After some careful research Jo, our Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Beiseker, found that we do have a very good insurance policy covering our volunteer firefighters! It has been in place for many, many years. The reason why we weren't certain of its existance was that no firefighter has needed it! We have made this information available to the BFD members. The coverage is arranged through the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and will continue into 2012 and beyond. In the future, Beiseker Village Council will ensure that all volunteer firefighters are aware of their insurance coverage through the Village.
I do hope this clears up any misunderstanding brought forward at the last council meeting.
I see that the Beiseker Fire Department is doing the Candy Cane Run on Christmas Eve. I had the honour of riding with the firefighters for many years of Candy Cane Runs. It made me very proud when I saw a firefighter in full turnout gear give a candy cane to a child on Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful, warm and safe Candy Cane Run this year and a very Merry Christmas to all of the Beiseker Volunteer Firefighters!