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MVC #2014-05
24 March 2014

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
LITTLE LEPREAU , NB – Musquash firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 102 Little Lepreau Road on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 4:05 PM

On arrival, firefighters found a mobile home, fully involved, with the occupants safely outside the building. An exterior attack was mounted, knocking down the fire and preventing spread of the fire to adjacent properties. The trailer was a total loss. Firefighters remained on the scene for five hours.

Seventeen firefighters responded with three pumpers and a heavy rescue unit. Black's Harbour FD was called for mutual aid and supplied an aerial ladder truck, pumper, and 8 firefighters. The RCMP and Ambulance were also on scene. Red Cross was requested to provide assistance to the occupants.

While still on scene, a call was received at 7:44 PM, reporting a chimney fire at 25 Breakwater Road in Chance Harbour. Two pumpers, a heavy rescue unit, and a utility vehicle were dispatched. On arrival, firefighters found extreme heat in the chimney, apparently caused by material burning in the flue. The fire was extinguished and the chimney cleaned out. A portable ventilation fan was used to clear smoke from the building . Firefighters were on scene for approximately one hour.


MVC #2014-04
16 March 2014

FIREFIGTHERS RESPOND TO THREE CALLS OVER WEEKEND
MUSQUASH, NB – Musquash firefighters responded to a transformer fire and 2 MVC over the weekend.

Musquash responded to a transformer fire on Saturday at 21:14 in Lepreau. The transformer fire caused a power outage for 6 hours in the Musquash / Lepreau area.

Firefighters responded to a MVC on Route 1 near New River on Sunday 02:47 am after hitting a guardrail. The two occupants were uninjured. A few hours later, firefighters responded to a rollover on route 790 in Musquash at 07:55, the vehicle ended up on its roof in a brook, firefighters found one uninjured occupant out of the vehicle upon arrival. The roads were extremely slippery at the time of both MVC’s.


#2014-03
11 March 2014

FIREFIGTHERS EXTRICATE PASSENGER FROM CAR
LEPREAU, NB – Musquash firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove one female occupant from a vehicle after it rolled over and left the road in Lepreau on Tuesday , March 11,2014. The call was dispatched at 8:16 p.m. to Route 790.

On arrival, firefighters found single vehicle on its side. Firefighters extricated the lone occupant from the vehicle and assisted ANB Paramedics for transport with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. Firefighters also provided traffic control at the scene. The roads were extremely slippery at the time.


MVC #2014-02
1 March 2014

SHED FIRE IN SOUTH MUSQUASH
SOUTH MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a shed fire on Saturday (March 1, 2014) at 10:53 am.

On arrival, firefghters found a small shed fully involved, the fire was quickly extinguished.

Seventeen firefighters responded with three pumpers and a heavy rescue unit. The RCMP and Ambulance were also on scene. Black's Harbour FD was called for mutual aid but was turned back on route.


MVC #2014-01
11 January 2014

TWO MOTOR VEHICLE ROLLOVER ON HIGHWAY 1
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to two motor vehicle collisions caused by icy roads on Saturday (Jan 11, 2014). The first was received at 10:00 a.m. near Lepreau on Highway 1. A eastbound vehicles slid off the road which cause the vehicle to rollover into the ditch. When firefighters arrived on scene, two occupants were out of the vehicle. Firefighters assisted ambulance NB for transport of one occupants and provided traffic control.

While returning to the fire station, Firefighters were dispatched to a single rollover on Highway 1 at 12:01 pm in Prince of Wales. A eastbound vehicles slide off the road and ended up on its side in the median. When Firefighters arrived on scene, one of two occupants was still inside. Firefighters used Hydraulics cutters to cut roof from vehicles and assisted ambulance NB for transport of the trap occupants with what appeared to be minor injuries.


#2013-16
2 December 2013

ONE PERSON INJURED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to two calls on Sunday (Dec 1, 2013). The first was received at 6:34 a.m. reporting a fishing boat had run aground at Lobster Cove in Chance Harbour.

Firefighters stood by at the scene and assisted the RCMP with traffic control. Roads were slippery at the time of the incident.


MVC #2013-15
1 December 2013

FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER BOAT RUNS AGROUND
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 near the Wetmore Creek Rd in Musquash on Monday morning (Dec 2, 2013). The call was received shortly before 6:00 a.m. On arrival firefighters found the car had left the road and struck a culvert. The lone occupant was being tended to by ANB paramedics. He was transported to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

When firefighters arrived they learned that the four occupants on the vessel had made their way to shore on a dingy and were being assisted by other local fishermen. Firefighters checked on their condition and advised the Coast Guard that the situation had been resolved. Ambulance NB

Nine hours later firefighters were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Musquash near kilometre marker 95. A westbound vehicle had struck a guardrail which caused all airbags in the vehicle to deploy. One of the two occupants of the vehicle was sent by ambulance to hospital for a checkup. Firefighters provided traffic control until the scene was cleaned up.


MVC #2013-14
27 November 2013

TWO INJURED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD
LEPREAU, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 in Lepreau on Wednesday (Nov 27, 2013) morning. The call was received just after midnight.

On arrival firefighters found all four occupants had exited the vehicle which had landed on its wheels after it rolled down into a deep ditch. Roads were icy at the time of the accident.

Two occupants were transported to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries. Firefighters responded with two pumpers, a heavy rescue unit and a utility unit. Firefighters assisted the paramedics and provided traffic control.


MVC #2013-13
8 Sept 2013

FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE TRAINING FOR OFF ROAD RESCUE
MUSQUASH, NB – Firefighters from the Musquash, St. George and St. Stephen Fire Departments spent Friday evening and Saturday (Sept 6 & 7, 2013) training for off road rescue situations. The course covered how to immobilize and prepare an injured person for transport out of a remote area, as well as how to rig ropes to help rescuers to safely reach an injured or trapped person and evacuate them to paramedics.

This course is the result of the Province of New Brunswick allowing Local Service District Fire Departments to provide Off Road Rescue services. Instructors from the Royal Firefighters Association and the Fundy Firefighters Association taught the course as they were overseen by an instructor from the New Brunswick Community College.

The coverage area for the Musquash Fire Department includes many logging roads, all terrain vehicle & snowmobile trails as well as remote lakes, camps & walking trails. In the past, the department has been called on to remove injured people from these remote areas.


MVC #2013-12
13 July 2013

DUMP TRUCK LEAVES HIGHWAY INJURING DRIVER
POCOLOGAN, NB – For the second time in as many days the Musquash Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle that injured the driver. On Friday, June 12 shortly before 5 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to Highway 1 in Pocologan where a dump truck had left the road and landed on its side.

The driver was treated at scene by firefighters and paramedics before being transported by ambulance to the Saint John Regional Hospital. Firefighters from the Musquash Fire Department and Blacks Harbour Fire Department responded to the scene as it was located near the edge of each department's coverage area. Firefighters worked to contain a diesel fuel leak from the truck.

The truck was empty at the time of the collision and landed on the driver's side along the shoulder of the westbound highway near KM 76, which is located just beyond New River. Firefighters were on scene for several hours while the truck was removed by a wrecker.


MVC #2013-11
12 July 2013

ONE PERSON INJURED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD
CHANCE HARBOUR, NB – Musquash firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove one passenger from a car after it rolled over and left the road in Musquash on Saturday, June 29, 2013. The call was dispatched at 2:23 p.m. to Highway 1 westbound near kilometre marker 100.

One person was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived. Both people were transported to hospital by ambulance with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. Firefighters assisted ANB Paramedics and provided traffic control at the scene.


MVC #2013-10
29 June 2013

FIREFIGHTERS EXTRICATE PASSENGER FROM CAR
MUSQUASH, NB – CHANCE HARBOUR, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 790 in Chance Harbour shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday (July 11). On arrival firefighters found the driver had managed to get out of the vehicle which had landed on its roof in water after leaving the road near the Cemetery Loop Road.

The occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital by paramedics with what appeared to be minor injuries. Firefighters assisted paramedics with patient care and assisted the RCMP with traffic control.


#2013-09
15 June 2013

MUSQUASH FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE MAN FROM WATER
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a call of a man in distress at the Log Falls Dam in Musquash on Saturday, June 15. The call was received at 4:13 p.m. Initial reports indicated the man had fallen into the water behind the dam while fishing. Two four wheel drive utility vehicles were dispatched along with a rescue boat.

On arrival firefighters spotted the man standing almost completely submerged in the water behind the dam. He was unable to overcome the water currents to get himself out of the water. Firefighters threw him a rope to wrap around himself then a firefighter made his way out to the man and brought him back to shore.

The man was conscious and alert following his ordeal and was transported to hospital by paramedics for observation. Witnesses stated he had gone under water several times. It appears he had lost his footing when fishing with friends.


MVC #2013-08
11 June 2013

NEIGHBOUR EXTINGUISHES KITCHEN FIRE
MUSQUASH, NB – The wife of the Musquash Fire Chief is being credited with saving a neighbour's home from destruction on the West Branch Road in Musquash on Tuesday, June 11.

The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched at 11:48 a.m. to a reported structure fire. On arrival firefighters found everyone was safely out of the house and that the fire had been extinguished. The fire had been contained to the kitchen stove and had scorched the cabinets. There was minor smoke damage throughout the house.

The two occupants at the scene did not require medical aid. Firefighters were on scene for about an hour assisting highway crews and RCMP with traffic control.


MVC #2013-07
12 April 2013

NO INJURIES WHEN CAR FLIPS ON HIGHWAY
PRINCE OF WALES, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a car over turned on Highway 1 near mile marker 102 at Prince of Wales on Friday (April 12, 2013) evening. The call was dispatched at 7:28 p.m.

