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EAST HANTS: As summer came to a close, fire departments throughout East Hants remained steady with calls for service. Here’s a glimpse of what July, August, and September.

In August, Enfield Volunteer Fire responded to a total of 28 calls in the month of August. The calls consisted of 10 medical, 4 to assist other departments, 10 motor vehicle collisions, 1 brush fire, 2 illegal burns, and 1 fire alarm call.

Elmsdale Fire responded to seven motor vehicle collisions; six medical calls; one fire, and one alarm activation call in July. In August, they were called out to seven motor vehicle collisions; 10 medical calls; and three fires.

In August, Milford Fire responded to 15 calls, seven of which were mutual aid requests. Twelve of the calls were during the weekday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For September, Milford firefighters attended to nine calls, which saw eight were mutual aid requests. All nine were between the weekday hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

To date they have responded to 104 calls, with 67 of them being mutual aid to neighbouring departments. Of the 104 calls, 68 have been during the weekday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

In Nine Mile River, volunteer firefighters had 11 calls in August, with five each for mutual aid requests and medical calls. They also responded for one motor vehicle collision. For July, they had eight calls led by four medical assists. There was also two mutual aid requests and one tree on a power line arcing.

For September, they also had 11 calls, led by eight medical assists. They also responded to two mutual aid requests and one motor vehicle collision.

In Maitland, there were 11 calls in July, with eight medical assists topping the numbers. They also had one fire alarm activation; one motor vehicle collision; and one rescue call, which they were stood down before getting on scene.

In August, Maitland had seven calls—six of them being medical assists and one mutual aid request to a neighbouring department.

For September, they had a light call response of just three calls. There were two medical assistance pages and one structure fire call.

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Abby Cameron
Abby Cameron is the Editor of The Weekly Press and the Laker. She grew up in Shubenacadie and loves serving her home community. She has been with The Weekly Press for almost 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, coaching, and spending time with her partner and two dogs.