Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Fire & IT News

Hurricane Preparedness

 

Hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30 each year.  Traditionally, the majority of hurricanes form in August and September, but that does not mean strong, devistating storms cannot occur in the other months.  Here is a link from the Canadian Red Cross to help your plan and stay safe before, during and after a hurricane.  Always take hurricane information bulletins, watches and warnings seriously, as release by Environment Canada.

 

http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/for-home-and-family/make-a-plan/planning-for-hurricanes

 

 

Grass and Brush Fire Season

 

With the end of winter and the beginning of spring, this is the most dangerous time of year for exterior burning.  After March 15 each year, this begins fire season for the Department of Natural Resources.  Burning permits are no longer required, but you must consult the following link to see if today is a burn day or not http://novascotia.ca/natr/forestprotection/wildfire/burnsafe/.  There is no burning after March 15 until October 15 from 8 am until 2 pm each day.  If you see green on the website, it means you can burn, but you must do it in a safe manor from 2 pm until 8 am the next day.  If you see yellow, you must wait until 7 pm to burn.  Finally, if you see red, you cannot burn at all. 

 

Also, here is a link abour the myths of burning grass from the Department of Natural Resources.  http://novascotia.ca/natr/forestprotection/wildfire/firecentre/grass-burning.asp.

 

New Delivery for the Erinville Volunteer Fire Department

 

On January 7, 2016, the Erinville Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of their new 2016 light rescue.  This unit is a 2016 Dodge 3500 with a Diable SpaceKap.  This will hold 12 sets of turnout gear, medical equipment, portable pump, suction hose for the pump and various other pieces of equipment.

 

Congratulations on this new unit.

 

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