On arrival, firefighters found a car that had been travelling westbound had crossed the median and landed on its roof on the east bound shoulder. Two occupants were out of the car, and bystanders reported two other people had left the scene. Firefighters searched the area using a Thermal Imaging Camera for the two occupants who had left the car, to insure they weren't injured, but could not locate anyone.

Firefighters checked to insure the fire had not extended into the walls and cleared smoke out of the house. The neighbour was treated at the scene by Ambulance NB paramedics for minor smoke inhalation.

The Musquash Fire Department would like to remind residents of the importance of working fire extinguishers, but warn that they do have their limitations.

"A small, typical kitchen fire extinguisher only lasts about 8 - 10 seconds when discharged. Residents need to know the limitations of an extinguisher and use caution if attempting to fight a fire," said MFD Public Information Officer Lt. Andrew Sanojca. "In all cases, when there is a fire within the home, please call 911 immediately so firefighters can be on their way to assist as soon as possible."

Firefighters are willing to meet with anyone who would like to learn how to use a fire extinguisher, or to answer any questions residents may have.


MVC #2013-06
07 April 2013

ONE INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE COLLISION
DIPPER HARBOUR, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 near Campbell Road in Dipper Harbour on Sunday (April 7, 2013) around 6 p.m. On arrival firefighters found a full size pickup truck in the ditch, on its wheels. The vehicle sustained significant damage and the lone male occupant was already out of the truck.

The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 near Campbell Road in Dipper Harbour on Sunday (April 7, 2013) around 6 p.m. On arrival firefighters found a full size pickup truck in the ditch, on its wheels. The vehicle sustained significant damage and the lone male occupant was already out of the truck.


MVC #2013-05
28 March 2013

MINOR INJURIES AS SUV FLIPS OVER
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision near the Ducks Unlimited Marsh in Musquash on Thursday (28 March 2013) afternoon. The call was received at 4:31 p.m. On arrival firefighters found an SUV that had rolled before landing on its roof while travelling westbound. Both occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.

Volunteer firefighters which included two paramedics provided first aid to the pair while awaiting an ambulance. A mother and her young child were transported to hospital as a precaution. Route 1 Gateway Services personnel were on scene assisting with traffic control


MVC #2013-03
3 February 2013

Musquash firefighters had to use hydraulic extrication tools as well as stabilization equipment to remove a man from his overturned truck on Highway 1 in Lepreau on Sunday (3 Feb 2013) afternoon. The call was received around 1:30 p.m. and on arrival firefighters found the man trapped inside his truck which had left the road and landed on its side while travelling westbound.

The Musquash Fire Department would like to remind motorists that it is now law to slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle displaying a red flashing light parked on the side of the highway. When safe to do so, motorists are also required to move over to the next lane if on a multi lane highway.


MVC #2013-02
30 January 2013

NO INJURIES WHEN CAR ROLLS INTO MEDIAN
MUSQUASH, NB – There were no injuries when a car left Highway 1 in Musquash on Wednesday morning (Jan 30, 2013) near the Musquash Government Garage. The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched at 8:01 a.m. and assisted the RCMP with traffic control while the vehicle was removed. Roads were slippery at the time of the collision.


MVC #2013-01
27 January 2013

DRIVER SURVIVES COLLISION WITH POWER POLE
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 in Musquash on Sunday night (Jan 27 2013). One man was taken to hospital for treatment after the pickup truck he was driving left the road and struck a utility pole around 11:05 p.m. The truck was carrying logs at the time, which travelled into the cab on the passenger side from the force of the impact. The driver was able to get out of the truck before firefighters arrived at the scene near the South Musquash Rd.

Power and phone lines were down as a result of the collision, and one house had the service entrance ripped off of it. Firefighters blocked traffic and kept the scene safe while awaiting the arrival of NB Power crews. The RCMP and Ambulance NB were also on scene.


MVC #2012-09
25 November 2012

MINOR INJURIES AS TRUCK LEAVES HIGHWAY
MUSQUASH, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 1 on Sunday (25 Nov 2012) evening. The call was received shortly after 5 p.m. reporting a truck had left the highway and was on fire near the Department of Transportation garage in Musquash.

On arrival firefighters found a U-Haul truck that was hauling a trailer travelling east bound, had broken through the guard rail, hit a large highway exit sign and was overturned in the ditch. The truck was not on fire. The lone male occupant was taken by ambulance to hospital for observation.

As firefighters were arriving on scene at this collision, a car travelling west bound left the highway, landing upright in the ditch. The lone occupant of this vehicle was not injured.

Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control and were on scene for approximately 3 hours. Transfield Dexter, the company which maintains Highway 1, was also on scene assisting with traffic and assessing the damage to the guard rail and sign.


MVC #2012-08
12 October 2012

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE AT LEPREAU POST OFFICE
LEPREAU, NB – On Friday afternoon (Oct 12, 2012) at 12:41 the Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to the Lepreau Post Office. On arrival it was learned a package had broken open and was leaking an unknown substance in the trunk of a delivery vehicle.

The Canada Post employee was not injured, but had been quarantined prior to the fire department's arrival. After gathering the facts surrounding the incident a decision was made to have the Regional Hazardous Materials Unit respond from the Saint John Fire Department.

On arrival members of the Regional Haz Mat Team donned appropriate protective gear before accessing the package. It was determined the contents were not dangerous and the scene was cleared around 3:30 p.m


MVC #2012-07
1 August 2012

ONE UNINJURED AS CAR LEAVES HIGHWAY
Musquash, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 1 in Musquash this morning (Aug 1, 2012) near the Ducks Unlimited Marsh.

The call was received at 7:50 a.m. during a heavy rainfall. On arrival firefighters found a car that had left the roadway and overturned into the median. The lone female occupant was transported to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction while the car was removed and the scene was cleaned up

Firefighters were on scene for about an hour. Besides Ambulance NB, the RCMP and Transfield Dexter Gateway Services were also at the scene.


MVC #2012-06
27 July 2012

MOTORIST UNINJURED AS CAR LEAVES HIGHWAY
Prince of Wales, NB – A motorist escaped injury as her car left Highway 1 in the construction zone at Prince of Wales. The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday (July 25, 2012).

On arrival firefighters found a car on its wheels in the ditch with the occupant being checked over by Paramedics. It appears the motorist had swerved to miss a large rock on the highway. Another vehicle parked on the shoulder was not involved in the collision, but had a damaged tire after earlier hitting the rock.

Motorists are reminded to observe posted speed limits in construction zones, and to slow down when approaching emergency vehicles parked on the highway. Traffic safety was an issue for firefighters, police and paramedics as the highway is down to one lane of traffic in each direction which shares newly constructed west bound lanes in this area. Work continues on re-aligning the eastbound lanes.20


#2012-05
2 July 2012

CAR & MOTORCYCLE COLLIDE ON HIGHWAY 1
LEPREAU, NB – The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a collision involving a car and a motorcycle on Highway 1 in Lepreau around 11:30 a.m. on Monday (July 2, 2012).

When firefighters arrived, they assisted paramedics who were treating the motorcyclist and provided traffic control. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the car was also transported to hospital for treatment.


MVC #2012-04
27 May 2012

ONE INJURED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD
Chance Harbour, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Sunday (May 27, 2012) on Route 790 in Chance Harbour. The call was received around 12:30 p.m.

Firefighters found a car had left the roadway, struck a parked vehicle and landed on its side in a yard. The lone male occupant was out of the car when firefighters arrived and was being treated by Ambulance NB Paramedics. He was transported by ambulance to the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control and ensured the vehicle was not leaking fluids before they left the scene about 40 minutes after the call.


MVC #2012-03
23 May 2012

ONE INJURED IN TWO CAR COLLISION
Lepreau, NB – The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a two car collision on Highway 1 in Lepreau at the intersection of Lepreau Village Road on Wednesday evening (May 23, 2012) shortly after 6 p.m.

Firefighters assisted Paramedics with the removal of one of the people from the cars and assisted the RCMP with traffic control.

One person was transported to Saint John Regional Hospital for treatment. Eastbound traffic was diverted thru the village of Lepreau while the scene was cleaned up. Thirteen firefighters responded with two engines, a heavy rescue unit and a utility unit and were on scene for about 90 minutes.


MVC #2012-02
22 April 2012

ONE INJURED AS CAR FLIPS
Musquash, NB – – A vehicle left Route 790 near the South Musquash Rd in Musquash just before 5 a.m. on Sunday morning (22 April 2012) landing on its roof. When the Musquash Fire Department arrived on scene the lone occupant was already out of the car. Firefighters provided first aid to her while awaiting the arrival of paramedics.

The driver was immobilized and transported to hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Firefighters directed traffic around the scene until the vehicle was removed. This collision occurred in the rain on a sharp corner which has been the scene of several accidents over the years.


#2012-01
6 January 2012

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE MOTHER & SON FROM WOODS
Prince of Wales, NB – The Musquash Fire Department was called by the RCMP for assistance in getting a mother and her 6 year old son to safety on Friday (6 January 2012) night. The pair had hiked into the nature trail in Prince of Wales, but were unable to get back out to their vehicle due to darkness.

The lady called her husband who went in to find them with some friends. Once located, the mother was too cold and too weak to make her way out the trail on her own. The RCMP was called at this point and two officers made their way into the woods with the assistance of some local residents.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. the Musquash Fire Department was contacted by the RCMP who were requesting a boat to remove the people along the water. Firefighters used a small boat and made their way from the Prince of Wales wharf along the water to where the people were located.

