By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
You may have seen them in the downtown parking lot this past weekend, members of the Claresholm Fire Department standing in front of a fire truck, selling copies of their brand new calendar.
“It’s a chance to recognize members and showcase who they are and who they work for,” said Fire Chief Craig White of the calendar.
The project is a fundraiser with proceeds going to the purchase of rope and low-angle rescue equipment which supports the department’s level of service as found in the intermunicipal fire services agreement.
This equipment can be utilized when a vehicle is trapped on an embankment, such as in the hills or back country.
If someone is injured, the equipment will enable firefighters to transport someone using a system of ropes and pulleys which is safer than trying to carry them out.
The calendar features all 26 members in a calendar spanning two years.
“It worked out pretty well,” White said.
The idea came from Lisa Perry, one of the members of the department, who brought it up at one of their meetings.
Then she ran with it, working with the Claresholm Local Press on the design and production of the calendar.
Calendars are $30 each, and are available at the fire hall, and each member of the department has a selection they can sell as well.