District News

Martin's River puts it new Tanker 852 in service

bbbMartin's River Fire Department has taken delivery of their new Tanker 852. The new tanker is on a 2010 International 7300 4x4 chassis. The tank pump and other equipment have been retrofitted from the old 1975 Ford 600 apparatus. Lantz Truck Bodies completed the new truck earlier this month.

The new Tanker 852 carries 1500 gallons of water and has pump capability with a 375 IGPM pump on board. The unit carries Department of Natural Resources response packs, spare hose, a portable pump and various nozzles. This tanker responds to all major fires and assists with traffic control when needed.




For more information please visit the Martin's River Apparatus and Equipment and their Photo Gallery.


CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award

The selection committee have made their choice for the 2010 recipient of the prestigious, "CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award"©. As you may already know, a national committee made up of individuals from British Columbia, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, and Nova Scotia made the selection.

The 2010 winner of this prestigious award is from the Lunenburg Region of Nova Scotia. He will be presented his award in Ottawa on September 11th 2010. There will also be a local recognition evening held on October 2nd to allow local fire service and community to pay honour to the winner.

The 2010 recipient is Harold A. Conrad with 63 years of Active Volunteer Fire Service to several communities.

Harold Conrad, of Hebbville Fire Department, has served in multiple capacities for volunteer fire departments in Kingston, Bridgewater and Hebbville since 1947.

Harold Conrad's history of volunteer service for fire departments throughout Nova Scotia is nothing short of remarkable. Mr. Conrad began his volunteer firefighter career in Kingston, in the Annapolis Valley, in 1947, at just 18 years of age. Now, some six decades later, he is proud to say that to this day he continues to serve the people of this province, now in Hebbville, where he has been a member of that fire department for more than 30 years.

Nominations for the 2011 award can be submitted anytime and up till next March.


Junior Firefighters Training Weekend

 A great success! Our Junior Firefighters participated in a training weekend on May 15 and 16, 2010.


There were over 50 junior firefighters in attendance. Sessions were held at the Lunenburg and District Fire Department. Courses on medical response, high angle rescue, confined spaces, water rescue, vehicle extrication, hose work and contained live fire were held. Many thanks to the organizers who dedicated many hours of their time in organizing and providing the training to our developing firefoghters of the future.

To view more photos of our Juniors in action please go to the Hubbards Photo Gallery.




Blandford Fire Rescue Recognizes its Firefighters

At the Annual Department meeting this week, Chief Philip Publicover of Blandford and Area Fire Rescue recognized the great accomplishments of several of the department members. Much hard work and many hours of training have been required to achieve these goals. Congratulations to all.   

To visit the Blandford and Area Fire Rescue Photo Gallery and web site please click on Blandford and Area Fire Rescue  


001 Peter Eaton recieves his Level 2 Proboard Certificate
003 Brent Tulkens Recieves his FARMEDIC Certificate
005 Norman Longthorp recieves his Yellow Helmet after completing his Fire Control
006 Paul Harrison recieves his Yellow Helmet after completing his Fire Control
007 Paul Kennedy recieves his Yellow Helmet after completing his Fire Control
008 Ron Wilcox recieves his Yellow Helmet after completing his Fire Control



Passing of Donald Hardy, founding member and Chief of Martin's River Volunteer Fire Department

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Henry Hardy of Lunenburg announced his passing in Bridgewater on Wednesday April 28, 2010 with his family by his side. Don was born in North Vancouver in 1928.
Don is survived by his wife the former Jean Hiltz (Wilson); children, Donald (Kasandra) Royston; Darrell ( Colleen); Cynthia (Doug) Courtenay; Helene( Richard); Caroline; Patrick, and Marina, and step children Patty (Derrick); Joy (Peter) and Brian. Don is survived by 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Don started his working career as an apprentice electrician in the shipyards of North Vancouver and then joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Don served as a submariner on many of the Navy vessels for over 25 years. He taught at the Submariner Training Center in Halifax. After his retirement, he taught marine electronics at the Vocational School in Sydney and the Department of Labor.
Active in the community, Don was a faithful member of the St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, Branch # 23, in Lunenburg, of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Admiral Desmond Piers Navel Association, the Submariners Association of Canada East, the Unity Lodge # 34 of the Masonic Temple, the Grace Chapter # 8 of the Eastern Star, and the South Shore Ship Modellers Guild.
Don was one of the founding members of the Martin's River Volunteer Fire Department and served as its first Fire Chief from 1970 to 1972.
A memorial service for Don was held at the St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, on Saturday May 1, 2010. Several members of the Bridgewater Fire Department Band honored Don with the playing of " When the Saints Go Marching In " at the service.


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