Fire & IT News
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.
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.
Grand Opening of the Little Dover Fire Station
On August 2nd, 2013, the Little Dover Fire Department as well as the Municipality of the District of Guysborough had the Grand Opening of the Little Dover Fire Station. Approximatley 70 folks were on hand for the memorable day. The event was capped off with the ribbon and cake cutting ceremonies.
Work on the project began in July of 2012 with the removal of the old FoodTown Store. Construction of the new station began in October of 2012 with a completion date of March 7, 2013.
The department moved in soon after and are glad to call the new station home for many years to come.
Award of the Canso/Hazel Hill Structural Pumper Apparatus
At the June 12, 2013, the Council of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough awarded the tender for the 1,500 gallon per minute structural pumper for the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Department for a price not to exceed $300,000 plus HST to Metalfab Inc.
The next step in the process is to have a pre-construction meeting with the manufacturer, the department and Municipal staff to finalize the drawings and proceed with the Build. It is anticiapted that it will take 8 to 11 months for construction.
This is a sign of the continued support for the fire services within MODG.