NINE MILE RIVER: Here is a glimpse of how busy local volunteer fire departments in Stewiacke; Elmsdale; Maitland; Mount Uniacke; Enfield; Kennetcook; and Nine Mile River were during the month of February.
Nine Mile River fire responded to six calls for services, led by four medical assists. They were also paged out for one mutual aid request to a neighbouring department and one grass fire.
For Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Department, they responded to 21 calls, led by 16 medical calls. They also had three mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department; one motor vehicle collision; and one grass fire call.
Enfield Fire had 16 calls during the month, which also will go down as a memorable one for members as their new E-One 100-foot aerial platform fire truck arrived. For the fire calls, they had nine medical assists; four motor vehicle collisions; one flue fire; one structure fire; and one other service call.
Members are very busy training on the new aerial before it goes into service later in March.
In Maitland, firefighters heard the “sounds of their people” five times in the month. That tally was led by three medical assists; one chimney fire; and one structure fire.
For Elmsdale Volunteer Fire Department, they ha 22 calls led by 14 medical assists, and followed by four fire calls. They also responded to three motor vehicle collisions and one alarm activation.
Kennetcook Fire was paged out six timed in March by Valley Dispatch. They responded to five medical assists and one vehicle fire.
Meanwhile, at Uniacke Fire in Mount Uniacke they were toned out 16 times, led by nine medical assists. They also had two other calls; two alarm activations; two motor vehicle collisions; and one mutual aid request to a neighbouring department.