Ponoka Fire Department

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Ponoka’s community spirit stays strong during heat wave

Fire department, RCMP, Ponoka Victim Services, FCSS help Ponokians stay cool

 

Photo submitted by Donna Noble

Tractor fire east of Ponoka doused

Fire was Monday afternoon

 

Council has decided to offer up items leftover after dismantling the Ponoka Fire Department back in March to Ponoka County first, then disperse or dispose of the rest.                                File photo

Ponoka offering up leftover fire inventory to Ponoka County

Trucks already sold by town, remaining equipment to be sold or donated

 

Here is the 1963 Ponoka Fire Department in front of the fire hall across from the former Town Hall on 48th Avenue. Shown in the back row from left to right are: George Standard, Sandy Newlands, Harold Barnes, Ray Saunders, Frank Mickey, Pete Sieben, Chief Morley McKelvey, Carl Fuhr, Cy Webber, Bob Brooks, unknown, Cec Bieber, Bud Horn, and Pat Paterson. Seated in the front row with the trophy are: Reg Johnson, Ed Nelson, Ray James, and Werner Nielsen.

Reflections: Celebrating the long history of the Ponoka Fire Department

The department served Ponoka for 112 years protecting area residents

Here is the 1963 Ponoka Fire Department in front of the fire hall across from the former Town Hall on 48th Avenue. Shown in the back row from left to right are: George Standard, Sandy Newlands, Harold Barnes, Ray Saunders, Frank Mickey, Pete Sieben, Chief Morley McKelvey, Carl Fuhr, Cy Webber, Bob Brooks, unknown, Cec Bieber, Bud Horn, and Pat Paterson. Seated in the front row with the trophy are: Reg Johnson, Ed Nelson, Ray James, and Werner Nielsen.
Letter: The Ponoka Fire Department sends its farewell

Letter: The Ponoka Fire Department sends its farewell

A letter from members of the former Ponoka Fire Department was received thanking residents

  • Apr 3, 2018
Letter: The Ponoka Fire Department sends its farewell
Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Breaking: Ponoka County takes over Town of Ponoka Fire Services

After a special meeting with the county locks were changed and the county took over

Ponoka County took over fire services for the Town of Ponoka Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The county held a special meeting at 1 p.m. to discuss the issue and approved the request to take over services. It was intended to come into effect May 1.                                 Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Web Poll: Ponoka goes with the county on fire services

Web Poll: Ponoka goes with the county on fire services

What are your thoughts now that the Town of Ponoka has made the move to go with the county?

Web Poll: Ponoka goes with the county on fire services
In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, Town of Ponoka council voted unanimously to have Ponoka County take over fire services for the town. The start date is set for May 1 and the agreement is based on a per call basis.                                File photo

Town of Ponoka to hand over fire services to county

Council voted unanimously to have the county take over May 1. County meets Thursday morning

In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, Town of Ponoka council voted unanimously to have Ponoka County take over fire services for the town. The start date is set for May 1 and the agreement is based on a per call basis.                                File photo
A truck fire destroyed this vehicle Wednesday afternoon just north of downtown Ponoka. The Ponoka Fire Department attended the scene and doused the flames.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

WATCH: Ponoka Fire Department called to truck fire

Luckily there were no injuries in a pickup truck fire just north of downtown Ponoka

A truck fire destroyed this vehicle Wednesday afternoon just north of downtown Ponoka. The Ponoka Fire Department attended the scene and doused the flames.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Members of the Ponoka Fire Department, some dressed up for the occasion, were joined by Ponoka Victim Services, Ponoka RCMP and Ponoka Citizens On Patrol in raising funds at the Charity Checkstop on Highway 2A Nov. 23. Over $4,000 was donated from the event. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Lots of help raised for two Ponoka charities

Annual Charity Checkstop brings in more than $4,000 in donations

Members of the Ponoka Fire Department, some dressed up for the occasion, were joined by Ponoka Victim Services, Ponoka RCMP and Ponoka Citizens On Patrol in raising funds at the Charity Checkstop on Highway 2A Nov. 23. Over $4,000 was donated from the event. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Mayor Rick Bonnett

Ponoka council freezes Ponoka Fire Department spending

All discretionary spending frozen until full budget numbers are presented

Mayor Rick Bonnett
The Ponoka Fire Department’s decision to transfer fire apparatus, April 2016, with little to no equipment without notice to Ponoka County has put the town in an awkward position. An invoice of $76,000 was sent by Ponoka County to the town in May 2016. The town opted to pay half the invoice.

Ponoka County plays hardball over fire equipment invoice

Divisions over fire services between the town and county of Ponoka have come to the forefront

The Ponoka Fire Department’s decision to transfer fire apparatus, April 2016, with little to no equipment without notice to Ponoka County has put the town in an awkward position. An invoice of $76,000 was sent by Ponoka County to the town in May 2016. The town opted to pay half the invoice.