BVFD kept busy since In­ver­ary fire

Ready for the call

The Victoria Standard - - Local News -

The Baddeck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment (BVFD) barely had time to catch its breath fol­low­ing the June 7 In­ver­ary Re­sort fire. Since then, they have re­sponded to fire alarms at Wa­ter’s Edge Inn & Gallery (June 10), Alder­wood (June 11), the Baddeck Com­mu­nity Hall (July 22), In­ver­ary Lane (Aug. 1) and the Baddeck sewage treat­ment plant (Aug. 9).

On June 12, BVFD re­viewed pro­ce­dures and strate­gies taken to fight the In­ver­ary fire.

BVFD was out en­gag­ing with the com­mu­nity on June 23. Fire­fight­ers hosted a fire-re­lated sto­ry­book time at Baddeck Li­brary. A fire­fighter dressed in his gear and the im­por­tance of each item was ex­plained. One lit­tle girl re­ported not be­ing afraid of fire­fight­ers any­more. Other BVFD per­son­nel car­ried out safety traf­fic con­trol for the Baddeck Duathlon, while oth­ers dis­played a fire truck at Mor­ri­son Mo­tors an­nual an­tique car show. At the end of the day, BVFD re­ceived a gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

On Canada Day, BVFD par­tic­i­pated in the pa­rade, ran the food tent, helped out with the games and ac­tiv­i­ties, and set off fire­works on Kid­ston Is­land.

BVFD at­tended two turnout boot demon­stra­tions this sum­mer and were fit­ted for brand new boots on July 31.

The depart­ment re­sponded to mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents (MVA) on June 20 (Exit 9 on High­way 105), July 22 (Exit 11 Hwy 105 South Haven), July 30 (5388 HWY 105 Glen Tosh ) and Aug. 1 (285 Old Mar­ga­ree Road).

On Aug. 5, a sail boat cap­sized with oc­cu­pants in the wa­ter at Baddeck Bay. This is a quite com­mon event when sail­ing a ho­bie cat (small sail­ing cata­ma­ran). A fire­fighter out boat­ing was on scene. EHS and RCMP also at­tended. No fur­ther ac­tion was re­quired.

Aug. 7 was an es­pe­cially busy day. BVFD re­sponded to a 2-ve­hi­cle crash on 11548 HWY 105 at Buck­law and a mo­tor ve­hi­cle fire in­volv­ing a half ton truck at Old Mar­ga­ree Road over­pass. Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the fire and saved the horse trailer in tow. The horses had been re­moved and were safe.

On Aug. 7, Baddeck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment re­sponded to a Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Fire at Old Mar­ga­ree Over­pass at Baddeck in­volv­ing a half ton truck. Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished fire. The horse trailer in town was saved. The horses had been re­moved and were safe. No one was in­jured in the blaze. Photo sub­mit­ted by passerby Mark Janes.

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