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November 2018

NS Mobile Burn Unit comes to St. Andrews

The NS Mobile Burn Unit made various stops throughout New Brunswick, including St. Andrews on November 5th and 6th.  Firefighters from five different departments in Charlotte County came together for extensive live fire training and advanced training.

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 October 2018

4th Annual Indulge Golf Tournament in support of the Saint Andrews Fire Department Fundraiser

Indulge Food and Wine Festival as well as Kingsbrae Garden hosting a golf tournament in support of the St. Andrews Fire Department. This year’s event took place at the beautiful 9 hole Bayside Golf Course on October 14, 2018. World class Kingsbrae Garden Cafe chef Alex Haun along with other Indulge chefs provided food on the course. In addition a banquet was held at Kingsbrae Garden after the tournament. Thank you to all the golfers, volunteers, Kingsbrae Garden and the Bayside Golf Course, it was a successful fun day!

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  October 2018

Fundy Firefighters Association Fire Truck Pull in Support of Muscular Dystrophy

Hosted by the St. Andrews Fire Department, the Fundy Fire Fighters Association organized their first Fire Truck Pull event in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. 12 teams competed to see who can pull a 35,000lb fire truck a 100 feet the fastest. Congratulations to the Hampton Fire Department for their first place win, with a very close second by the St. George Fire Department!  Best Sportsman Award went to the Ash Kickers, all ladies team! $4800 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Thanks to ALL the firefighters, volunteers, the Fundy Fire Fighter Association, the SJDA High School Basketball team and Royal Bank for taking the time to support such a wonderful cause.

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  April 2017

St. Andrews Fire Department Celebrates 200 years as a Fire Service in St. Andrews!

We would like to pass on some great information that we received from the Assistant Deputy Chief McKinley of the Fredericton Fire Department. While researching their history for their 200th anniversary, he found the original Act appointing Fire Wards (wardens) in the town of Fredericton... and St. Andrews. The act was passed on March 22, 1817. So this means we are celebrating 200 years as a fire service in St. Andrews.

St. Andrews Fire Department FACTS:

 

  • On March 22, 1817, the St. Andrews Fire Department and the Fredericton Fire Department received permission from the House of Assembly to establish Firewards in the town.
     

  • Fireward (Fire Wardens) - carried an 8 foot long red staff and a white speaking trumpet (you can find 2 of these at the St. Andrews Fire Hall). They would be in charge of inspections and organizing fire suppression in town.
     

  • Feb 1, 1820 - a letter was sent to the House of Assembly to advise we had Firewards in place, and had purchased two fire engines, as well had two companies of firefighters in place.
     

  • Aug 1, 1820 - from the Herald, it was reported of a fire on the Brig Robert at McMasters wharf, the Firewards, Military, and inhabitants fought the fire.
     

  • April 5, 1828 - from the House of Assembly, and act repealing the act of 1817, replacing it with a new act regarding Firewards and given a 5 year time frame for the town.

September 2016

2nd Annual Golf Tournament - Operation Off-Road

On January 8th, 2014, the St Andrews Fire Department launched “Operation Off-Road”, its largest fundraising campaign in a decade.  The purpose of this fundraiser was to raise money for the purchase of a four passenger, all-terrain vehicle that is specially designed for off-road rescues, forest fires, large grass fires or for transporting first responders and patients to and from locations without road access. This year we have purchased the side by side, and are now continuing our efforts towards a rescue sked that would safely hold a stretcher, and a Paramedic while transporting to an ambulance, and a new enclosed trailer to hold everything.

In support of this exciting initiative the Dept held its 2nd Annual St Andrews Fire Dept. Golf Tournament at the Algonquin Golf Course on August 27th, 2016. Thank you to all the volunteers and players for making this event a huge success! We are very close to our goal of purchasing a new enclosed trailer!

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