One firefighter ferried the mother, son and father back to the wharf where they were assessed by Ambulance NB Paramedics who were standing by with three ambulances. The boat then returned to the scene to bring back another person and the other firefighter while the RCMP officers and two other people walked back out the trail.

The mother and son were transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment. One bilingual firefighter assisted the family and paramedics as a translator. Firefighters returned to the station around midnight.

This was the first non-fire related rescue that the Musquash Fire Department responded to after receiving public approval to respond to these types of calls at a December meeting. Non Fire rescues would include off road, boat, ice and water related incidents.


#2011-12
18 November 2011

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY ONE
Prince of Wales, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Highway One near Exit 103 in Prince of Wales. On arrival firefighters blocked the west bound lanes of the highway and assisted bystanders who were performing first aid on the victim.

The call was received around 7 p.m. Firefighters were released from the scene by District 1 RCMP officers about 90 minutes later


Car Fire #2011-11
11 November 2011

ONE INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
Dipper Harbour, NB – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Route 790 in Dipper Harbour on Friday afternoon. Firefighters assisted ANB Paramedics in removing one person from a car which had left the road, landing on its wheels in the ditch. He was transported by ambulance to hospital.

The call was received around 5:15 pm. Firefighters were on scene for over 90 minutes.


MVC #2011-10
29 September 2011

SERIOUS INJURIES IN HEAD ON COLLISION
LEPREAU, NB – Two women were transported to hospital with serious injuries after a head on collision on the Wetmore Creek Rd in Musquash on Wednesday (28 Sept 2011) night. The Musquash Fire Department received the call at 10:23 p.m. On arrival, firefighters assisted Ambulance NB Paramedics with the treatment of the two women, as well as one child that was in one of the cars. All three were transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital.

The road was closed for almost two hours as debris and spilled fluids were cleaned up, and the heavily damaged cars were removed from the scene.


#2011-09
26 September 2011

THREE SENT TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING TWO SINGLE VEHICLE CRASHES
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to two single vehicle collisions on Highway One over the weekend.

In the first incident, two children were sent to hospital after the vehicle they were passengers in rolled over near the end of the four lane highway in Lepreau on Saturday, September 24 at 11:55 a.m. On arrival, the children and adult driver were out of the car and being treated by paramedics. Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control.

A road patrol vehicle from Transfield Dexter Gateway Services was also on scene assisting with traffic control. Traffic was stopped as a tow truck removed the heavily damaged vehicle from the ditch.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning (Sept 26) firefighters responded to a single vehicle collision near the Prince of Wales exit. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Firefighters assisted the paramedics at the scene, and assisted the RCMP with traffic control.

The Musquash Fire Department would like to remind motorists to reduce their speed when approaching an emergency or service vehicle parked with flashing lights along the side of the highway.


MVC #2011-07
17 August 2011

TRAFFIC DISRUPTION DUE TO THREE VEHICLE COLLISION
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a three vehicle collision on Route 790 in Little Lepreau on Wednesday (August 17) afternoon. The call was dispatched at 3:49 p.m. for the intersection of the Basin Road & Route 790 where it appears a car was rear ended by another vehicle before being forced into the oncoming lane.

On arrival, all three drivers were out of their vehicles. An ambulance was on scene and all three people refused treatment by paramedics. Firefighters cleaned up fluids that had spilled from the vehicles, removed debris from the roadway, provided minor first aid to one victim, and provided traffic control. Traffic was reduced to one lane for almost two hours as tow trucks removed the compact car and two full sized pick-up trucks from the scene.


MVC #2011-07
13 August 2011

THREE PEOPLE HURT IN VEHICLE COLLISION
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a serious two vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon in Lepreau. A car and truck collided at the corner of the Lepreau Village Rd and Route 790 shortly after 1 pm.

Firefighters had to use stabilization equipment and hydraulic rescue tools to remove two women from their east bound vehicle which had come to rest in a ditch. They were transported to hospital by ambulance for assessment. The lone occupant of the pickup truck did not require transportation to hospital.

Firefighters were on scene for about 90 minutes assisting with traffic control and removing the damaged vehicles. The injuries did not appear to be serious.


#2011
21 July 2011

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
SOUTH MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire in South Musquash on Thursday afternoon (July 21, 2011).

Twenty one firefighters including responded with three pumpers and a heavy rescue unit and were on scene for just over four hours. Blacks Harbour was dispatch for Mutual aid with One Pumper. The RCMP, Ambulance NB and NB Power were also on scene


MVC #2011-06
6 March 2011

ONE INJURED IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Prince of Wales, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a single vehicle accident on Highway One westbound at the Saint John city limit on Sunday morning (March 6, 2011) at 2:29 a.m. On arrival, firefighters found the lone occupant had gotten out of the vehicle which had landed on the roadway on its roof. Firefighters provided medical care to the man until an ambulance arrived.

Firefighters also assisted the Saint John City Police with traffic control. All westbound traffic was stopped for about a half hour while the scene was made safe for emergency workers. (The initial call reported this accident was at the Prince of Wales exit, however it was located at the Saint John City Limit.)


House Fire #2011-05
4 March 2011

HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Little Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire at 16 Lomax Rd in Little Lepreau on Friday morning (Mar 4, 2011) at 8:25 a.m.

Paramedics with Ambulance NB had arrived on scene ahead of firefighters and were able to report to responding firefighters that all occupants were out of the house which was filled with heavy smoke. The paramedics kept firefighters updated of the conditions at the scene. Fire Chief Wayne Pollock said, “We are always concerned about someone still being in a house as we respond, and having the information from the paramedics who arrived on scene ahead of us, that everyone was accounted for, helped to relieve some of the stress associated with responding to this type of call”

Once on scene firefighters entered the building to fight the fire which appears to have originated in the basement of the older two story house. Conditions deteriorated rapidly and firefighters were withdrawn from the house and continued to battle the flames from outside. The Black’s Harbour Fire Department responded with two trucks and several firefighters to assist the 16 members of the Musquash Fire Department who responded with three pumpers and a rescue unit in the -20 degree temperature.

Despite their efforts, the house was completely destroyed. Four occupants of the house who were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms were not injured. The cause of the fire was accidental.


Chimney Fire #2011-04
28 February 2011

CHIMNEY FIRE DAMAGES HOME
Musquash, N.B. – A house in the Musquash Subdivision suffered minor damage after a chimney fire spread into the walls early Monday (28 Feb 2011) morning. The call was dispatched to the Musquash Fire Department at 12:25 a.m. as a structure fire sending three pumpers, a rescue unit and 25 firefighters to the scene.

On arrival, firefighters found that the home owner had used a fire extinguisher to knock down most of the fire. Firefighters dug into the walls with axes and used a thermal imaging camera and heat monitor to extinguish the rest of the blaze and to be sure the flames had not spread. Firefighters were on scene until 2:03 a.m. Ambulance New Brunswick and the RCMP were also on scene.

This fire helps to re-enforce the importance of having a working fire extinguisher in your home. The extinguisher should be placed near an exit from the home, and should only be used if the fire is small, and after 911 has been called.


MVC #2011-02
19 February 2011

CAR ACCIDENT
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway One on Saturday (Feb 19) morning in Musquash.

The call was received just before 8 am. On arrival in the west bound lane near the Duck's Unlimited Marsh firefighters found four occupants that had gotten out of an overturned car that had landed in the ditch.

Paramedics assessed the one adult & three children at the scene. None were transferred to hospital.

Firefighters provided traffic control while a tow truck removed the vehicle. The Musquash Fire Dept would like to remind motorists to reduce their speed and if possible move over a lane when approaching an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway.


House Fire #2011-01
1 January 2011

HOME HEAVILY DAMAGED BY FIRE
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on the South Musquash Rd on Saturday afternoon (Jan 1, 2011) at 1:23 pm. On arrival, firefighters found a shed attached to the rear of a small two storey wooden house heavily involved in flames. The fire was quickly knocked down, but had destroyed the shed and extended into the roof area of the house.

Although the house was not being lived in at the time of the fire, the cause of the fire appears to be accidental. Twenty six firefighters responded with three pumpers and a heavy rescue unit and were on scene for just over two hours. The RCMP, Ambulance NB and NB Power were also on scene.


Car Fire #2010-15
15 December 2010

CAR IN FLAMES ON HIGHWAY ONE
Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 1 at Lepreau on Wednesday (Dec 15, 2010). The fire was reported at 2:45 p.m. by an ambulance crew who were driving west along the highway. On arrival, firefighters found a car fully involved in flames, parked along the shoulder of the road, about 300 metres west of the Lepreau exit overpass.

Westbound traffic was stopped for about ten minutes as firefighters knocked down the flames. The highway was then reduced to one westbound lane for about 45 minutes until a tow truck removed the car.

There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


MVC

#2010-14
1 December 2010

THREE VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING A MOOSE
Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a car versus moose collision on Route 790 in Lepreau on Wednesday (Dec 1, 2010) evening. The call was dispatched around 7:20 pm. On arrival, firefighters found three vehicles on the roadway. One driver had already been taken to hospital by ambulance prior to our arrival.

A vehicle heading south, towards Point Lepreau, on Route 790 had struck a moose near civic number 200. The driver managed to park his car on the side of the road, about 300 metres beyond the impact. A second car travelling north, towards Lepreau, swerved around the dead moose that was in the northbound lane and was struck by a third, southbound vehicle.

The drivers of the second and third vehicles were conscious and alert and out of their cars when firefighters arrived. A second ambulance was called and transported both men to hospital as a precaution. Each vehicle was occupied by only the driver.

