The Dauphin Fire Department is here to serve and protect the community and Tuesday is their day.

It's International Firefighters Day and Fire Chief, Cam Abrey says every day he works at the department is a great day.

"I'm living the dream. My dad always told me that if you want to live in a community, you have to be a part of the community," said Abrey. "The best way to be a part of the community is to give back and I get that opportunity working at the DFD."

Cam's oldest son is a current firefighter and his youngest son is a part of the cadet program through the high school. Cam says although times are different because of the coronavirus pandemic, the force remains committed to serving the community when they are called.

Whether it's a house fire to a fire in the field and anything in between, the Dauphin Fire Department has always and will always be here ready to get their job done in the safest and most effective way possible.

"We have an amazing group here, we call it our fire family," offered Abrey. "It's such a great group of people that are doing what they can to serve their friends and family."

As the weather continues to improve and with summer right around the corner, Cam does want to remind you to be extra cautious when having a BBQ or a fire outside. He says to never leave any fire unattended because it doesn't take long for the fire to spread. Bonfires are allowed within the City of Dauphin as long as all regulations are met. 

"Always keep an eye on whatever you're heating," ended Abrey. "Whether it's an open fire, on a BBQ, or the oven inside."