TO THE TOWNSHIP OF JAMES (Elk Lake)
Fire protection in Elk Lake is provided by a crew of eighteen dedicated volunteers,
who continue to give significant amounts of their time for on-going training and
practice. The department has purchased new equipment in the last year resulting
in greater safety levels for firefighters in high risk circumstances, greater
participation in regular department meetings, improved communications with the
water treatment plant in times of emergency increases on the water demand and
better turnout on fire calls. Training carried out in recent years has resulted in
improved response times and a much greater level of preparedness upon arrival
at the scene of a call. All volunteers are fully equipped to current safety standards
for municipal firefighters.
The department has two fire trucks, which will help them provide back up to other
departments in the area without jeopardizing protection in Elk Lake. The other
departments in the area also provide backup if a fire occurs that is too large for
our department to handle on its own.