Fire fighters ‘fit’ for competition

Three Pictou County fire fighters can be proud of their performances in the Scott Firefit Challenge hosted by Cobequid Fire last weekend. Westville training officer Bill Chace finished with a time of 4:29.11 and Westville fire fighter Shaun MacLaughlin finished in a time of 4;17:39 while Stellarton’s Nathan Smith came just short of finishing. Chace...

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Three local fire fighters off to Scott Firefit competition

Three Pictou County fire fighters are about to compete in what is often called the toughest two minutes in sports. Stellarton fire fighter Lt. Nathan Smith along with Westville fire fighters Lt. Shaun MacLaughlin and Training Officer Bill Chace will be competing in the Scott Firefit Challenge hosted by Cobequid Fire 2019, on Saturday in...

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Mock accident show horrors of impaired driving

Everything spins, in a flash of light and crunching metal you have no time to react. When you open your eyes and feel the pain the only noise you can make is a scream. It may not be the same for everyone but many stories of car crashes follow this narrative. Even though it may...

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Fire fighters prove value

Fire fighting is an essential service in any society. Pictou County is no different, and our recent salute to fire fighters during annual Fire Prevention Week allows us an opportunity to evaluate what fire fighters do to keep us safe and thank them for it. Fire Prevention Week emphasizes how we can best thank local...

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Fire Prevention Week a reminder to always be safe all year long

NEW GLASGOW – What is the first thing you do when your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night? This was the question Art MacLean posed at the fire safety talk at the New Glasgow Library last week for Fire Prevention Week. Most people assume the best thing to do is jump...

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Firefighters using technology to respond to fires

LITTLE HARBOUR – The last thing one might think about when they have a serious injury or fire in their home is who is going to come help after 9-1-1 is called. But that is always a concern to the firefighters who have been called to the scene, hoping there will be enough man power...

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