Practice your exit plan
Ready for the call
BVFD wishes you a safe and rewarding 2018 and asks you to remember that winter road conditions require more caution and care. Please slow down as necessary and get there safely.
At home, create an exit plan in the event that you need to exit your dwelling. Don’t just discuss the plan – rehearse it! Make sure the plan works by practicing, and make a special effort to practice with children.
Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department has had a busy winter so far. The department held its monthly breathing apparatus (BA) training on Nov. 14. Breathing apparatus are used in high-risk calls such as burning vehicles and structures.
Firefighters responded to an oven fire at Macleod House on Nov. 23. There was no fire damage, but residents were evacuated while acrid smoke was fanned out of the building.
All four BVFD vehicles took part in the Nov. 25th Santa Claus parade and firefighters provided traffic control.
BVFD is trained to respond to EHS Life Flight landings by marking out and securing the landing area and maintaining landing communications with the pilot. That training was used on Nov. 30 during a call.
Santa sent an elf to distribute gifts to each BVFD firefighter and guest at the third annual BVFD Christmas dinner held on Dec. 9.
Firefighters were up at 4:40am on Dec. 11 responding to a false alarm (a transport truck had overturned the day before on Kelly’s Mountain).
On Dec. 12, Chief Darren Macaulay and 14 BVFD members toured Macleod House, reviewing its heating system, emergency generator plants and outside hose hook-ups. On Dec. 27, they returned to Macleod House to lay auxiliary ware line, 6 lengths of hose, and 2 gate valves.
BVFD fire fighters following the 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner for firefighters and their wives/partners. This year’s dinner was organized by Sandy Watling. Reg Wyer braved snowy weather to barbeque steaks and chicken that were served with a lovely meal prepared by Nancy Chiasson, Patty Garland and their humble assistants. Santa’s appointed elf delivered a Christmas card, Co-op gift certificate and a box of chocolates to every firefighter.