Firefighters very dedicated and committed
while Eddie Murphy installed the decals. The total cost of restoration was $3,500. The truck was inspected and licensed and appeared on a public road for the first time for the annual Santa Claus parade in 2007. The pumper was also on display during the annual Cupers Cove Soiree last August.
Over the years the Cupids Volunteer Fire Brigade has responded to numerous fires and emergencies - 11 during the past year alone.
For a number of years the brigade also protected the neighbouring towns of Makinsons, South River, Clarke’s Beach and North River.
Construction is currently underway for a new regional fire station in South River under the name Bay De Grave. Once the building is completed and operational, Cupids will become part of that fire service along with the communities of Makinsons, South River, Clarke’s Beach and North River.
The Town of Cupids is proud of its dedicated group of firefighters and wishes them every success in their future endeavours.
FIRST - Cupids first fire chief, Douglas Norman and first operator Frank Bishop senior, Honorary Member Lorne Wells and Captain Paul Bishop pose for a photo at the 38th firemen’s ball held last month in Cupids.
Submitted by Norma Bonnell Cupids Town Councillor THREE GENERATIONS — Three generations of the Bishop family have served the Cupids Volunteer Fire Department. Back row: first operator, Frank Bishop Senior and his three sons, Deputy Chief Aubrey Bishop, Frank Bishop Junior, and Captain Paul Bishop. Front row kneeling: Gregory Bishop (son of Frank, Junior) and Claude Garland (son of Connie Bishop Garland, both are grandsons of Frank Sr.