Fire Prevention Week October 8th – 14th 2017

 

Fire Prevention Week 2017

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

 

 

Information provided by http://www.nfpa.org/

Welcome Home Engine 3

Fire Chief Anson Grant (Right) takes possession of Engine 3 from Metal Fab owner Gordon Greene (Left)
1987 “Old” Engine 3 Pumper replaced in summer of 2017

 

The members of the North River Fire Department would like to announce the arrival of Engine 3 all thanks to the tremendous support we received from the Island Community as well as the media supporting us during our Chase the Ace fundraiser.

Engine 3 arrived on the evening of Friday 18th,
and Firefighters started on the new apparatus right away! The new truck is slated to go into service sometime this week.

Engine 3 is replacing a 1987 model that was also custom built for the Fire Dept. and has since been sold to a small Fire Dept in North Dakota.
New Engine 3 was build in Centerville N.B. by Metfab Fire Trucks and came at a price of $518,000 which was fully paid by our Chase The Ace fundraiser!

 

Here is a little Break down of Kingston Legion/North River Fire Dept. Chase the Ace that finished July 9,2016

Ten cards left before July 9th draw
Winner Mike May took home $1,053,340
41 weekly Consolation winners totaling $542,195
NRFD profit $743,000
Kingston Legion $743,000

Kingston Legion will be hosting an Open House with the Fire Department on Sept. 9 at the Legion in New Haven to thank everyone for their support and to view Engine #3. Activities for family’s and CornBoil/hotdogs for those joining us . More info will be posted on Fire Dept FaceBook page as well as NRFD.ca as we get closer to Sept.9 .