KENSINGTON – The Kensington Fire Department responded to 97 calls for assistance during 2013, the majority involving motor vehicle and snowmobile accidents.
Statistics provided by Deputy Fire Chief Rodney Hickey to Kensington Town Council showed that firefighters responded to 37 calls involving either motor vehicles or snowmobiles.
Other calls included: false alarms – 20, grass/brush fires – 11, flue fires – 10, Island EMS assistance – 9, structural fires – 7, and mutual aid calls – 3.
Hickey reported that the department participated in the Canada Day celebrations at the Kensington train station and provided assistance for the fire works at Twin Shores Campground.
He said firefighters assisted with winter carnival by flooding the outside rink and provided rides on the fire truck.
The department had an entry in the Harvest Festival, parade and the Santa Claus parade.
The department also hosted a seminar with the RCMP and surrounding fire departments and the Kensington police on meth labs.