Firefighters and RCMP initially shut down the road to all traffic until the scene could be partially cleaned up. Once it was safe to do so, firefighters provided traffic control, allowing vehicles to flow in one direction at a time until the damaged vehicles were all removed. The Department of Natural Resources responded to remove the moose carcass and firefighters washed down the road before leaving the scene.

The Musquash Fire Department would like to remind drivers approaching flashing lights on the roadway to slow down, approach with caution, follow the direction of flaggers if present and watch for emergency service workers on or near the roadway.


MVC #2010-13
25 November 2010

FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Chance Harbour, N.B. – A home under construction on Route 790 in Chance Harbour was destroyed by fire on Thursday night (Nov 25, 2010). The Musquash Fire Department responded to the call at 9:38 p.m. A firefighter who lives nearby was on scene within a few minutes and reported the single story building measuring approximately 24 feet by 32 feet was fully involved in flames. Also burning was a large pile of debris behind the house.

A total of 24 members of the fire department responded with three pumpers, a rescue unit and two utility units and were on scene for approximately 3 hours fighting the blaze. An Ambulance New Brunswick unit was on standby at the scene. There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation by the RCMP.


MVC #2010-12
10 October 2010

TRAVEL TRAILER DESTROYED
Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a travel trailer on fire on the Joseph March Road in Lepreau on Sunday (Oct 10) evening. The call was received shortly before 6 p.m. On arrival firefighters found the trailer, which was about 16 feet long, fully involved in fire. The flames were quickly extinguished, but the trailer was completely destroyed.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The department responded with fifteen firefighters using three pumpers, a rescue unit and a utility unit.


MVC #2010-11
3 October 2010

TWO FIRE CALLS OVER WEEKEND
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to two calls over the weekend. The first occurred Friday (Oct 1) afternoon at 1:33 p.m. on Highway One in Lepreau. One person was taken to hospital by ambulance after a car rolled over and landed in the median, about a kilometre west of the Lepreau exit. Firefighters were on scene for about half an hour.

On Saturday (Oct 2) afternoon at 3:35 p.m. firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire in the Thompson Subdivision in Musquash. A van which was parked in the driveway of a home was found heavily involved in fire. Firefighters used foam to knock down the fire. Damage was contained to the van and the cause has been deemed as accidental.


MVC #2010-10
5 September 2010

ONE PERSON HURT AFTER CAR LEAVES ROAD
Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 790 in Lepreau on Sunday (September 5, 2010) morning. The call was received shortly before 8 am.

On arrival, firefighters assisted paramedics with removing the patient from her car, which had left the road and landed in the brush. She was transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

Firefighters remained on scene for about 45 minutes, performing traffic control


#2010-09
31 August 2010

ONE MAN INJURED AS VAN FLIPS ON HIGHWAY ONE
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle flipped over on Highway One in Musquash. The collision occurred in the east bound lane close to mile marker 94 shortly after 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon (August 31, 2010).

One man was transported by ambulance to hospital. Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane while emergency responders were on scene.

The Musquash Fire Department urges motorists to reduce their speed as they approach emergency vehicles on the side of the highway, and to be prepared to stop if directed.


#2010-08
8 August 2010

THREE CALLS ON SUNDAY FOR FIREFIGHTERS
MUSQUASH, N.B. – Volunteer firefighters with the Musquash Fire Department had a busy day Sunday, August 7 responding to three calls. Shortly after 4 am a vehicle overturned on Highway 1 near the Gilmore Subdivision. One person who was in the car had gotten out on her own before rescue workers arrived. She was taken to hospital for a checkup.

Just before 8 pm the department’s rescue boat was dispatched to the East Branch Musquash River to assist a boater with mechanical problems. The owner of the boat was unharmed, but was not able to get his boat running. Firefighters assisted him to shore.

Then around 10:30 pm firefighters were dispatched to another motor vehicle collision. A car struck a moose on Highway 1 near Mink Brook Road and left the highway, landing upright in the bushes. The lone male occupant was taken by ambulance to hospital.


#2010-07
22 June 2010

ONE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH
MUSQUASH, N.B. – One man was transported by ambulance to the Saint John Regional Hospital as a precaution after he lost control of his motorcycle in Musquash. The Musquash Fire Department responded with Ambulance NB and the RCMP to the incident shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday (June, 22, 2010)

On arrival, firefighters assisted paramedics who were treating the man. The collision occurred on Route 790 near the Wetmore Creek Road. Emergency crews were clear of the scene about 40 minutes after the incident.


MVC #2010-06
7 June 2010

TRUCK DESTROYED BY FIRE
MSUQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire along Route 790 in Musquash on Monday (7 June 2010) shortly after 2 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a four wheel drive truck that had become stuck on a dirt road heavily involved in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the truck was destroyed.

There were no injuries, and the fire was accidental in nature.




MVC #2010-05
15 May 2010

TRAINING INTERRUPTED BY ACCIDENT CALL
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Saturday (May 15, 2010) afternoon. The call was dispatched at 2:46 p.m. as firefighters from around the province were participating in training exercises at Point Lepreau.

On arrival firefighters found a car off the road, upside down in a ditch on Route 790 in Lepreau. Firefighters used stabilization equipment and hydraulic rescue tools to remove the lone female occupant who was trapped in the vehicle. She was transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Firefighters who were participating in a Boat Rescue training session being instructed by the Musquash Fire Department as part of the training day, also responded with Musquash firefighters to the call. There were firefighters from St. Andrews, Upper Kingsclear, Harvey, Deer Island, St. Martins and Grand Manan at the scene who assisted with patient treatment, extrication and traffic control.


#2010-04
10 May 2010

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of an all terrain vehicle accident on the Seven Mile Lake Road on Monday, May 10. The call was received at 3:46 pm. Firefighters arrived on scene at the same time as the ambulance, and assisted paramedics with one male patient. The man was transported to hospital by ambulance.


Shed Fire #2010-03
17 March 2010

SHED DESTROYED BY FLAMES
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a shed on fire on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 on Route 790 in Musquash. The call was dispatched at 4:38 pm. Firefighters responded with three pumpers, a heavy rescue unit and a utility unit.

On arrival, firefighters found a shed measuring approximately 4 metres by 4 metres fully involved in flames, with fire spreading into the nearby woods. The fire was quickly extinguished, and firefighters were on scene for just over an hour digging out hot spots. A nearby house received some damage to the siding from the heat.

The cause of the fire was accidental, and there were no injuries.


MVC #2010-02
12 March 2010

MVC
Lepreau, N.B. – the Musquash Fire Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Collision on Friday, March 12 around 3 pm. The accident occurred on Route 790 between Highway 1 and the Lepreau Village Road. A car and a pick up truck collided head on

The driver of one vehicle had to be cut out of this car using hydraulic extrication tools. Both drivers were transported to hospital for treatment. Firefighters closed the stretch of roadway to all traffic while working at the scene and until the vehicles were removed from the ditch.


#2010-01
16 February 2010

MVC
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department had to use hydraulic rescue tools to remove one person from an SUV following a three vehicle collision on Highway One. The accident occurred around 8:08 am (Feb 16 2010) when three east bound vehicles collided around the Ducks Unlimited Marsh in Musquash.

On arrival firefighters found one person still in her vehicle which had ended up in the median. Firefighters removed the roof of the SUV to extricate the victim. The east bound lanes were blocked for a short time as firefighters worked at the scene. Only one person was transported by ambulance to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

According to Fire Chief Wayne Pollock, it is suspected that a combination of glare from the rising sun and road conditions may have contributed to the accident.


#2009-18
17 December 2009

CHIMNEY PINS MAN'S ARMS
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a man pinned by a chimney at 11:44 am on Thursday, December 17 in Lepreau. On arrival, firefighters found a man with both arms pinned by a brick chimney. It appears the man had been removing layers of bricks when the chimney's weight caused the chimney to slide straight down, pinning his arms.

One firefighter who arrived on scene ahead of the trucks was using a crowbar to relieve as much pressure as he could on the man's arms as paramedics began treatment. Firefighters took about 10 minutes using pry bars and wedges to lift the chimney enough to remove his arms. He was rushed to Saint John Regional Hopsital by ambulance in serious condition.


Patio Fire #2009-17
10 December 2009

USE CAUTION WITH WOODSTOVE ASHES
MACES BAY, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department is urging residents to handle their woodstove ashes with care. Firefighters responded to a call on Thursday night (Dec 10, 2009) shortly after 7 p.m. when ashes left on a wooden deck caught fire. The homeowner had placed the ashes on the deck shortly after 3 p.m.

A firefighter driving past the house on Maces Bay Rd noticed the plastic bucket burning. He called 911 then used a fire extinguisher to put out most of the flames. He then helped the homeowner and a neighbour put snow and water onto the deck to cool hot spots. On arrival, firefighters used a hoseline to wet down the deck to insure everything had been extinguished and checked that the fire hadn’t extended into the house.

The fire was confined to the deck, fortunately with minimal damage. Firefighters remind residents to use a metal bucket, preferably with a lid for their ashes. They should be immediately removed from the house and placed on the ground, several feet from the house and any out buildings. Woodstove ashes should never be placed into compost bins, as they can hold heat for several days, even when placed outside.

This was the second call of the day for Musquash firefighters. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on Route 790 Highway in Little Lepreau. One person from the car was transported to hospital by ambulance to be checked over. Her injuries did not appear to be serious. Firefighters assisted the paramedics with the patient and provided traffic control.


