From the Firehouse – March calls

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STEWIACKE: Here’s a look at fire responses for the month of March from East Hants and Colchester County fire departments in Kennetcook; Nine Mile River; Elmsdale; Enfield; Mount Uniacke; Maitland; and Stewiacke Volunteer Fire.

The call information are provided monthly to us.

Nine Mile River fire responded to 22 calls, led by 14 medical assists. They were also paged out for five mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department; two motor vehicle collisions; and one small fire.

Fire Chief Tyler Dauphinee had a message for residents.

During bad weather conditions if you do not need to be out on the roads please stay at home,” he said.

Here, Indian Brook Volunteer Fire takes part in the Mutual Aid fire training with other East Hants departments on April 7. The training occurred at HERH in Milford. (Submitted photo)

Stewiacke Fire also had 22 fire responses, led by nine medical assists calls. They also had six mutual aid requests to neighbouring departments; three grass fires; one power line on fire; and three motor vehicle collisions.

For Uniacke & District Fire, they had 26 calls in March, led by 12 medical assists. They also had eight motor vehicle collisions; two mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department; one chimney fire; one alarm activation; one fuel spill; and one other.

Enfield Fire Dept. responded to a total of 25 emergency calls in the month of March. These calls consisted of 11 medical assist; nine motor vehicle collisions; two Mutual Aid requests to a neighbouring departments; one false fire alarm; one illegal burn; and one power line arcing.

“I would like to remind everyone to check the website novascotia.ca/burnsafe/ before you burn outside,” said Enfield Fire Chief Terry MacAloney. “This site will list safe times to burn. You can not burn from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. between March 15 to Oct. 15.”

Firefighters from departments across East Hants were at HERH on April 7 as part of mutual aid fire training between each department. Here, firefighters check out Enfield’s new 100-foot platform aerial. (Submitted photo)

For Elmsdale Fire, they responded to 17 calls. They had six medical assists; four alarm activations; three fire calls; three motor vehicle collisions; and one standby request.

Maitland was paged out 10 times for the month of March, led by eight medical assists. They also had one standby call and one tree on a power line response.

Kennetcook Fire had six calls. They were as follows: three medical assists;two mutual aid requests to a neighbouring department (both were for structure fires); and one motor vehicle collision.