Fire & IT News
January 27, 2015
Please be advised that all Municipal owned facilities will remain closed today due to the pending winter storm.
EMO Guysborough reminds residents to stay safe in the upcoming storm and restrict travel for only necessary activities. Again, we advocate that residents must be prepared for 72 hours under their own resources. If there are power outages they will only be restored once it is safe to do so.
If you require emergency services during the storm, they may be delayed as well due to road and weather conditions.
Ice Safety Tips
Winter is a time for folks to get out and enjoy the outdoors. But we want you to do that safely especially being on ice on our lakes and rivers. The best way to be safe on ice is not to be on it, but if you have to, please follow these important tips from the Red Cross by clicking the Link. Also, we are into January, but we haven't had typical steady cold weather to put a safe layer of ice on our lakes and rivers so please keep that in mind.
Fire Prevention Week
Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Test yours every month!
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.
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.