MILFORD: The number of calls were down in the month of April for many local fire departments, mostly due to changes in responses to medical assists because of COVID19.

Here is a look at calls from: Shubenacadie, Milford; Enfield; Elmsdale; Rawdon; Stewiacke; Kennetcook; Nine Mile River; Indian Brook; and Mount Uniacke.

Milford Fire responded to eight calls in the month, all mutual aid responses. They had six mutual aid requests to Shubenacadie Fire; one to Stewiacke fire; and one to Elmsdale fire.

Shubenacadie Fire was paged for 15 calls, including six grass fires. They also heard their pagers go off for three motor vehicle collisions; two calls to assist RCMP; one electrical fire; one car fire; one chimney fire; and one hit and run medical assist.

For Stewiacke Fire, they had seven calls for the month of April. Those calls were: one commercial fire alarm; one residential fire alarm; one mutual aid request; one motor vehicle collision; one flare up of a structure fire; one structure fire; and one grass fire.

Rawdon Fire had two motor vehicle collisions and a grass fire for a total of three calls during the month.

For Kennetcook Fire, they had two calls, with one each of a grass fire and a motor vehicle collision.

Uniacke Fire in Mount Uniacke responded to 12 calls, led by four motor vehicle collision calls. They heard the sound of their people for two vehicle fires; two other/misc. calls; two investigations; and two brush fires.

Elmsdale Fire responded to five calls, with two brush fires and two motor vehicle collision calls leading that tally. The other call was for an illegal burn.

For Enfield Fire, it was a slow month as they responded to just five motor vehicle collisions and on power line on fire.

Indian Brook Fire responded to 14 calls in the month of April. They had seven mutual aid request to neighbouring departments and seven grass fire calls.

Nine Mile River Fire had three calls, led by two brush fires and one mutual aid request.