Issue: December 2018
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Next deadline: December 14

UNIACKE & DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Happy November everyone! At the writing of this article, it looks like winter is finally upon us. At least that's what the snow outside my window tells me. Our Annual Open House during Fire Prevention Week saw some smaller crowds than we are used to, but the night was still a success. We conducted a controlled burn of a small plywood building that started with a Christmas tree to highlight the danger of dry trees and faulty lighting. As always, we capped off the night with some refreshments and prizes.

Now that the cold weather is upon us, it's time for our annual friendly reminder to ensure all home heating appliances are in good working order and are inspected and maintained throughout the winter months. This is especially the case for any wood burning appliances such as wood stoves and furnaces. Ensure appliances are cleaned regularly including the chimney to prevent chimney fires.

Firefighters responded to the following incidents during the month of October: 2 Motor Vehicle Accidents; 14 Medical Assistance; 1 Mutual Aid; 1 Other.

Our email server and website were down for a few days. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you had emailed the Fire Department for anything and did not receive a response, please send your email again or call the Fire Hall at 902-866-2828.

As of October 15, you no longer need to check daily to see if burning brush is allowed. We still recommend keeping brush fires small and away from larger piles of wood and other fuels. You can burn brush, wood and wood by-products (untreated, unpainted lumber) any time of the day until March 15, 2019 when the Provincial burning Restrictions will be active again.

Shawn Darby | Captain
Uniacke & District Volunteer Fire Department
sdarby@uniackefire.ca