Emergency Responders Find Reward in Being There

MARCH 28, 2018 NORTHERN WILDS










During a practice fire, medical personnel also practice their skills. | RHONDA SILENCE

All along the North Shore there are people ready at any moment to drop everything to dash to the scene of a car crash or a fire. Who are these folks who answer the page to head out in all kinds of weather to search for a missing person? Who know how to work the powerful jaws-of-life and how to deliver a baby?
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

Any person interested in becoming a volunteer with Neebing Emergency Services must be a full time resident of The Municipality of Neebing. Please download, print and fill out the volunteer application form and bring it to the Fire Chief at the Municipal Administration Office, email or mail to:​

Dale Ashbee, Fire Chief
Neebing Emergency Services
4766 Highway 61
Neebing, ON P7L 0B5
firechief@neebing.org
(807) 474-5331

 NEEBING EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING SCHEDULES

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A COPY

JUNE 2018

2018 Burning Permits

Now available online by clicking here.  Hard copies can be obtained from the Municipal Office, A.J.'s Trading Post, and Green Acres Variety Store.

KIDDE CO/SMOKE ALARM TWO RECALLS

Anyone with KIDDE brand hardwired combination CO/smoke alarms should read the
attached recall notice to determine if their units are included in the recall.

As well, a recall on the KIDDE brand dual sensor smoke alarms has been issued. 
Click here and check if your unit is affected.

Battery powered CO/smoke alarm models distributed by Neebing Fire Rescue Association (NFRA) and Neebing Emergency Services (NES) are not included in this recall.

If you require the services of the Neebing Emergency Services Team for an emergency DIAL 9-1-1 and provide the operator with your civic address, your name,
​and the type of emergency.

If it is not an emergency, contact the Fire Chief.

FIRE HALL – STATION 1
Location: (#5 Hwy 608) Hwy 61 at Hwy 608
Pumper 105, Tanker 103, Rescue 155 


FIRE HALL – STATION 2
Location: Cloud Lake Road at Hwy 61
Pumper 141, Pumper 106, Rescue 152


FIRE HALL – STATION 3
Location: Cloud River Road at Hwy 61 
Helipad on site
Public Education Trailer


FIRE HALL – STATION 4
Location: East Oliver Lake Road at Griffis Road
Pumper 101, Wildfire Trailer


FIRE HALL – STATION 5

Location: Hwy 608 West of East Oliver Lake Road
Pumper 151, Tanker 107


FIRE HALL – STATION 6
Location: Hwy 597 at Pearson Ball Diamond
Helipad on site
Pumper 102

NES Contact:

Photo Credit and Special Thanks to Chris Garbo

CO Safety Tips to Protect Your Family

  • It is law in Ontario to install CSA-approved CO alarms outside sleeping areas.
  • CO alarms are required by law to be replaced within the time frame indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions and/or on the label on the unit. Some new CO alarms offer sealed lithium batteries that last 10 years from activation.
  • For optimal protection, install additional CO alarms on every floor of the home.
  • Have a licenced technician inspect your fuel burning appliances annually, (eg. furnace, range, fireplace, water heater) to ensure they are in proper working order and vented correctly.
  • For families with older parents or relatives, it is wise to help them inspect their CO alarms.
  • CO alarms don’t last forever. They need to be replaced every 7-10 years, depending on the brand.
  • If your alarm goes off get everyone out of the house, stay out and call 911! Exposure to CO reduces your ability to think clearly, so never delay if your alarm goes off and you sense a problem.


Important Links

National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association provides Safety Activities for kids of all ages.
http://www.nfpa4kids.org

Sparky
Everyone Loves Sparky and he provides Fire Safety messages!
http://www.sparky.org

The FireSmart Manual
http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/AFFM/Publication/STEL02_163790.html

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) in partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays announced its “Swing into Summer Safety” campaign focusing on public safety awareness for school-aged children and their families.
http://www.safetyinfo.ca

Beverly Mercer, Deputy Fire Chief
Roger Van Ballegooie, Deputy Fire Chief

EMAIL deputychief@neebing.org

Dale Ashbee, Fire Chief

OFFICE 807 474 5331
FAX 807 474 5332
​EMAIL firechief@neebing.org

Ontario’s New CO Alarm Law – The Hawkins-Gignac Act Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as ‘The Silent Killer’ because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it. The only way to detect the presence of the deadly gas is to install a carbon monoxide alarm. On October 15, 2014, the Ontario Government formally enacted a new law - The Hawkins-Gignac Act - making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes at risk of CO. This revision to the Ontario Fire Code, supersedes any existing municipal by-laws.

Now, no matter the age of your home, if you have any oil, propane or gas-burning appliances, furnace or water heater, a wood or gas fireplace, or an attached garage or carport, you must have working carbon monoxide alarms installed near sleeping areas. Ontario’s new CO alarm law brings a consistent level of protection to all Ontarians.

Neebing Emergency Services, along with other Northwestern Ontario Fire Departments, donated used fire gear to Firefighters Without Borders Canada, who will send the gear to Peru.

​Big Thank you to Bison Transport for moving the gear from Neebing to Vancouver and to all the volunteers for their hard work

Neebing Emergency Services