District News

Hubbards Fire Department Receives Award

On June 11, 2016, The Lion's Club (Hubbards) presented the Hubbards and District Volunteer Fire Department with their Citizen of the Year award in recognition of the Fire Department's exemplary community service and support.

fb img 1465816598828Accepting the award from King Lion Shirley Tanner ( far right )  was Hubbards Fire Commissioners Joan Kaizer and Tim Morash and Hubbards Fire Department 1st Captain Darryl Richardson (left to right)

 

Mutual Aid Training with Chester Basin and Western Shore

Mutual aid among our responding department is more important each day. The more we practice together the more familiar wea are with each other and our apparatus and equipment. Chester Basin and Western Shore have kicked off a series of mutual aid training events which will benefit both departmenst. On June 2, 2014 Chester Basin hosted the training as both departments practice ed theproper use of SCBA and PPE. The practice also include a review of the Personnel Accountability and Rehab GOGs.SCBA1

 

Safe Grad at Forest Heights 2014

On June 5, 2014 the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department conducted a simulated emergency response to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision as part of the Safe Grad events at the Forest Height Community School. Approximately 100 Grade 12 students participated and had the opportunity of observing our firefighters triage the victims, stabilize the vehicle and then extricate the patient trapped in the vehicle. Recovery was made of another patient that had been ejected from the vehicle. Very dramatic moments included prononcing the patients dead at scene and the RCMP providing notification to the next of kin. A scene which really struck home with all, was the removal of the " fatalities " in body bags.

Safe_Grad_2014Wendy Rafuse of the Chester Basin Fire Department made an excellent presentation on the deadly reprecussions of driving while impaired due to alcohol or drugs. The RCMP discussed the criminality and penalties of impaired driving.

Members from the Chester, New Ross and Western Shore Volunteer Fire Departments and representatives of the Municipality of the District of Chester assisted in this important safety event. Paramedics from EHS kindly assisted in patient care and transport.

The Safe Grad representatives for the Forest Heights Community School expressed their sincere appreciation for the presentations and demonstrations and the important safety messages for the graduating students.

Thanks to all for their great efforts at this important event. To view a complete presenation of the day's event please click on the Safe Grad 2014 Link.

   

In Memory of past Chief Laurence Roland Welner

A memorial service was held at the New Ross Volunteer Fire Department Hall on Saturday October 12, 2013 for the late Laurence Roland Welner who passed away on October 8, 2013.  Laurence began his career with Nova Scotia Power and then was later certified in both the electrical and automotive mechanical trades. He spent time working in the Artic with the Canadian National Railway and taught courses on a wide variety of subjects including building maintenance, forestry, engine repair and many others. After retirement he opened up and managed Welner's Auto Service. His passion however was volunteering his time and knowedge to his community. He actively served for over 40 years in the New Ross Volunteer Fire Department (1958- 1998) serving in various positions including Training Officer, Deputy Chief, and Fire Chief.
 

Safe Grad At Forest Heights June 3, 2013

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On June 3, 2013 the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department conducted a simulated emergency response to a two vehicle motor vehicle accident as part of the Safe Grad events at the Forest Height Community School. Approximately 100 Grade 12 students participated and had the opportunity of observing our firefighters triage the victims, stabilize the vehicle and then extricate the patients trapped in the vehicle. Hydraulic cutters and spreaders were used to cut the vehicle's posts allowing access to the patients. A very dramatic moment of the exercise and one which really struck home with all, was the removal of the " fatalities " in body bags. The RCMP made a point to "arrest " the impaired driver and took her away in handcuffs.

Wendy Rafuse of the Chester Basin Fire Department made an excellent presentation on the deadly reprecussions of driving while impaired due to alcohol or drugs. Two representatives of MADD had very tragic and personal stories concerning deaths in their own families resulting from impaired drivers. A very moving video conveyed the serious impact this criminal behavior has on us. The RCMP discussed the criminality and penalties of impaired driving and related some shocking statistics on the scope of the problem.

Members from the Chester Volunteer Fire Department and representatives of the Municipality of the District of Chester assisted in this important safety event. Several of the graduating students participated as the victims. Paramedics from EHS kindly assisted in patient care and transport.

The Safe Grad representatives for the Forest Heights Community School expressed their sincere appreciation for the presentations and demonstrations and the important safety messages for the graduating students.

Thanks to all for their great efforts at this important event. Please visit the Chester Basin Photogallery at www.chesterfire.ca for more photos of the safe grad event. The presentation made to the students is available at the following link. Safe Grad 2013

   

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