#2009-16
26 October 2009

ONE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH
LEPREAU, N.B. – One man was taken to hospital after his motorcycle was in a collision with a mini van on the Lepreau Village Road in Lepreau. The Musquash Fire Department responded to the call just before 4 p.m. on Monday (Oct 26).

The victim had already left the scene by ambulance when firefighters arrived on the scene. Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control and clearing debris from the roadway. The van was able to be driven from the scene.


#2009-15
25 October 2009

FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO VEHICLE FIRE
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a truck on fire on Sunday (Oct 25) at 4:30 p.m. The driver had stopped his pickup truck on the West Branch Road in Musquash, and called 911 when he noticed smoke coming out from under the dashboard.

On arrival firefighters found light smoke coming from near the heater fan motor. Firefighters removed a plastic cover that had melted and found what appeared to be an animal’s nest burning. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the vehicle suffered minor damage. It was towed to a service facility for repair.


House Fire #2009-14
12 September 2009

DONATION WILL HELP EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
MUSQUASH, N.B. – Brunswick Pipeline General Manager Rob Belliveau presented a cheque for $18,000 to the Musquash Fire Department on September 11, 2009. The money will be used by the department to purchase a propane fuelled emergency generator and cooking appliances. These items will allow the Musquash fire station to serve as an emergency shelter.

Fire Chief Wayne Pollock said, “This will help us to provide service to our communities during natural or other disasters. We will be able to provide shelter and hot food to residents in need during an emergency, such as the ice storm we experienced years ago. We are very grateful to Brunswick Pipeline for their support of our department’s efforts to be able to provide this to our citizens.”

Attached photo (043) shows: Susan Layton, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations and Rob Belliveau, General Manager of Brunswick Pipeline presenting a cheque to Musquash Local Service District Advisory Committee Chairman Dave Rogers and Musquash Fire Chief Wayne Pollock.


#2009-13
1 September 2009

CAMPER TRAILER DESTROYED IN ACCIDENT
Lepreau, N.B. – Two occupants of a half ton truck that left Highway 1 Tuesday (Sept 1, 2009) evening were not injured. The Musquash Fire Department responded with the RCMP and ambulance to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision on Highway 1 near the Lepreau Village Road at 7:28 p.m.

On arrival, firefighters found that two occupants of the truck had managed to get out on their own, and were being checked over by Ambulance New Brunswick Paramedics. Although the truck had rolled over, the occupants did not require treatment.

Firefighters assisted with traffic control at the scene as the vehicle was removed by a tow truck.


#2009-12
21 August 2009

CAMPER TRAILER DESTROYED IN ACCIDENT
Dipper Harbour, N.B. – One man was sent to hospital following a motorcycle collision on Route 790 in Dipper Harbour on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. The Musquash Fire Department responded to the call at 4:25 pm at the corner of the Dipper Harbour Road.

On arrival, one man was found standing near his motorcycle. Firefighters assisted paramedics with the victim and cleaned up a fuel spill from the bike. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the collision, and the driver, who was wearing a helmet, did not appear to be seriously injured.

The Musquash Fire Department urges motorists to slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway. There were several close calls this afternoon where vehicles nearly ran into stopped traffic ahead, despite advance warning signs and fire trucks and a police car parked with their emergency lights flashing. Conditions on the highway were foggy at the time of the incident. Firefighters were clear of the incident around 3:45 p.m.


#2009-11
18 August 2009

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of an overturned camper trailer on Highway One in Musquash on Friday, August 21, 2009. A pickup truck heading westbound had left the highway and landed in the median near mile marker 91 at the Lepreau and Musquash boundary around 1:57 p.m.

The truck remained upright, but the travel trailer was completely demolished as it rolled over. Two occupants in the truck were uninjured. Firefighters assisted with cleaning up the debris and traffic control. Traffic was blocked for about 30 minutes as a tow truck worked to remove the wreckage.


#2009-10
9 August 2009

ONE INJURED IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Sunday, August 9, 2009 shortly after 6 a.m. On arrival, one victim, who had already gotten out of the vehicle, was being treated by paramedics. Firefighters assisted the medics with patient care, and checked the scene for any hazards.

A vehicle had left the road striking a tree in Little Lepreau. One person was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.


#2009-10
16 June 2009

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE BOATERS DURING TRAINING EXERCISE
Musquash, N.B. – Two people were plucked from the water by members of the Musquash Fire Department who were out on a training exercise. The firefighters had just launched the department's 16 foot zodiac rescue boat shortly before 8 pm last night (Monday, June 16, 2009) when they found two people in the water clinging to an overturned boat.

The firefighters assisted the people out of the water and took them to shore. No medical aid was required. A third person on the boat had already been picked up by another boater. Once everyone was safely on shore, the firefighters went to retrieve the boat and the personal effects that had spilled out of it. The boat was towed back to shore, flipped over and loaded back onto the owner's trailer.

The Musquash Fire Department would like to remind boaters to wear a life jacket at all times. The two people in the water last night were not wearing their life jackets. The firefighters involved were all members of the department's Boat Rescue training team, and provide water rescue training to our firefighters as well as firefighters from other departments at the annual Miramichi Training weekend hosted by the NB Association of Fire Chiefs.


#2009-9
16 June 2009

ONE INJURED WHEN CAR HITS MOOSE
Lepreau, N.B. – One person was transported to hospital after their car struck a moose on Highway 1 near Lepreau. The Musquash Fire Department responded to the call around 11:40 pm Monday night, June 15. On arrival firefighters found the driver being tended to by Paramedics. Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control as the car was removed from the highway.


#2009-8
6 June 2009

MAN INJURED IN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Lepreau, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of an All Terrain Vehicle accident on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The call was received at 6:15 pm reporting the accident about 23 kilometres in the Seven Mile Lake Rd from Lepreau.

Firefighters arrived shortly after the ambulance and assisted Paramedics with preparing the patient for transport to hospital for treatment. Musquash Fire responded with two utility vehicles and an All Terrain Vehicle equipped with a rescue trailer.


#2009-7
31 May 2009

MAN INJUED A CAR HIT MOOSE
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a moose on Highway One near the Ducks Unlimited Marsh shortly after 5 a.m. this morning (Sunday, May 31, 2009). On arrival, firefighters found a lone male, trapped in his car from the collision. Hydraulic Rescue tools were used to cut the roof off the car to remove the victim. He was transported to hospital by ambulance for a check up.

The accident occurred in the west bound lane. Fourteen firefighters were on scene providing patient care, extrication and traffic control. A large bull moose was deceased at the scene.


#2009-5
22 February 2009

PLEASE REMEMBER SAFETY AT THE COTTAGE, CAMP OR TRAILER
Musquash, N.B. – As many people are preparing to get away for the weekend, the Musquash Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to be prepared for an emergency at their favorite summer retreat. Your trailer, camp or cottage should be equipped with working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms, with new batteries installed in them, and we ask that your civic number be visible from the roadway or lake. As well, please check your fire extinguisher and first aid kits to ensure they are in good condition.

If you see any signs that rodents have been into your getaway, please take the time to inspect wiring and propane hoses for possible damage.


#2009-3
22 February 2009

NO DAMAGE TO HOUSE FROM CHIMNEY FIRE
Lepreau, N.B. – Shortly before 9 am on Sunday, February 22 the Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a chimney fire in Lepreau.

On arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and heat coming from the chimney. Fortunately the fire did not spread into the house, and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.

The Musquash Fire Department has responded to several chimney fires this season. We would like to remind residents about regular chimney maintenance, including having their chimney and stove pipes cleaned on a regular basis, and to not burn un-seasoned fire wood. Also, ensure you have a working smoke alarm and a charged fire extinguisher. Residents are urged to call 911 at the first sign of trouble.


#2009-2
15 January 2009

MINOR INJURIES AS CAR STRIKES MOOSE
MUSQUASH, N.B. – Two people were transported to hospital by ambulance after their vehicle struck a moose on Highway One in Musquash. The Musquash Fire Department received the call at 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2009. An ambulance was already on scene at the Musquash Exit in the eastbound on ramp as firefighters arrived, and medics were treating the two occupants, who appeared to have minor injuries.

Firefighters provided traffic control, and removed the deceased moose from the highway to prevent another collision.


#2009-1
10 January 2009

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE INJURED ATV RIDER
Musquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to an all terrain vehicle crash on Saturday, January 10 shortly after 6:30 p.m. An ATV rider had flipped his machine while travelling with other bikes on the West Branch Musquash River.

Firefighters responded with an ATV and trailer, and travelled in unplowed roads and over the frozen river to reach the injured driver. He was stabilized and transported back to paramedics who had to wait on the Log Falls Road in Musquash. The male driver was transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries. Firefighters were on scene until approximately 8:30 p.m.

As a side note, the ATV and trailer that was used for this rescue was purchased by firefighters through the generous support of local residents and businesses. Members of the department saw the need for this equipment several years ago for use in this type of situation as well as for forest and brush fires. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their continued support of the Musquash Fire Department.


#2008-8
17 May 2008

FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN LIVE BURN TRAINING
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department held a live burn training exercise on Monday, November 17 on the Wetmore Creek Road in Musquash. The house had been heavily damaged in an accidental fire on October 11, and the owner allowed the fire department to use what remained for valuable practice.

Firefighters were given an opportunity to practice forcible entry on the front doorway, and used different ways of venting dangerous fire gasses from a building, such as breaking out windows and cutting ventilation holes in the roof.

Once the building was set on fire, the exercises focused on hoseline operation, protection of exposures, pump operation, communications, and water shuttle operation. Due to the damage from the previous fire, interior firefighting techniques could not be done safely. However, the experience gained helps the volunteer firefighters to be ready for the next emergency.


