canada and the U.S.A.
Provost Fire & Rescue
We are a partner in the East Central Alberta Fire Training Group, which includes
County of Paintearth No 18
MD of Provost #52
MD of Wainwright # 61
County of Minburn
The group was created to give local firefighters the opportunity to train locally without having to travel and take time off of work.
Provost Fire and Rescue was established in Jan, 1914 with A E Barnes as the first fire cheif. Today we cover approximately 800 square miles of the Municipality of Provost and provides mutual aid to Fire and Rescue teams in neighboring Saskatchewan to the east, Special Areas to the south, Flagstaff to the west and Wainwright to the north.
Provost Fire Department Training Centre
Accredited by Fire Etc in Vermilion, the Provost Training Centre offers full NFPA 1001 training. All S100 to S1200 Courses.