The Berwick and District Fire Department is recruiting new members. Nancy Kelly-www.kingscountynews.ca
Fire Chief Laurie Saunders reported to Berwick council Jan. 28 that the department recently welcomed several new members and is still recruiting to bring its membership up to 50.
Applications can be obtained from any fire department member or by calling 848-6355. Saunders also informed council that delivery of the new tanker will most likely be delayed due to manufacturing issues. He anticipates the new equipment will be received in late March.
The month-long period between Dec. 23 and Jan. 27 was an active one for members of the Berwick and District Fire Department.
Calls for service included a chimney fire in Garland on Jan. 1; mutual aid to the Aylesford Fire Department for a Harmony Road structure fire on Jan. 6; a single vehicle crash on Shaw Rd. Jan. 8; a flooded Berwick basement Jan. 12; a possible propane leak at Berwick Foodland on Jan. 15; a two-vehicle crash on Orchard St. and a medical assist call on Jan. 21. On Jan. 27 the department was alerted to a Morristown-area orchard fire, which turned out to be a controlled burn.
During the same time frame fire department members also responded to three power pole fires. The first was on Dec. 23 at Wellington and Commercial Street, followed by a Jan. 4 power line fire at Brow Mountain Road and Hwy 360 and another on Jan. 11 on MacNally Road in Burlington. Alarm calls were also made Dec. 30 to Home Hardware in Berwick, Jan. 3 and 6 to Eden Valley Poultry and Jan. 14 to Liberty Lodge in Berwick.