#2008-9
18 November 2008

MAN INJURED IN FALL ONTO FISHING BOAT
PRINCE OF WALES, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to assist Ambulance New Brunswick paramedics when a man fell onto a fishing boat at the Five Fathom Hole Wharf in Prince of Wales. The call was received at 6:19 pm on Tuesday, November 18.

The man was loading lobster from the boat into the back of a truck parked on the wharf when it appears he lost his footing and fell to the boat deck approximately 20 feet below, striking his back and head as he landed.

The ambulance and firefighters arrived on scene at about the same time. Firefighters boarded the boat and placed the man on a backboard with a cervical collar. He was then placed into a rescue basket and hoisted to the wharf above where he was taken by ambulance to hospital for examination. According to people on the scene the man was conscious and alert during the ordeal.


Live Burn #2008-8
17 May 2008

FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN LIVE BURN TRAINING
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department held a live burn training exercise on Monday, November 17 on the Wetmore Creek Road in Musquash. The house had been heavily damaged in an accidental fire on October 11, and the owner allowed the fire department to use what remained for valuable practice.

Firefighters were given an opportunity to practice forcible entry on the front doorway, and used different ways of venting dangerous fire gasses from a building, such as breaking out windows and cutting ventilation holes in the roof.

Once the building was set on fire, the exercises focused on hoseline operation, protection of exposures, pump operation, communications, and water shuttle operation. Due to the damage from the previous fire, interior firefighting techniques could not be done safely. However, the experience gained helps the volunteer firefighters to be ready for the next emergency.


#2008-7
30 October 2008

REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES
Muusquash, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend when they set their clocks back. A working smoke detector is your first line of defense against fire in the home, and this small, yet important piece of equipment must be maintained.


House Fire #2008-6
12 October 2008

FLAMES GUT BUNGALOW
MUSQUASH, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on the Wetmore Creek Rd in Musquash on Saturday, October 11. The call was dispatched at 11:50 pm. On arrival, firefighters found flames shooting thru the roof of a one story single family wooden house.

The fire was confined to the back corner of the house and was quickly knocked down, but caused extensive heat and smoke damage to the rest of the home. The owners were not at home at the time of the blaze and arrived as firefighters were checking for fire extension and hot spots. The Musquash Fire Department responded with three pumpers, a rescue unit and two support units. Mutual aid assistance was received from the Pennfield and Black’s Harbour Fire Departments. An ambulance was on scene, but there were no injuries.

The fire remains under investigation, however the cause appears to be accidental. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the owners. Firefighters were on scene for almost three hours.


#2008-5
10 September 2008

Vehicle Collides With Moose Near Prince of Wales
PRINCE OF WALES, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Highway One in the eastbound lane near the city limits on Wednesday, September 10. The accident was reported at 8:36 pm. On arrival, firefighters found the lone male occupant with minor injuries being tended to by paramedics. The vehicle, a Ford Escape, suffered extensive damage. The driver did not require transportation to hospital, the moose was deceased at the scene.

The location of the incident ended up being approximately four kilometers from where it was reported to be, and was within the Saint John City Limits. The Musquash Fire Department asks motorists that if possible to observe the nearest green kilometer marker (“mile” markers) along the right side of the highway as they are calling 911 to report an emergency on the highway.


#2008-4
24 August 2008

No Patient at Accident Scene
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a request for assistance by the RCMP on Saturday afternoon (August 23, 2008) around 12:15 pm. The officer had arrived at the scene of a single vehicle collision on Highway One westbound about two kilometers east of the Lepreau Exit. The officer saw blood in the car, but there was no sign of the driver or any passengers.

About 15 firefighters responded to the call and searched the brush and ditches around the car and area trying to locate the driver. After searching for approximately 90 minutes the RCMP were able to locate the driver who confirmed they were the only person in the vehicle.


MVC #2008-3
4 July 2008

Firefighters Respond to Single Car Accident
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 790 in Little Lepreau on Friday afternoon (July 4, 2008). The call was received shortly after 4 p.m.

On arrival, firefighters found a car that had left the road and rolled into the ditch. The ambulance was on scene and had already prepared the single female occupant for transport to hospital. Firefighters assisted the RCMP with traffic control before turning the scene over to them.


#2008-2
20 June 2008

Firefighters Assist at ATV Accident
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a request for assistance from the Lepreau Ambulance for an all terrain vehicle accident at 10:55 p.m. Friday night (June 20, 2008). The location of the incident was approximately eight kilometers in from Highway One on the Seven Mile Lake Road in Lepreau, however it was reported the patient was about five kilometers in a trail from the main road. Paramedics requested the fire department’s assistance with their ATV and trailer to access the site. On arrival, the patient was located at the side of the Seven Mile Lake Road after making his own way out to the road. He was transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment of what appeared to be minor injuries.


Car Fire #2008-1
30 May 2008

Vehicle Burns After Collision
LEPREAU, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Highway One in Lepreau shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday (May 30, 2008).

The car was located in the median of the four-lane highway where it merges to two lanes, and had been traveling west.On arrival firefighters found the car fully involved in flames.

Traffic was stopped heading westbound as the fire was extinguished. It was learned that the car had rolled over, landing on its wheels, and the three occupants were transported to hospital by ambulances with undetermined injuries.


House Fire #2007-17
11 November 2007

Major Damage from House Fire
The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a possible structure fire at 2333 Old Saint John Road in Lepreau on Sunday, November 11, 2007. The call was received at approximately 10:50 a.m. while the firefighters were attending a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Station # 1 in Musquash.

On arrival, firefighters found smoke and visible flames coming from the front corner of a 2 storey wooden home. All occupants had safely exited from the house. Firefighters donned Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and entered the house. Fire was located near the electrical entrance to the house.

The fire was extinguished after several attempts by the interior attack crews. Fire damage was extensive in the basement and the main floor of the house. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters were on scene for over 4 hours.

The Lepreau Division of Maritime EMS was on standby at the scene. Assistance was also requested from the Pennfield and Blacks Harbour Fire Departments which assisted in water shuttle and front line firefighting along with the use of Blacks Harbour’s new ladder truck.


#2007-16
30 August 2007

Firefighter Leads People To Safety
MACES BAY, N.B. – The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a report of people trapped on the Maces Bay ledges shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 30. Nine people had lost track of the time and had their regular pathway back to land blocked by the incoming tide.

A firefighter who lives nearby heard the group yelling for help. He called 911 to alert the fire department, and then set out on his All Terrain Vehicle to see if he could assist the people who had been out picking periwinkles. The firefighter was able to guide everyone back to dry land as other firefighters arrived on scene. There were no injuries, although some of the group had to wade through chest high water.

The Musquash Fire Department urges everyone to check tide times before setting out, and to keep an eye on the time and tide conditions. It is also suggested that someone in the group carry a cell phone to raise the alarm in case of trouble.


Accident Blocks Roadway#2007-15
16 July 2007

Accident Blocks Roadway
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 790 in Little Lepreau on Monday, July 16 at 12:27 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a cube van that was towing a compressor unit had overturned. The occupants of the vehicle were out of the truck, and provided firefighters with a copy of the MSDS Sheets for numerous hazardous materials the truck was carrying.

As a precaution, firefighters kept a safe distance and traffic was re-routed until the materials list could be reviewed. It was determined that the chemicals involved posed a danger only if burning. Firefighters gained entry into the cargo area of the truck by peeling the roof back with hand tools. Each container was examined as it was unloaded from the truck, and it was found that none of the products, used for industrial painting applications, had leaked.

Firefighters did deal with fuel, oil and anti-freeze that had leaked from the compressor unit and were clear of the scene at 5:10 p.m.


#2007-14
18 June 2007

Firefighters Deal With Diesel Fuel Leak
LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 1 at Lepreau on Monday, June 18, 2007. The 911 call was placed by a member of the fire department who happened upon the scene just after a transport truck struck a guardrail east of the Lepreau Exit while traveling towards Saint John. The accident occurred just before 7 a.m.

The truck remained upright, however the guardrail was demolished in the collision. The fuel tank on the truck was punctured during the accident. Once on scene, firefighters directed traffic around the area while containing the leaking diesel fuel.

There were no injuries in the accident.


#2007-13
1 June 2007

Minor Injuries In Accident
LEPREAU, N.B. - One person was taken to hospital by ambulance for a check up after the car he was driving left the road. The incident occurred on Highway 1 near the Lepreau Exit on Friday, June 1, 2007. The Musquash Fire Department responded to the 11:55 a.m. call with one pumper, one rescue unit and a utility unit.

Firefighters were released by the RCMP on arrival, as the patient had been able to get out of the car and was under the care of Paramedics.


#2007-12
30 May 2007

One Injured When Car Leaves Highway, Overturns
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department used hydraulic rescue tools to remove one person from an overturned pickup truck that left Highway 1 in Musquash on Wednesday morning (May 30, 2007). The call was received at 7:21 am. On arrival, firefighters found one person standing outside the overturned Toyota pickup truck. Another person was still inside the truck, which had landed in the ditch on its passenger side, and needed to be extricated by firefighters.

Both people, residents of the United States, were transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital by ambulance.

 


#2007-11
27 May 2007

House Destroyed By Fire
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire on Sunday morning (May 27, 2007) shortly after 2 am. On arrival at 11 Little Lepreau Rd in Little Lepreau, firefighters were faced with a fast moving fire that had taken hold in a two story wooden house with attached garage.

Firefighters advanced hose lines to the structure in an effort to knock down the flames, but were unable to enter the building due to the volume of fire in the 96-year-old house. Two occupants of the house had escaped prior to the arrival of the fire department, but two dogs perished in the fire.

