Andrew Dalgarno
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Chimney Fires - Jinxed Myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain 70 Dec 5, 2009. 6 Replies

Safety Vests at MVA's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek R. Oct 19, 2009. 18 Replies

What's an old pump worth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Jul 23, 2009. 2 Replies


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Andrew Dalgarno updated their profile
Oct 30, 2012
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Whitney Dodson's discussion Car Engine Firey s
"Kind of related... We responded a couple of years ago to a farm tractor on fire. Arrived and started pumping water only to have the engine begin to turn over! Yup, the water shorted out some wires and it was trying to start. Luckily for us the…"
Sep 23, 2012
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Mike Baker's discussion Honestly I'm Scared
"Wow, Mike!! I can sure relate. We have very similar departments. 2011 we ran 10 calls. We cover around 250 square miles with about 2000 residents. We don't do medical unless EMS requests us. 50% grass fires, 20% structure (usually unsaveable),…"
Feb 9, 2012
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Dwight Anthony Price II's discussion Location of a DNR
"'s no different than going to a barn fire and some says "It's my barn. I don't use it. Let it burn." Do we let it burn??? NO!! We put it out...we don't know that the guy is the owner...even if he is, maybe…"
Jan 30, 2011
Andrew Dalgarno replied to ewr's discussion Semi trucks
"We don't have any semi's on the department. We do have however, a list of farmers in the area that have tanks we might be able to get. Some are 1 ton trucks with goose-neck trailers and 1500 gallon plastic tanks, some are semi's with…"
Sep 6, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to M.J. 6821's discussion Do your departments bill?
"If the fire/mva/??? is a local taxpayer, then they are not billed...they are already paying for coverage through their taxes. If we are called to assist one of our mutual aid partners, then no....that's why we have the mutual aid system. If…"
Sep 6, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Daniel Towne's discussion Mutual Aid in the group The Volunteers
"The two departments in our municipality amalgamated last year. Since then, both stations run to all calls. If we need mutual aid, there are 7 more departments in our district that we can call on directly. Some departments have specialty…"
Aug 1, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Didn't we already put that fire out, Rekindles
"We had a rekindle a couple of years ago...not a house fire though...a grass fire! Yup, turns out the darned fire had gotten into the base of some wooden electric utility poles and smoldered away until it burned almost through. Andrew"
Mar 9, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Captain 70's discussion It's Just a Barn Fire...
"Didn't see anybody mention the obvious hazard...animals - you never know whether there are some behind the door you are about to open or not. Andrew"
Mar 7, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Jack/dt's discussion Bad Building
"Hey Ma....Yer never gonna believe this 'un!!!! Andrew"
Mar 6, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Jack/dt's discussion Bad Building
"Back in 1913, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, a grain elevator tilted to a touch over 26º off of vertical. Very few cracks appeared and the structure was brought back up to vertical. It is still in use today! It was being filled with wheat for…"
Mar 4, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to FFN WebTeam's discussion Nebraska Town Dismantles Volunteer Fire Department
"Probably depends how it is set up, what the requirements are, etc. Around here, the Municipalities are required by Provincial Regulation to have fire protection in place. They may have their own fire department(s) or hire a neighboring department…"
Feb 13, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to TN Marine's discussion When are you too old to become a firefighter?
"On our volunteer department, we don't turn anybody away. Age doesn't matter so much as ability. We've got a few older guys (60+) that aren't going to go running into a burning building, but you know what...The two that are 70+…"
Feb 8, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Branden Hill's discussion Fire departments having trouble finding volunteers
"I hear you guys. We have 19 guys and gals on the roster here, but only about 6 or 7 that regularly show up! We haven't asked the others for their pagers back because there's no one else to give the pager to. If we get any more folks…"
Feb 5, 2010
Andrew Dalgarno replied to Courtney Marx's discussion How do you feel about the Township Trustee being a line officer or firefighter? in the group The Volunteers
"It's definitely a hard call, especially in small towns where hardly anybody wants to run for council positions and it's hard to find department members too. If somebody wants to do both and they're the only person, I say let them,…"
Jan 21, 2010
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Dec 8, 2009

Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Assistant or Deputy Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
RM of Harrison Fire Department - Station #1 (Newdale)
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Firefighter Level 1
HazMat Awareness
HazMat Ops
Farm Accident Rescue
First Aid/CPR
About Me:
I farm approximately 3300 acres with my wife and parents in the Newdale area. I also have 2 long-haul trucks on the road covering the Canadian Prairies.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help out in my community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
To learn and to help out.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Manpower - Affecting safety and inability to help our neighbors.
Water supply - Rural area means no hydrants.
Lack of Funding - Small tax base and a large area to cover.

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At 1:43am on July 17, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Andrew, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

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