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DNR Fire Season 2016



The Department of Natural Resources established its Fire Season in Lunenburg County from March 15, 2016 thru October 15, 2016.


  Those wishing to burn brush MUST CHECK the DNR BURN SAFE MAP and observe the burning restrictions as posted.  Alternately you may call toll free 1-855-564-2876 to obtain burn conditions and restrictions. Please note that Muncipal By-laws may have additional restrictions on burning.

A simple color coding for your specific community is updated daily and provides the information for you to determine if its safe to burn.

RED:No burning is permitted

YELLOW:Burning is permitted with special restrictions

GREEN: Burning is permitted

DNR will be enforcing all burn restrictions. Illegal burns are subject to legal proceedings.


If you must burn, take all precautions necessary and do so only when it is safe.


If you see a Wildfire, please report it immediately to DNR at 1-800-565-2224 toll free or call 911.



Thank you for visiting the Fire and Emergency Services web site for the Municipality of the District of Chester.

Our seven district volunteer fire departments, Blandford and Area Fire Rescue, Hubbards Fire Department, Chester Fire Department, Chester Basin Fire Department, Western Shore Fire Department, Martin's River Fire Department, and New Ross Fire Department are all committed to serving our community needs.

We invite and encourage you to explore the Departments which offers useful information on each of our individual departments including such areas as their History, Membership, and Apparatus and Equipment. Many of our departments have hall facilities that are available for community use.

Our volunteers participate in many community activities, support important charities  and sponsor several special events each year for you and your familiy to enjoy.

We have included several sections on Safety and First Aid in an effort to keep you advised and up to date on the ways you can help keep your home and family safe throughout the year. Recently we have added a quick link to our section on Product Recalls to provide you with information on products that pose a burn safety or fire hazard.

As we strongly believe in the benefit of educating our children in fire safety and prevention we have included a section For the Kids providing valuable information and great learning activities. Please spend some time with the children on these sites and get them interested in proper safety behaviour.

We have included Helpful Links providing access to many other useful and informative fire and emergency services web sites.

The News and Events and the Calendar of Events sections are available to you to inform you of recent fire services news and to let you know when any special department activities are scheduled. Check them out and perhaps we will see you at the next Fire Department Breakfast!

Our Volunteering section outlines the benefits to you and your community if you can spare some time to help out your local department. We would love to have you on our team!

Finally the Contact section provides direct non emergency email linkage to the Municipal Fire Services. Let us know on how you think we can improve our services. We would like to hear from you.

We welcome you and encourage you to explore the site and become involved with your local Fire Department and the community it serves.  


To meet the challenges of the future, we will operate under a volunteer, cost effective and unified team structure whose members are physically fit, well trained, effective, empowered and enthusiastic in their service.

Our apparatus and equipment will be safe, dependable, capable and deployed in an effective manner to meet the needs of the community.Our facilities will be properly designed and located to provide optimum response and quality of service.

Through our sincere commitment to excellent service, we strive to be leaders in fire and life safety, enthusiastically supported by our community which views us with pride, respect and confidence.


To serve the citizens and visitors to the Municipality of the District of Chester by making it a safer place to live and work by providing protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fires, medical emergencies, and all hazards within our communities.

Committed to maintaining a constant state of readiness, we will deliver emergency services in a rapid, professional, cost effective, and humanitarian manner.

Through our involvement in our communities we provide guidance and education on fire prevention and promote public awareness on fire safety. 


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