BVFD kept busy since Inverary fire
Ready for the call
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.