HERE’S AN OVER­VIEW OF HOW MU­NIC­I­PAL­I­TIES IN THE TRIN­ITY CON­CEP­TION RE­GION SHOW AP­PRE­CI­A­TION TO VOL­UN­TEER FIRE­FIGHT­ERS:

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• Bay de Grave Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $100 per fire­fighter; • Bay de Verde Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $25 per fire­fighter at Christ­mas­time; • Bay Roberts Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $1,000 per fire­fighter; $50 voucher at Christ­mas; in­vites all fire­fight­ers to town Christ­mas din­ner; • Bri­gus Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; • Car­bon­ear Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $625 per fire­fighter; • Green’s Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — not at­tached to a coun­cil; • Har­bour Grace Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade — $200 per fire­fighter; • Hant’s Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — fire chief gets $8 per meet­ing and train­ing ses­sion at­tended (20-25 per year); as­sis­tant fire chief gets $7 per meet­ing and train­ing ses­sion at­tended; and fire­fight­ers get $6 per meet­ing and train­ing ses­sion at­tended; • Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $120 per fire­fighter; • Heart’s Con­tent Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion; fire­fight­ers are hon­oured as a part of the town’s vol­un­teer night; • New Per­li­can Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment —no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; fire­fight­ers are hon­oured as a part of the town’s vol­un­teer night; • North Shore Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; • Old Per­li­can Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; rec­og­nized as a part of vol­un­teer din­ner and dance; turkey or bot­tle of rum at Christ­mas­time; • Salmon Cove-Perry’s Cove Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; • Sea­side Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment —not as­so­ci­ated with any town; • Spa­niard’s Bay Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; • Whit­bourne Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — $252.50 per fire­fighter ($4.85 per meet­ing/drill at­ten­dance); • Win­ter­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — fire­fight­ers are hon­oured as a part of the town’s vol­un­teer night; • Vic­to­ria Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment —$183 per year; • Up­per Is­land Cove Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment — no re­mu­ner­a­tion given; $20 voucher given at Christ­mas; fire chief in­vited to town’s Christ­mas din­ner

Fire­fight­ers are con­stantly train­ing with new equip­ment and learn­ing new tech­niques, like th­ese fire­fight­ers from the Town of Win­ter­ton when they re­ceived new self-con­tained breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus.

Com­pass file photo

Car­bon­ear Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment Fire Chief Ed Ka­vanaugh.

Photo by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

Har­bour Grace Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade Fire Chief Ray Verge (left) and as­sis­tant fire chief Paul Ash patrol the scene of a fire in Fe­bru­ary.

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