Prac­tice your exit plan

Ready for the call

The Victoria Standard - - Local News - CPT. DANIEL CHIASSON

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.

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