From the Firehouse – January 2018 calls

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MOUNT UNIACKE: Here are the fire calls for the month of January 2018 for East Hants and Colchester County volunteer fire departments in Mount Uniacke; Kennetcook; Elmsdale; Maitland; Stewiacke; Enfield; and Nine Mile River fire.

Uniacke Fire responded to a total of 18 calls in January. The breakdown is as follows: 10 medical assists; three motor vehicle collisions; two fire/CO alarm calls; one mutual aid request to a neighbouring department; one chimney fire; and one other.

In Elmsdale, firefighters were called out 30 times, including 15 medical assists. Other calls included: nine motor vehicle collisions; three fire calls; two alarm activations; and one standby.

Enfield Fire had 21 calls in the month, led by eight medical calls. Six motor vehicle collisions; two mutual aid requests to neighbouring departments; two investigation calls; two power line fires; and one flue fire were the other emergencies they responded to.

For Stewiacke Fire, they had a whopping 35 calls for the month, with 23 of those calls being for medical assists. The firefighters also heard the “sounds of their people” seven times for mutual aid requests to neighbouring departments; three fire alarms; one motor vehicle collision; and one chimney fire call.

In Kennetcook, the volunteer fire department had seven requests for service, led by three medical assists. They also responded for two mutual aid requests to neighbouring departments; one chimney fire; and one structure fire.

Nine Mile River firefighters heard their pagers go off 12 times for calls in January. That tally was topped by five mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department; four medical assists; one fire alarm activation; one motor vehicle collision; and one chimney fire.

For Maitland Fire, they heard the pager tones go off 12 times in January. That tally was led by six medical assists; two power pole fires; one motor vehicle collision; one fire investigation; one chimney fire; and one structure fire.

The department is planning a winter festival in conjunction with other local groups, called “Mid-Winter Mayhem” with bonfires, snowshoeing, supper; and more. It is set for Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. Follow their Facebook page “Maitland Fire Auxiliary” for all the details on this and other fun activities.

If you’re interested in finding out how you can join the fire service, feel free to drop by any of the departments across East Hants and Stewiacke during their respective training nights.