About the Spa­niard’s Bay Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment:

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• Year of es­tab­lish­ment — 1974 (40 years); • Com­mu­ni­ties the depart­ment helps serve — Spa­niard’s Bay, Til­ton, Up­per Is­land Cove, Bryant’s Cove, Bay Roberts and any­where they get a re­quest to as­sist; • Num­ber of ac­tive mem­bers — 28; • Cur­rent chief — Vic­tor His­cock; • Ex­ec­u­tive — Curt Roberts (as­sis­tant chief), Randy Davis (first cap­tain), Ja­son Dyke (se­cond cap­tain), Ross Snow (first lieu­tenant/trea­surer), David Janes (se­cond lieu­tenant/sec­re­tary), David Smith (P.R. of­fi­cer), Claude Mercer (F.P. of­fi­cer) and Glenn McCarthy (F.P. of­fi­cer); • Other mem­bers — Vin­cent His­cock, Rod­ney Ralph, Rod­ney Yet­man, Granville New­man, Martin Sey­mour, Brenda Sey­mour, Jerry Bow­er­ing, Ge­orge Evans, Melvin Gal­way, Adam Gree­ley, Steve Saun­ders, Glen Ka­vanagh, Bar­ney Nose­wor­thy, Brian Lynch, Steve Wil­liams, Boyd New­man, Dave White and Neil Pike; • Mem­bers of the Firettes — Eileen Janes (pres­i­dent), Con­suelo Smith, Leanne Evans, Tammy New­man, Lori McCarthy, Roslyn New­man, Cor­rina Evans, Tammy His­cock, Rose Yet­man and Natalie Brazill; • Past chiefs — first chief Ger­ald His­cock, se­cond chief Dave Rees, third chief Paul Nose­wor­thy and fourth chief Jamie Sey­mour; • The found­ing mem­bers — Ger­ald His­cock, Ab­so­lam Gosse, Vic­tor Gosse (de­ceased), Hed­ley Clarke, Rick Roberts, Le­an­der Bar­rett, Don­ald H. Smith, Wayne Duke (de­ceased), Is. Smith (de­ceased), John Drover, God­frey Drover and Ger­ald Neil.

Pho­tos by Melissa Jenk­ins/The Com­pass

The Spa­niard’s Bay Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment con­sists of 28 ded­i­cated mem­bers: 27 men and one woman (see fact box for names).

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