The house was completely destroyed. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Musquash Fire Department responded with three pumpers, a rescue unit and two support units and were on scene for just over two hours. The Pennfield Fire Department provided mutual aid and responded with a tanker. Maritime EMS from Lepreau was on the scene as were the RCMP.


#2007-10
15 May 2007

Fire Safety Also Important At Your Camp, Cottage Or Trailer
MUSQUASH, N.B. - Although recent weather may have us thinking otherwise, the upcoming long weekend is the time that many New Brunswickers' look forward to - when they begin to ready their summer retreats.

The Musquash Fire Department urges residents to also practice fire safety at their camp, cottage or trailer. Please ensure your summer get away is equipped with a working smoke detector, as well as a fire extinguisher. Check the smoke detector to insure it is not clogged with spider webs, and install a fresh battery. A smoke detector that is more than ten years old should be replaced.

Fire extinguishers should be checked to insure they are still fully charged, and could also use some basic maintenance by taking the extinguisher, turning it upside down, and tapping it firmly along the side a few times. This will loosen the powder, allowing the extinguisher to deliver its full potential if needed.

When opening up your summer retreat, take the time to check wiring for rodent damage, as well as checking that propane connections are tight. You may also consider installing a carbon monoxide detector.


#2007-09
22 April 2007

Home Destroyed
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 184 Wetmore Creek Road in Musquash on Sunday (April 22, 2007). The call was dispatched at 1:55 p.m.

On arrival, firefighters found the front room of a single story wood frame house fully involved in fire. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames, and advanced into the house to extinguish the fire.

The house was heavily damaged with the living room gutted by fire, and the rest of the house receiving heavy smoke and heat damage. Two people living in the residence will be staying with relatives.

The fire appears to have started after the homeowner was burning off some dead grass beside the house. There were some minor injuries to firefighters fighting the fire but all were treated at the scene. The occupants of the house escaped unharmed.

Assistance was requested from the Saint John, Pennfield and Blacks Harbour Fire Departments which each sent a tanker to the scene. The Blacks Harbour Fire Department responded to another grass fire in Maces Bay while this incident was underway. The Musquash Fire Department urges residents to not burn away grass to remove it. This is the fourth time a building has been involved in fire due to a grass fire in our area this year.


#2007-08
20 April 2007

Shed Destroyed By Fire
CHANCE HARBOUR, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a shed on fire on Friday, April 20 at 2121 Route 790 in Chance Harbour. The call was dispatched at 3:16 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a shed about the size of a two-car garage fully involved in fire.

The fire was burning dry grass and spreading in all directions when firefighters arrived. Fourteen firefighters using three pumpers and a rescue unit kept the flames from spreading to the nearby house and another shed. The shed was full of fishing gear, which made extinguishing the flames difficult. Firefighters were on scene for two hours.

There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


#2007-06
8 April 2007

Covered Bridge Receives Minor Damage From Fire
LITTLE LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at the covered bridge in Little Lepreau on Sunday, April 8, 2007. The call was dispatched at 5:45 a.m.

A firefighter who lives nearby responded directly to the scene. He used a fire extinguisher he had brought from his home to knock down the fire, which had burned through the wall of the historic structure. On arrival, firefighters wet down the damaged area, and checked that the fire had not extended beyond the point of origin. The fire damaged an area approximately three feet by three feet. Firefighters were on scene for less than an hour.

The fire is currently under investigation by District 1 RCMP.


#2007-05
01 April 2007

Accidental Grass Fire Ignites Mobile Home
LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to three calls during the weekend, including a structure fire in a mobile home. The call was received Sunday (April 1, 2007) at 5:39 p.m. for 20 Mink Brook Road in Lepreau. On arrival, firefighters found fire burning on the outside wall at the back corner of a mobile home.

The fire was quickly knocked down, but had already spread by way of the soffit into the roof area of the structure. Firefighters had to open the roof from both inside and outside to access the hidden fire. The fire was confined to the outside back wall and the roof area, but the trailer suffered extensive water damage, and the occupants will not be able to stay in the building

A cigarette discarded in dry grass ignited this fire. Two occupants attempted to extinguish the fire while a third called 911. There were no injuries. The Pennfield and Blacks Harbour Fire Departments provided mutual aid assistance at this fire by shuttling water.

The department had also responded to another grass fire on Saturday evening, which threatened a shed. The homeowner had dumped his wood stove ashes at the edge of the field, and they quickly ignited the dry grass. This fire began burning his utility shed, but he was able to extinguish it before firefighters arrived. Firefighters extinguished the grass fire in the field as it approached another nearby home. There was minor damage to the shed.

The third call was for a fire alarm on Saturday afternoon, which was activated at the Fundy Shores School. Workers were in the building doing plumbing work, and activated a smoke detector while soldering a pipe.


#2007-04
25 March 2007

No Injuries As Car Burns After Hitting Deer
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a car fire on Highway 1 at the Musquash Exit on Sunday morning (March 25, 2007). The call was received shortly after 1 a.m. and on arrival firefighters found a 2002 Grand Am fully involved in flames.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. An investigation revealed that the driver was traveling east when she struck a deer that caused the car to catch fire. She was uninjured in the collision and subsequent fire.

Firefighters were on the scene for less than an hour to extinguish the blaze.


#2007-03
19 February 2007

Open Your Windows and Shovel Out Doorways
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department would like to urge residents to shovel out all doorways to their homes. Residents often use the same door to enter and exit a house on a daily basis, often neglecting to shovel out the alternate door after each snowfall. It is important to keep all doorways clear of snow and ice in case they need to be used to make an emergency exit, where seconds may count.

Along the same lines, we suggest residents take a moment to open the windows in their home, especially in the sleeping areas, to insure they are not frozen closed due to the recent temperature changes.


#2007-02
19 January 2007

Reduce Speed When Approaching Emergency Vehicles on the Highway
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department urges motorists to reduce their speed when approaching emergency vehicles parked on the side of the highway. This message comes after an out of control car left the road while firefighters and medics were tending to the occupant of another car that had left the road and slid into the median of Highway 1 on Friday morning, January 19, 2007. Fortunately, the second vehicle did not strike any of the rescuers on scene as it landed in the median beyond the first accident.

Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 6:30 a.m. to the accident. On arrival, firefighters found that a westbound car had slid into the center median of the highway. One person was in the vehicle, and was being tended to by rescuers when a second vehicle also went out of control. Injuries were minor in the first collision, and there were no injuries in the second incident. Roads were slippery at the time, but a salt truck had just salted the section of the roadway minutes before the second car left the road.


#2007-01
14 January 2007

Three Injured When Van Leaves Highway 1
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 1 near the Musquash Government Garage at 3:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 14. On arrival, firefighters found three occupants who had climbed out of a mini van that had left the road and rolled over while traveling eastbound towards Saint John. All three were suffering from various injuries, and firefighters provided medical aid while awaiting the arrival of the ambulance.

As a precaution, all three patients were fitted with cervical collars (neck braces) and placed on backboards and transported to hospital in Saint John for a check up. Firefighters immobilized one patient on a backboard in their rescue van while awaiting the arrival of a third ambulance from Saint John. The Lepreau Ambulance, and an ambulance from Blacks Harbour also responded.

The roads were slippery at the time of the accident due to a light snowfall. Firefighters remained on scene providing traffic control until the vehicle was removed from the woods and placed on a tow truck.


#2006-20
17 December 2006

Fire Department Reminds Shoppers to Add Batteries to their Shopping Lists
MUSQUASH, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind shoppers to add batteries to their holiday shopping lists. Ensure that each device you purchase for someone comes with the batteries needed, or include them with your gift. It is important to remember that batteries should never be removed from your smoke detectors to be used in toys or other electronic devices.

"We remind you to never remove the battery from your smoke detectors, even for a few minutes, as this may result in tragedy if the battery is not replaced," said Captain Andrew Sanojca, Public Information Officer.

Also, remember that smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire escape ladders and fire extinguishers make great gifts during the holidays, and spare smoke detector batteries would make excellent stocking stuffers.


#2006-19
09 December 2006

Department Responds to Vehicle Fire
LEPREAU, N.B. - The Musquash Fire Department responded to a report of a car on fire on Route 790 near Lepreau on Saturday, December 9, 2006. The call was received shortly before 8:30 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a small van heavily involved in fire. Traffic was blocked for about twenty minutes as firefighters extinguished the flames and cleared their hoses from the roadway.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries.

