Last dance...

Cupids vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers hold fi­nal fire­men’s ball

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The 38th an­nual Fire­men’s Ball for the Cupids Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade could very likely be the last for the bri­gade.

The May 9th event, held at the Cupids Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, was catered by the newly organized Ladies’ Aux­il­iary, which now boasts 11 mem­bers.

The high­light of the oc­ca­sion was the pre­sen­ta­tion of some 60 cer­tifi­cates for train­ing to the var­i­ous fire­fight­ers.

Cupids Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade mem­bers are among the most highly trained in vol­un­teer de­part­ments in the prov­ince. More than half the mem­bers are un­der 30 years of age.

Highly trained

Over the years, mem­bers have at­tended nu­mer­ous train­ing cour­ses of­fered through the Fire Com­mis­sioner’s of­fice. Var­i­ous mem­bers at­tended the Fire Train­ing School in Grand Falls-Wind­sor in the spring of 2008 as well as in Marys­town in the fall of 2008 and com­pleted the fol­low­ing cour­ses:

• Cer­ti­fied re­fresher for Level I and II Fire­fight­ers • CPR HCP Level and AED • Emer­gency Med­i­cal Re­spon­der Level II • In­ci­dent Com­mand 100 • Pump Op­er­a­tions NFPA 1002 • Driver Mod­ule NFPA 1002 • Hy­draulics Mod­ule NFPA 1002

• Fire Preven­tion and In­spec­tion

• Elec­tri­cal Safety for Fire­fight­ers • Fire­fighter Safety Sem­i­nar • Ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion 4-day school

• Haz­mat Aware­ness Level

HON­OUR - Chief Jeremy Hall presents two mem­bers of the first Ladies’ Aux­il­iary — Sy­bil Dawe and Lil­lian Nose­wor­thy — with a plaque to hon­our the group.

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