Cornwall and District Fire Department - Middle Cornwall, Nova Scotia
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A Warm Welcome to the Cornwall & District Fire Department

NEXT TIME YOU'RE BEHIND A VEHICLE WITH A VOLUNTEER
FIRE FIGHTER LICENSE PLATE, CONSIDER WHAT THAT MEANS:

COUNTLESS HOURS OF FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING AND MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING ... EVERY YEAR!

SO WHEN THAT TEXT OR PAGE COMES AT ANY GIVEN TIME ON ANY GIVEN DAY AND
FOR ANY GIVEN REASON – THEY'RE PREPARED TO COME TO OUR RESCUE.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS ALL ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE
...AND THE WORK THEY DO BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY.

Latest News!

Posted: 04 November 2017

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

2.7 Million Canadian portable extinguishers recalled by Kidde.

For more information, please click the links below:
CBC News

Government of Canada

Posted: 21 October 2017

Winter Brush Burning

Winter Burning may take place from November 1 – March 1. Please check with your local Fire Department before burning; some municipalities require a burning permit year round.

For further information on Winter Brush Burning, please:

click here Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Posted: 15 June 2017

Is Your Home Fire Smart

Every year many families lose their homes and possessions to the ravages of wildfire. Just 10 m of defensible space may save your Home!

Please visit the site below for ways to ensure your house if fire smart:

novascotia.ca/natr/forestprotection/wildfire/firecentre/fire-smart.asp

For further information on keeping your home safe from wildfires, please click here Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader.


2017 Schedule of Events

The 2017 calendar of events is now available. Please click here to view...


Post Your Civic Number

On September 1st 2013, Municipal Council's Civic Address Bylaw came into effect, making it mandatory to post civic numbers and private road signs.

Without a civic number sign clearly visible, emergency response to yourself and your loved ones could be delayed. Emergency responders rely on a clearly visible posted civic number to find you more effectively and efficiently when you need help.

Typically, a number is assigned upon new construction. When the Building Official arrives for the first inspection (footing/foundation), they will assign a number and map (by GPS) the location of your building and this information gets sent to the Civic Addressing Coordinator to confirm and update the civic address system.

Renovation and addition projects will also require that you post your civic number, else the Building Official may not be able to issue a final occupancy permit.

How to install a civic number sign?

The sign should have a blue background with horizontal white numbering, using reflective materials.
Be posted no further than 1 metre from the driveway and no further than 3 metres from the road's edge.
The sign height shall be no less than 1 metre above the travelled road surface.

If a civic sign is not posted property, owners could face a fine of $227.41, and/or the municipality could arrange to post the civic number and place a lien on your property.

Existing civic number signs, prior to September 1st, that do not meet the bylaw requirements, will be allowed to remain as long as they are visible. Replacement of such signs will be required to meet the bylaw standards.

Do you live on a private road?

If you live on a private road, it is required to have a road name sign posted to ensure fast emergency response service.

If you are unsure of your civic number, would like to name your private road, are unsure if your road is listed; or have any other questions regarding civic addressing in the municipality, please contact the municipal office at 902.541.1325.

For all the information, please download the following:

MODL Civic Numbers Brochure Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader

MODL Posting Road Sign Fact Sheet Download in Adobe Acrobat Reader

If you don't have a civic sign, or require a new one, your local fire department can provide one for you for only $19.00. Simply contact us and we'll do the rest.



Thank You for Your Ongoing Support!

The Cornwall & District Fire Department has 26 trained volunteer Fire fighters who serve the communities of Cornwall and Newburne. We're always pleased to accept applications for new members – fire fighting experience is not a necessity – we will supply training.

7 members are certified Advanced Medical First Responders, and we encourage applications from residents with medical backgrounds to join the MFR team.

Members attend a monthly meeting on the 1st Monday of each month and a practice on the 3rd Monday of each month. Training consists of: in-house, mutual aid with other local Fire Departments and Nova Scotia Fire fighters School and EHS facilitators for our MFR's.

Become a Fire Fighter and/or Medical First Responder

The department welcomes applications from all residents that would like to join our team of dedicated volunteers. Please visit our recruitment page for more details and to apply, or contact us at any time for more details.

Never been a fire fighter? No problem, because we'll supply the training to make you a great member! Are you interested in becoming a Medical First Responder and have no medical background? We'll supply that training as well!

Auxiliary

Their role is to raise funds for required fire fighting equipment and provide valued support to our communities through the Department they serve. They meet several times a year and welcome new members. Learn more about the department's auxiliary and how you can contribute.

Support the Cornwall & District Fire Department

You can help support the Fire Department in various ways:

through membership as a fire fighter
through membership in the auxiliary
by attending fund raising events
by donating non-perishable food items for the Garden Party's "Country Store Wheel"
by donating hand-made baked goods for our Bake Sale
by donating items to the Flea Market (please NO clothing)
by offering to help during fund raising events
by making charitable cash donations *
by naming the Fire Department as a charity for memorial donations *

* The Department is a registered charity and issue Official Tax Receipts as appropriate.

Please Note: During emergencies such as lengthy POWER OUTAGES, etc, the fire hall can be made available to residents of this fire district.

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