Friday, 7 March 2014

Fire in Rideau Ferry

What a terrible sound, especially for a former Victim Services volunteer. Sirens.
Engine after engine went by.
You know it looks really bad, but our BBDE firefighters do a fine job, as all of our volunteer firefighters do in rural Ontario.
I told one guy, "Good job." and he said, not really. It was too far along by the time they got there.

drills in spring
Here I am with a Muskoka
firefighter volunteer.
Her hubby volunteers, too!

We had two fires in the region today. It's not good being in the news. They never seem to celebrate the good things that happen.
All of our firefighters are volunteers in rural Ontario. Bless their hearts. Muskoka has the highest number of female volunteer firefighters in Ontario!
I don't know about the numbers in Lanark County, but they work so hard.

Fire rips through Rivington home

Firefighters from BBDE and Perth were on scene in Rideau Ferry to battle a fire at the home of John and Cindy Rivington. According to Andrew Rivington, son of John, his father and stepmother are in Florida but a couple has been looking after the home and were taken by ambulance to hospital for observation. Police officers from Lanark County OPP were also on scene directing traffic.

It seemed to have begun in the garage, as it was gone. Firefighters had to break open the roof to get to the fire.
Rivington could only watch as fire fighters reloaded their oxygen tanks and made tandem trips to battle the blaze. Men were on ladders to reach the second floor with a chainsaw to open up the roof. 
It's so sad seeing something like this.

Rideau Ferry Fire March 7, 2014 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The fire fighters were on their way at 2:45 today, by 4:30 p.m. they were still fighting this fire. Our volunteer firefighters are the best. A very sad looking house, but all were safe, even the dog.


Cloudia said...

Glad all safe, Jenn

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Kay said...

Since my son spent a couple of years as a fire fighter in New Mexico, I have even more admiration and respect for these people who put their lives in danger to help others.