In memory of Walter Degginger Jr


Condolences to the family of Walter DeggingerJr. who passed away on January 22, 2013. Walter served as a firefighter for many years in Chester and Blandford. Recently he served as a Fire Commissioner with the District 1 ( Blandford ) Fire Commission. Walter had a successful educational career at Haase's Alternative School followed by many years at the Chester Municipal School. As an educator he is fondly remembered for his restless intellectual curiosity and the high expectations of his students whose initiatives he always supported. He coached both hockey and basketball. Walter was a well respected and proud member of the Blandford community and a major fundraiser and committee member for the construction of the Community Centre. Walter is survived by his loving partner in life, Kathryn Lean; sons, Robert and Seth; daughter in law, Shimrit; grandchildren,Sophia and Samual; sisters, Jan Enright and Judy Kaye.

Special Ratepayer's Meeting


The Commission for Fire Protection District # 1 Blandford announces a Special Ratepayer's Meeting to be held on January 23, 2012 starting at 8:00 pm at the Blandford Community Center Lodge Room. The purpose of this special meeting is to elect candidates to fill two vacancies on the Commission. There is a storm date set for January 30, 2012.Please see meeting announcement.

For more information please contact Wendy Chase at 228-2812 or by emal at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Many thanks for Blandford Appreciation Breakfast


The Commission for Fire Protection for Blandford & District 1 would like to thank everyone who came out to our Appreciation Breakfast on October 15. It was an opportunity to thank Blandford & Area Fire Rescue members, the Auxiliary, local businesses that employ firefighters and support them answering calls during the work day, mutual aid fire departments in Hubbards & Chester and the Municipality of Chester for everything they do for our community. And in lieu of admission, donations at the door for the IWK Hospital Burn Unit totalled $868.00. Thank you and congratulations!

Thank you as well to the Blandford Community Centre volunteers and the Two Bays 4H Club for preparing and serving a delicious breakfast.



September 1, 2011, NS approves our governance under the Rural Fire District Act


In the September 2011 issue of the Commissioner's Corner,  Commission Chairperson, Mike McDonagh-Harnish, discusses our move to governance under the Rural Fire District Act, revisions to our Terms of Reference and a plan to communicate updates as we move through this restructuring. Mike and other members of the Commission will be most pleased to address any questions.  




Appreciation Breakfast set for October 15, 2011


The Commission for Fire Protection for the District of Blandford and District 1 is pleased to announce it is sponsoring a breakfast on October 15, 2011 at the Blandford Community Centre in recognition of the Blandford & Area Fire Rescue service. 

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