International Grenfell Association grant brings new respirators to Main Brook Fire Department

For Immediate Release

October 27, 2018 Main Brook, NL

On June 15th, 2018 The Town of Main Brook received a $25,000.00 grant from the International Grenfell Association for the Main Brook Volunteer Fire Department in order to purchase four (4) Ska-pack Supplied Air Respirators. With this grant, we were able to provide our local fire department with the equipment they needed and will allow its members to successfully enter and handle smoke filled areas. This also meets the needs of our community of being able to provide quality service and equipment during an emergency.

4 New Respirators, graciously funded by the IGA
4 New Respirators, graciously funded by the IGA

As the nearest fire department to the St. Anthony Airport, having this equipment will allow faster response times to any fire related emergencies at the airport.

International Grenfell Association

Main Brook Fire Department wearing the respirators, graciously funded by the IGA

Main Brook Fire Department wearing the respirators, graciously funded by the IGA

 

Message from Fire Department

Please refrain from outdoor burning in Town until further notice from the Fire Department.  The bogs are quite dry in areas.  An announcement will be made on Facebook and the website when it is safe to burn again.

Fire Department News for March 2018

Chase the Ace is coming soon. Details to follow. We look forward to your support for this event!

A big thank you to all of those who supported the fundraiser in the springs last weekend and the 50-50 draws!

We are eagerly awaiting a reply to our grant submission for 4 new SKA respirators and expect a reply in May 2018.

The town council has also sent a letter to PAL Airlines to see if there are ways our Fire Department and PAL can work together to provide the best possible fire and emergency response at the St. Anthony Airport.  We look forward to working with PAL.