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Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department
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Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department

A rookie was named Firefighter of the Year tonight at the annual Awards Banquet of the Pugwash Fire Department.

Corey Martin was the unanimous selection by the department officers. The first year member has already become a fixture around the department and just one training session from completing his Level One Certification.

He is shown in the photo, second from the left, joined by left to right: Deputy Chief Ron Betts Jr., Martin, Chief Andy Yarrow, and Deputy Chief Robert Carter.

Other awards included a plaque to Natasha Gullens who attended the most training sessions, and Robert Carter for the best overall attendance in the department and most emergency calls attended.

Service awards were given for five year, ten year and longer service. Chief Andy Yarrow was honoured for 25 years of service, while Deputy Chief Robert Carter has served 40 years with the PFD.

The department has 33 members, including a growing contingent of six females who serve as officers, front-line firefighters, and new trainees.

The chief noted a changing nature in the service as more and more calls require medical assistance. While the department trains for medical emergencies with a growing number of Medical First Responders, the fire service is not compensated for medical emergencies, a matter that falls under provincial jurisdiction. The Province funds the EMS service which is leaning on fire departments for greater assistance with each passing year. Fire departments across Nova Scotia now average 30 percent of their calls for medical assistance.

The MLA for Cumberland North, Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and Warden Al Gillis took part in the award presentations.

The MLA urged the department to keep fighting for what it needs to be effective. Referring to the coastline served by PFD she said, “You know what you need for equipment, better than anyone in Halifax or anywhere else.” It was a shot across the bow of Cumberland Municipal Council which has not helped the department secure a long-needed water rescue boat, a source of friction between the department and Warden Gillis.

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Reta McGill

Hometown proud.


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Richard White

Congratulations to all who received awards. A great group of volunteers. Well deserved!!


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Dean Hartling

Congratulations to all the pugwash fire fighters ! For those who have recieved awards for long service to the community and for the new members as well. We are all well served and appreciate you all.


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Rebecca Lake-MacAulay

Congratulations to you all!.

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Radio This Week

Event List
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 10:45 AM

Pastor Mark Collins, faith leader, is on Morning Talk every Thursday at 10:45.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Events This Week

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 PM

Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:45 PM

A Public Meeting, hosted by the Protect Wentworth Valley Committee, will be held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre from 2:45 to 4:00 pm to discuss the proposal for a mega wind farm on Higgins Mountain. Special Guest will be Tory Rushton, the Minister of Natural Resources and the MLA for the area.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

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