From the Firehouse – August 2020

From the Firehouse. (Healey photo)

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SHUBENACADIE: Here is a look at the calls for the month of August 2020.

Participating fire departments from Shubenacadie; Stewiacke; Nine Mile River; Enfield; Elmsdale; Indian Brook; Kennetcook; Mount Uniacke; Rawdon; and Milford provided call information for their departments.

Other departments were contacted but as of publishing time they had not been received.

For Shubenacadie Fire, they responded to 10 calls, led by six motor vehicle collision calls. They also had four alarm activations.

Five of the calls were in Shubie, while the other five were mutual aid requests.

Enfield Fire were paged to 10 calls in the month, with motor vehicle collisions topping the tally at four. The firefighters also attended two alarm activations; two brush fires; one mutual aid request to a neighbouring department; and one structure fire

For Indian Brook Fire, they had two calls which included one residential fire alarm activation, which turned out to be a false alarm; and one mutual aid request for a motor vehicle collision.

Nine Mile River fire had a quiet month of August with four calls, one each of a woods fire; motor vehicle collision; fire investigation; and a mutual aid request.

Fire Chief Tyler Dauphinee said the department is recruiting and encourages any Nine Mile River area resident to drop by the hall during training sessions on Wednesday nights.

For Uniacke & District Fire Department, the members had 11 calls, led by five motor vehicle collisions. They also heard the “sound of their people” for one brush fire; one car fire; one dumpster fire; one medical assist; one mutual aid request; and one structure.

The department wished all residents to stay safe during the upcoming month.

Stewiacke fire responded to six calls, led by two woods/grass fires and two motor vehicle collisions. They also had one fire investigation and one power line fire call.

For Rawdon Fire, they had six calls, led by three motor vehicle collisions. They also had one vehicle fire; one pwoer lines down; and one mutual aid request.

It was a quiet August for Milford Fire with just three calls.

One was a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 102 on Aug. 4, where they were assisted by Shubie and Elmsdale Fire; one was a commercial fire alarm at Hants East Rural High on Aug. 26, with mutual aid from Shubie fire.

The final call was mutual aid to Shubie for a motor vehicle collision at Atlantic Motorsport Park in North Salem on Aug. 28.

For Elmsdale Fire, they had nine calls with four each of fire calls and motor vehicle collisions and one response for a fire investigation.

Kennetcook fire responded to three calls in August, with firefighters attending one each of an industrial accident; a brush fire; and a motor vehicle collision.

Lantz Fire had not filed their information before we published prior to the long weekend. If we receive them we will update.