Fire­fight­ers very ded­i­cated and com­mit­ted

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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.

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