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