Fire & Rescue

The Henderson Rural Fire District Station is located at the corner of Birch and Main Streets. It was constructed in 1980 housing all fire equipment and ambulance in its five bay masonry structure. There are 14 volunteer fire fighters with Sheldon Epp being the Fire Chief and 3 EMTs with Cheryl Ratzlaff being the Rescue Captain. In 2017 a new rescue unit was purchased. The fire truck is a 2002 Ford. Other equipment purchased in 2006 as a joint effort between the Rural Fire Board and the City Council was a jaws of life unit.

The team of fire fighters and EMTs practice by having mock accident drills every so often. Some of the incidences have included a bus load of students that had gone off the road and down an embankment landing on its side. At other times it will be a mock accident involving vehicles on a country road. Afterwards, the volunteers critiqued the way they handled the situation and what should have been done differently for future improvement.

The Fire and Rescue Board meets every first Monday of the month at the Fire Hall commencing at 7:30 p.m. TheĀ Ambulance BoardĀ meets once a year.