Over the next year…the Renfrew Fire Department will be helping out even more. A modified tiered response program has been initiated which means that firefighters will be responding to certain types of medical calls in the town of Renfrew. The idea is, to lend a hand to paramedics…by helping folks out when the ambulance gets delayed. The focus of their responses will be on those in dire medical need…things like shortness of breath…heart attacks…possible drownings…that kind of thing. Firefighters say they can be pretty much anywhere in town…within 4 minutes of getting the call.