Thanks to MacGregor residents' willingness to help the fire department, they've added some new tools to keep them safe.
The MacGregor Fire Department has added a Holmatro mini cutter, which will help firefighters get into tight, hard-to-reach areas. Fire chief Chris Leckie says they're only able to make these purchases as a result of the community coming out to their fundraisers.
"From the duck race we had in the spring, to the car wash and barbecue, and the bull bash, which is our huge annual event that we partner with a few other organizations in the area," explains Leckie. "It all helps us out to improve our equipment and we really appreciate everybody that comes out to these events and supports us."
On top of the mini cutter, the department recently added an emergency plug to the fleet, which allows them to disable electric cars so that they can safely work on those types of vehicles if an accident takes place.
"We've now completed our extrication set, which gives our crews all the tools required to respond to all incidents in the area and on the highway if required," notes Leckie. "It's great to see all of our tools upgraded and it's very valuable for our team."
Leckie is hopeful that the community will continue to show support in whatever way they can so that the Fire Department can continue to upgrade their equipment as needed.
In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, PortageOnline encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the PortageOnline app.