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Stirling firefighters recognized at council meeting

Posted on December 19, 2022 by admin

By Kenyon Stronski

Westwind Weekly News

The following are selected briefs from Stirling council.


Administration brought forth the Stirling Fire Department for recognition due to their efforts in saving a life. Two paramedics from Raymond were awarded an Excellence in Resuscitation coin from Alberta Health Services, and a message was sent to administration from Fire Captain Brant Tidmarsh as the two paramedics wished to share their success with the Stirling fire members.

Last year, on February 13, our department responded to a cardiac arrest for a 56 year old male who collapsed. The Stirling Fire department administered CPR and the patient was transported to the hospital. Two of our members rode in the ambulance and performed CPR. Cardiac arrest calls are always reviewed by managers and the medical directors and it was determined the CPR that was done was considered excellent. In their report, they determined that the accuracy was 90 per cent and the rate of compressions was 112, with the goal being 100 to 120. After eight shocks and high quality CPR, the patient unfortunately passed but because of the combined effort of EMS and our firefighters, we were able to provide the patient his best chance of survival. The medics wanted to let you know the reward they received was because of the department’s efforts and they are grateful for all your hard work.”

Items for Discussion:

Multiple items for discussion were placed before council during their meeting, with one being the ‘6th Avenue Road Allowance License of Occupation Appeal’. This item is to allow the appeal, subsequently granting the License of Occupation to the applicants. It was further directed that administration use the existing policy to make the changes and notify the applicant of the change and the reasons why. This item was carried.

Item 7.4 dealt with a land Use Bylaw Amendment wherein administration was directed to provide written correspondence in regards to the County of Warner’s proposed amendment to include solar collectors – commercial facilities as a discretionary use. It’s also been scheduled for a speaker to appear at the public hearing to voice council’s concerns.

Revisions to Stirling’s dog control bylaw were also made, with the intention being to revise the number of dogs per household to three. Other bylaws in other jurisdictions are to be reviewed as well including enforcement fines. This item was carried.

Council Reports:

Mayor Trevor Lewington had a busy schedule, attending the annual ministry dinner in Edmonton hosted by Economic Developers Alberta. Lewington noted this provided the opportunity to network with a range of provincial and federal government officials.

Reeve Bart Huyon from Brazeau County was also hosted in Stirling where he reviewed the municipal solar program as well as the creation of a municipally controlled corporation for energy marketing.

Coun. Gary Bikman attended the Chinook Arch regional Library System public relations committee meeting, and the other councillors had nothing to report.

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