The Lone Butte Fire Departments mission is to protect life and property and the environment, and is mandated to provide; fire protection, auto extrication and first responder medical services. We have reciprocal mutual aid agreements with 100 Mile Fire-Rescue Services and the Watch Lake-Green Lake Fire Dept., and call upon them when necessary, and lend a hand when we are called upon. The department prides itself on being one of the most progressive fire departments in the area and strives to achieve the highest level of preparedness and competency for the emergencies it responses to.
The department is made up of members of the community from all walks of life, who like the challenges, experiences and camaraderie the fire service has to offer. Firefighters train regularly to the provincial standards for a professional firefighter and are participating in the B.C. Firefighter Certification Program.
Members train weekly and practice regularly for the types of incidents they encounter including; structural and interface fires, haz-mat, auto extrication and rescue, and can take courses both locally and abroad to increase the knowledge and expertise of the department. First Responders train and practice regularly for the medical emergencies they respond to and most are licensed emergency medical attendants who are trained to the highest level for a First Responder (FR-3).
Firefighters are on-call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. They carry a pager or radio and respond to emergencies when available. The department averages about one call a week, the majority being medical emergencies, or First Responder calls. People can be a member of the department as a firefighter only if they are uncomfortable with the medical side of our operations.