Overview of the Red Lake Fire Rescue Service
The Red Lake Fire Rescue Service is a volunteer fire service. The service has a full-time Fire Chief and a full complement of 65 firefighters at five fire stations.
A station is currently maintained in each community. Individual stations have a Captain, firefighters and possibly other officers. For more information on a particular station please see below.
Balmertown Station 1
Captain: Bill McCleary
Training Officer: Darren Bullied
Safety Officer: Brian Kraft
Prevention Officer: Heather Willis
Firefighters: Jacques Rheaume, Tim Tessier, Alex Soley, Andrew Williamson, Geoff Taylor, Marc Pinette, Travis Wood, Jonathan Brooks, Tim Vermaak, Michael Wight,
Cochenour Station 2
Captain: John Hager
Safety Officer: Don Coghill
Firefighters: Gary Horne, Myles Perchuk, Dave Frostiak, Robert Partridge, Greg Just, Andrew Brown, Edgar Arce Saenz
McKenzie Island Station 3
Safety Officer: Kent Fraser
Prevention Officer: Lisa Battiston
Firefighters: Jaime Robinson, Leigh Moncrief
Red Lake Station 4
Captain: Jim Harmer
Training Officer: Dave Gelderland
Safety Officer: Rob Nylund
Prevention Officers: Tim Szaflik and Ron Demeduk
Auto Extrication Training Officer: Dale Butterfield
Wild Land Fire Training Officer: Clinton Glendinning
Firefighters: Bob Uhrina, Scott McKean, Kara Kosie, Tony Langille, Beth Sullivan, Claude Daigle, Marshall Dumontier, Andrew Hishon, Jeff Faulds, Chris Sakamoto, Alexander Middleton, Jeff Imrie
Madsen Station 5
Firefighters: Peter Wesolowski
Emergency Management Program
The Municipality of Red Lake has an Emergency Management Program. For more information you can review the program documentation and by-law.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I Volunteer?
- Interested Individuals can complete an application & will be contacted in the event of an opening.
- What is required of a volunteer?
- A volunteer firefighter is required to attend regular Fire Department meetings and training dates. They are also required to report their availability to the Fire Chief or Station Captain.
- Are there risks involved?
- Fighting fires has risks and you will be required to be examined by a doctor and declared fit to serve.
- Can a firefighter visit my group/class/staff?
- If you would like to promote fire safety at work, school, or in the community please get in contact with the Fire Chief to discuss available options.
- How can I get more information about fire safety?
- The Red Lake Fire Rescue Service has a volunteer fire prevention officer please contact them for more information about fire safety.
- How often should I change the batteries in my fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detector?
- Batteries should be changed in spring and fall, as a guide they can be changed when the time changes.
- Am I required to have a carbon monoxide detector in my home?
- Contact the Fire Chief for more information.
More Questions about our Fire Rescue Service
For more information contact the Fire Chief at 807-727-1290.