 

2013 Department News
  • September 21, 2013 - 32 Attended the Annual Golf Tounament. The Winning Team consisted of Stefan Hettrick, Philip Melanson, Susan Mersereau and Jason St. Peter.
  • September 14, 2013 - 20 Attended the Semi-Annual Horseshoe Tounament. The Winning Team consisted of Justin Dean and Mike Mersereau.
  • August 3rd, 2013 - 6 fire fighters Attended the Grand Manan Fire Truck Pull. Team Musquash came in second place. Team consisted of Justin Dean, Adam Mahar, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier, Rosanne Van Huissteden and Kirk Westfield
  • May 25, 2013 - 9 Attended the Annual Musquash Fire Department Fishing Tournament. The Winning fisherman conisted of Shane Dunn
  • May 4, 2013 - 32 Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team consisted of Jeff Pollock and Jamie Melanson
  • March 9, 2013 - 9 People from Musquash Attended the Annual St-Stephen curling Funspiel. Team 1 consited of Paul Poirier, Kirk Westfield, Justin Dean and Brad Anderson. Team 2 consited of Greg Dixon, Malcom Hewey, Adam Mahar and Shawn Cunningham.
2012 Department News
  • September 22, 2012 - 25 People Attended the Annual Golf Tournament Tournament. There was a Tie for the First Place. The First team consited of Dave Meneer, Chris Meneer, Gilles Arseneault and Dianne Gass. The Second team consisted of Wayne Pollock, Dan Rodgerson and Russell Palmer.
  • May 19, 2012 - 28 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Shane Dunn and Helen Comeau
  • March 30, 2012 8 People from Musquash Attended the Annual St-Stephen curling Funspiel. Team 1 consited of Paul Poirier, Philip Melanson, Troy Elliot and Brad Anderson. Team 2 consited of Greg Dixon, Wayne Pollock, Peter Barriault and Malcom Hewey.
  • Feb 17, 2012 Musquash Fire Department attended The Annual Provincial Curling Tournament in St-Andrews. The team consisted Gre Dixon and Paul Poirier (MFD) and Sean Morton & Darin(St-George Fire Department)
2011 Department News
  • May 28, 2011 - 24 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Ryan Curtis and Troy Elliot
  • March 12, 2011 - 8 People from Musquash Attended the Annual St-Stephen curling Funspiel. Team 1 consited of Paul Poirier, Philip Melanson, Peter Barriault and Dan Bowman. Team 2 consited of Greg Dixon, Wayne Pollock, Jack Lambert and Malcom Hewey.
  • Feb 17, 2011 Musquash Fire Department attended The Annual Provincial Curling Tournament in Fredericton. The team consisted Greg Dixon and Paul Poirier (MFD) and Jason & Jody St-Peter(St-Stephen Fire Department)
2010 Department News
  • October 3rd, 2010 - 30 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Judy Pollock and Neil Galbraith.
  • September 18, 2010 - 21 People Attended the Annual Musquash Fire Department Golf Tournament in St-Stephen.
  • May 1, 2010 - 45 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Jeff Pollock and Tony Doiron. M
  • Jan & 21, 2010 Musquash Fire Department attended The Annual Provincial Curling Tournament in Moncton. The team consisted Greg Dixon and Paul Poirier (MFD) and Jim and Carla Brown(Oak Bay Fire Department)
2008 Department News

  • October 4, 2008 - 27 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Wayne Pollock and Jensa Keirstead.
  • September 20, 2008 - 28 people attended the annual Musquash Fire Department Golf Tournament. There was a tie for first Place.  The teams conisted of Brian Stevenson, Helen Comeau, Kirk Westfield, Justin Dean and the  team conisted of Jon Westfield, Amanda Mackinnon, Mike Mersereau and   Gary Kelson.
  • September 15,  2008 - Firefighter Andrew Sonajca attended the Coast Guard Auxilary Competition in Caraquet.
  • August, 2008 Paul Poirier attended a Search and Rescue Exercise in Easport Maine involving the Canadian and American Coast Guard.
  • May 10, 2008 The Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Wayne Pollock and Leah Starke.
  • March 8 & 9, 2008 Musquash Fire Department attended The Annual Hampton Curling Bonspiel. Musquash took First place and the team consisted of Anna Brinson, Gary Brinson, Greg Dixon and Paul Poirier.
2007 Department News

  • October 21, 2007 - 30 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Jeff Pollock and Helen Comeau.
  • September 22, 2007 - 20 people attended the annual Musquash Fire Department Golf Tournament. The longest drive competition was won by Troy Elliott and "Closest to the Pin" was won by Paul Poirier.
  • September 15, 2007 - Firefighter Andrew Sonajca attended the Coast Guard Auxilary Competition in Madeleine Island. His team finish First on the first Aid Event.
  • May 31, 2007 - 3 new recruits completed a Firefighter 1 course.
  • March 25, 2007 - Musquash Fire Department had 2 teams attend The Annual St-Stephen Curling Bonspiel. Team 1 consisted of Ryan Durdan, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier and Kirk Westfield. Team 2 consisted of Grady Curtis, Sue Curtis, Greg Dixon and Vanessa Dixon. Team 2 took 6th place out of 16 teams and Greg Dixon took Best Shot. Team 1 took 15th place

2006 Department News

  • September 30, 2006 - 24 People Attended the Annual Musquash Fire Department Golf Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Ryan Curtis, Jeff Pollock and Troy Elliott.
  • October 7, 2006 - 22 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Wayne Pollock and Elaine Nisbet.
  • August, 2006 - 5 Musquash Firefighters has completed the Hazardous Materiel Operational Level course and have now received there Firefighter 2 certificates.
  • May 27, 2006 - 22 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Jean-Paul Robichaud and Amanda Mackinnon.
  • April 3, 2006 - 8 Musquash Firefighter has completed Auto Extrication course.
  • March 26, 2006 - 8 Musquash Firefighter has completed First Aid First Responder.
  • March 18, 2006 - Musquash Fire Department had 2 teams attend The Annual St-Stephen Curling Bonspiel. Team 1 consisted of Greg Dixon, Diane Gass, Gerald Gass and Linda Robichaud. Team 2 consisted of Helen Comeau, Vanessa Dixon, Ryan Durdan and Paul Poirier. Team 2 took 3 rd place out of 16 teams and also receive most Sportsmanlike.
  • March 15, 2006 - All of the Level 2 Student passed there Theory portion of the level 2 program. There were 6 from Musquash that was part of this group.

2005 Department News

  • October 22, 2005 - 16 People Attended the Semi- Annual Musquash Fire Department Horseshoe Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Brian Stevenson and Michelle Curtis.
  • September 24, 2005 - 30 People Attended the Annual Musquash Fire Department Golf Tournament. The Winning team Consisted of Helen Comeau, Philip Melanson, Brian Stevenson and Kirk Westfield.
  • September 17, 2005 - Musquash Fire Department had 8 people attend The Annual Miramichi Fire Service workshop. Also 4 member were offering a Boat Rescue Workshop.
  • August 30, 2005 - New Photos added to Photo Gallery, Personnel list updated and also information about Annual Fall Supper placed on the Upcoming Events Page.
  • July 31, 2005 - Seven Recruits completed their Firefighter Level I course.
Firefighter Musters

August 2012 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team 1 consisting of Ryan Curtis, Stefan Hettrick, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier and Rosanne Van Huissteden finished 3rd place overall. Brad Anderson,Shawn Cunningham, Justin Dean, Adam Mahar and Jonah Tremble finished first place overall. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster

August 2011 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team 1 consisting of Brad Anderson, Dan Bownman, Troy Elliot, Peter Barriault, Philip Melanson finish 2rd place overall. The Mutual Aid Team, consisting of Joe Butler, Paul Poirier and other Firefigthers finish 3rd place overall. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster

August 2010 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team 1 consisting of Brad Anderson, Dan Bownman, Troy Elliot, Steve Humphrey, Philip Melanson finish 3rd place overall. The Musquash team 2, consisting of Helen Comeau, Justin Dean, Paul Poirier, Rosanne Van Huissteden and Kirk Westfield finish 4th place overall. Also, there was a mutual aid team which consited of Joe Butler and Paul Justin Dean which finish 2nd place overall. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster

August 2009 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team, consisting of Joe Butler, Helen Comeau, Philip Melanson, Ryan Newman and Paul Poirier finish 3rd place overall. Also, there was a mutual aid team which consited of Matt Stark and Paul Poirier which finish 4th place overall Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster

August 2008 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team, consisting of Greg Dixon, Philip Melanson, Wayne Pollock, Paul Poirier and Eric Stevens finish 3rd place overall. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster
Grand Manan Muster

August 2007 - Muster in Grand Manan
The Musquash team, consisting of Mitchell Hitchcock, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier, Kirk Westfield and Jon Westfield finish 2nd place overall. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

August 2006 - Muster in Long Reach
Musquash had 2 teams consisting of Ryan Durdan, Clay Hicthcock, Mitchell Hicthcock and Paul Poirier. The other team consisted of Vanessa Dixon, Dave Janes, Dwayne Melanson and Kirk Westfield. Both Team each took a trophy for first place for a separate event. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

August 2006 - Muster in Grand Manan
Musquash had 3 team consisting of Ryan Curtis, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier, Kirk Westfield, Jon Westfield which Finish 1 place. The Second team consisted of Helen Comeau, Venessa Dixon, Clay Hitchcock Mitchell Hitchcock and Dwayne Melanson which finish 2th place. The 3rd team consisted of Gilles Arseneault, Greg Dixon, Mac Hewey, Wayne Pollock and Brian Stevenson which finish 6th. Also, Dave Janes spared for Black Harbour Team. Click on image below for a larger photo which opens a new browser window.

August 2005 - Muster in Long Reach
Musquash had 2 teams consisting of Mitchell Hicthcock, Dwayne Melanson, Kirk Westfield and Jon Westfield which finish 2 place. The other team consisted of Helen Comeau, Ryan Curtis, Philip Melanson and Paul Poirier

July 2005 - Muster in Grand Manan
Musquash had 2 team consisting of Ryan Curtis, Philip Melanson, Paul Poirier, Kirk Westfield, Jon Westfield which Finish 2 place. The other team consisted of Helen Comeau, Grady Curtis, Venessa Dixon, Mitchell Hitchcock and Dwayne Melanson which finish 4th place

Community Events 

July 1- Canada Celebration Come Join us in the canada Celebration at Station 1 in Musquash.

November 2 2013- Fall Supper Come Join us for a roast beef Fall supper at Station 1 in Musquash from 2 till 4. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 years old & under) Take out is available

November 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at Station 1 in Musquash


Musquash Fire Rescue Social Events

December - Appreciation Supper