UNIACKE AND DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. NEWS AND INFORMATION

Hall Rental Contact Information
Phone: 902-256-3005 (daytime and evening hours)
Email: hallrentals@uniackefire.ca

The Mount Uniacke Fire Department has a hall, kitchen and bar available to rent for weddings, community events, meetings, banquets, dances, etc… To inquire about or to reserve the hall or kitchen for an event, please email hallrentals@uniackefire.ca or call
902-256-3005. Your email or call will be returned as soon as possible.
For hall availability, please call view the calendar at http://uniackefire.ca/hall-rental-calendar/
HALL CAPACITY
With Tables and Chairs (wedding or banquet for example): 200
Maximum Capacity at any event serving alcohol
(dance, etc…): 236
Maximum Capacity without alcohol being served: 350
PRICING INFORMATION
Friday / Saturday Night rentals: $100 + $75 damage deposit
All other evening and daytime rentals are $25 for each
2 hour period + $75 damage deposit
Kitchen Rental and bar services are available in addition to the hall rental fees noted above.
Kitchen Rental: $100 – includes usage of all appliances and dishes.
Bar Services: $100 ** a liquor license needs to be purchased for all events requiring alcohol. Fees vary based upon the type of event. Fees are payable to the provincial government and are not collected by the fire hall.
NEWS
Fall is almost upon us everyone. The firefighters of Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department hope you all enjoyed your summer. We would also like to pass on a couple of friendly reminders, as we always do, at this time of year. Wildfire risk season ends October 16, therefore, you are still required to check daily at 2:00pm for any burning restrictions. You can do so by checking the provincial website at
www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe
or by calling 855-564-2876

Between October 16, 2017 and March 14, 2018, you will no longer need to check daily, but we still recommend you follow safe burning practices. We recommend you keep your fires small and away from any exposures (buildings, fuel piles, tall grass, wooded areas, etc…). Also, while it is still relatively warm outside, it is certainly recommended that you have all of your home heating appliances cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.
We would also like to remind community members that blue civic number signs can be purchased at a very low price from the fire hall. We have single and double-sided signs available to meet your needs. Please contact the fire hall at 902-866-2828 to order your sign today! We can’t help you if we can’t find you and without clearly posted civic numbers to guide us, we can have difficulty locating your home in the event of an emergency.
Save the date and mark your calendars!
We will be hosting our Annual Fire Prevention Night and Open House on Tuesday, October 10 beginning at 7:00pm. Bring the entire family to tour the fire hall and apparatus bays. We will also have a couple of presentations and prize draws. This year’s Fire Prevention theme is Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out. 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 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 civic 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.

Firefighters responded to 16 calls in the month of August: 1 Fire Alarm Activated; 8 Medical Assistance; 4 Motor Vehicle Accident; 1 Other; 2 Structure Fires. The chart below indicates the total number of calls for the year broken down by time of day.

Time: 00:00-06:00 25 calls
06:01-12:00 34 calls
12:01-16:00 34 calls
16:01-20:00 29 calls
20:01:23:59 29 calls

Total Volunteer Hours (Calls): 1,612
Total Volunteer Hours (Calls, Training, Meetings, etc): 4,973

Thank-you,
Shawn Darby | Captain
Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department
sdarby@uniackefire.ca