From the Firehouse – November 2019 calls

SHUBENACADIE: Firefighters through the East Hants and Stewiacke regions were kept busy, with one department recording 11 calls in a four hour span during the first big snowstorm of winter. Here is a look at what volunteer firefighters from Shubenacadie fire; Stewiacke fire; Enfield fire; Kennetcook; Noel; Mount Uniacke; Elmsdale; Lantz; and Nine Mile River...

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From the Fire House – October 2019 calls

ELMSDALE: Here is a look at the number of calls for local fire departments in Elmsdale; Mount Uniacke; Rawdon; Shubenacadie; Stewiacke; Nine Mile River; Enfield; and Kennetcook. For Nine Mile River Fire, they had nine calls, led by three mutual aid requests and three medical assists. They were also paged for one stand by request;...

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From the Firehouse – September 2019 calls

MOUNT UNIACKE: September was the busiest month in recent memory for the firefighters with Mount Uniacke & District fire department. They responded to 34 calls for a total of 310 volunteer hours. The numbers was just one of many provided by fire departments in Nine Mile River; Kennetcook; Enfield; Elmsdale; Stewiacke; Noel; and Shubenacadie for...

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Upper Kennetcook house destroyed by fire

UPPER KENNETCOOK: The community of East Hants is rallying around one of their own after a fire late Friday night, Oct. 11, destroyed her home. Within hours of a request being posted on East Hants Wants To Know about the home being destroyed and the search was on for clothing, residents from across the municipality,...

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From the Firehouse – August 2019 calls

LANTZ: Firefighters from Colchester fire service’s Stewiacke fire; and East Hants Fire Services in Lantz; Enfield; Elmsdale; Noel; Maitland; Rawdon; Kennetcook; and Nine Mile River responded to more than 120 calls for service during the month of August. Stewiacke Fire responded to 29 calls, the bulk of which—24—were medical assists. They also had two motor...

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Pumpkin weigh off set for Sept. 21 at Gore Fire hall

WEST GORE: Get those pumpkins ready, Gore Fire is hosting the inaugural Pumpkin Weigh Off and Fall Festival on Sept 21 at the Gore Fire Hall in West Gore from 12-5 p.m. It will include kids games; bouncy castle; canteen; BBQ; 50/50; and Touch a Truck event. Registration for the weigh off is from 12-1...

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Barho fire speculation “does no one any good”

HRM Fire, Councillor Adams respond to online speculation HALIFAX: Speculation surrounding the cause of the fire that killed the seven children of the Barho family does no one any good, least of which is the family, said HRM Fire on Sept. 4. HRM Fire Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum was responding to a question from The...

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HRM Fire investigators deem Barho fire not suspicious; cause undetermined

Fatal fire took the lives of all seven children of HEART Society family HALIFAX: The devastating fire that killed the seven Barho children on a mid-winter night in February has been determined to not be arson and there was no evidence any accelerant was used, HRM Fire said in a press conference at Station 3...

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UPDATED: Water supply was a concern for firefighters at recycling plant fire

HARDWOOD LANDS: Emergency lights lit up the night sky shortly after 10:15 p.m. in Milford as firefighters responded to a fully engulfed commercial structure fire on Aug. 28. Approximately 40 firefighters from volunteer stations across East Hants and Stewiacke were paged out for the call at Halifax C & D Recycling’s Milford location, on Lohnes...

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Extrication competition all about learning for Enfield Fire

DARTMOUTH CROSSING: The North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge (NAVRC) has come and gone, but the skills learned by team members with the Enfield fire extrication will stay with them. Enfield was one of the N.S. teams, along with two Halifax Fire entries; Woods Harbour Fire; and Island & Barrington Passage fire to represent N.S. Other...

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