Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Fire & IT News

Canso Hazel Hill Fire Department Grand Re-Opening


There was a great turnout of people at the grand reopening of the newly formed Canso Hazel Hill Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, August 13. Pictured below are the some of the dedicated members of the new department and also pictured cutting the ribbon are two department members- Sam Delorey & Jerry George with MLA Lloyd Hines & MODG Warden, Vernon Pitts. 


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You're Invited!

August 13, 2014

The Members of the Canso Hazel Hill Volunteer Fire Department would like to cordially invite residents to the Grand Re-Opening of the amalgamated Departments on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  

Please join your community for the Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting and enjoy refreshments! 

Invitation Canso Hazel Hill Fire Department.pdf


Boating Safety Seasonal Reminders

As the summer months are upon us, its that time of year again to get your vessel of choice out on the water for some summer fun.  A number of years ago, a law was passed to require a Pleasure Craft Operators Card to legally and safely operate your craft.  If you do not have this card, there are still opportunities and easy options to obtain this card, which does not expire, so it is a one time course.


The link below will take you to the Canadian Red Cross Boating Safety Section where they give you safety equipment information, requirements, and links to other organizations that deal with boating safety on a day to day basis. 


Canadian Red Cross


Have a safe boating season and remember your sun screen.


New Pumper for Canso/Hazel Hill

On January 7, 2014, the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Department took delivery of their 2014 pumper.  This pumper is equipped with a 4 door, 5 person Freightliner chassis with 4 BA seats.  It has an 800 gallon booster tank for water, a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, 10 Kilowatt generator, hose reel and many other features.  It will compliment the new department very well and serve the district for the next 25 years.  Total purchase prices was approximately $330,000 including HST.


Congratulations on your new apparatus!





Fire Prevention Week




Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871 according to the National Fire Protection Association.


This week is used as a reminder that fire safety should be thought of all year as a way to keep you and your family safe.