About the Trinity South Central Volunteer Fire Department:
• Activated — 2011; • Training night — Thursday; • Emergency number — 588-4911 (for Cavendish, Whiteway, Green’s Harbour and Hopeall); • Members — Ken Jackson (chief); Norman Brown (assistant chief); Neil Critch (assistant chief); Ray Chislett (captain); Ian Green (captain); Brad Higdon (captain); Tom Jackson (captain); Jason Jerrett; Wayne George; Geoff Legge; Craig Whelan; Boyd Jerrett; Terry Dobbie; Andy Frost; Barry Chislett; Billy Jackson; Brian Legge; Carl Williams; Cecil Brown; Dean Cumby; Garry Jackson; Gary Pinsent; Jeff Jackson; Jerry Frost; Jerry Jackson; Justin Mahoney; Lee Harnum; Nicholas Brown; Norm Jerrett; Paul George; Paul Warren; Randy Brown; Richard Bishop; Rodney Bishop; Selwyn Warren; Steven Reid and Tony George. fire departments in Whiteway and Cavendish have come together under the banner of Trinity South Central.
In the beginning, the biggest problems were smashing the old rivalries that existed between the towns.
The brigade lost a couple of members due to the merger, but other than that it has been “smooth sailing,” said Chislett, who is from Cavendish.
“Communities don’t always get along, but when you’re in this service together you put that aside,” said Jackson.
Jackson said there were talks of bringing other communities into the fold, but it has not entered into serious discussion.
Members of the Trinity South Central Volunteer Fire Department and several special guests were on hand for the announcement on Feb. 18. They are: front (from left) — Ray Chislett, Neil Critch, Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson, Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien, Joy Dobbie, Chief Ken Jackson, Norman Brown, Tom Jackson and Vic Bishop; back — Norm Jerrett, Garry Jackson, Paul Warren, Mayor Craig Whelan, Geoff Legge, Barry Chislett, Justin Mahoney, Boyd Jerrett, Andy Fost, Tony Dobbie, Stan Uens and Jerry Jackson. Missing from photo are Steven Reid, Wayne George, Ian Green, Brad Higdon, Jason Jerrett, Billy Jackson, Brian Legge, Carl Williams, Cecil Brown, Dean Cumby, Gary Pinsent, Jeff Jackson, Jerry Fost, Lee Harnum, Nicholas Brown, Paul George, Randy Brown, Richard Bishop, Rodney Bishop, Selwyn Warren and Tony George.