Chester Basin

Chester Basin
Fire Department

Our department volunteers are our first line of emergency response and have a very broad responsibility for the overall safety of the community. Our members, who respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year long are always on call for you and the community.

We proudly recognize the members of the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department, truly extraordinary people serving the needs of our community and its neighbors.

 

These are the dedicated volunteers of the Chester Basin Fire Department:

( One * asterick indicates active life members and two ** astericks indicates active charter members )

NameRankPhoneCell
Doug Rines * Chief Upon Request 902-275-2170
Dave Snair  Deputy Chief Upon Request Upon Request
John Hatt * Captain of Engine Upon Request Upon Request
Chris Tarbox Captain of Rescue Upon Request Upon Request
Blake Rafuse Captain H&L (MFR) Upon Request Upon Request
Craig Rafuse ** Lt. Rescue, Training Officer Upon Request  Upon Request 
Kyle Swinimer Lieutenant, Engine Upon Request Upon Request
Matt Sawler Lieutenant, H & L Upon Request Upon request 
Glen Jesso Safety Officer Upon Request Upon Request
Dan Hudson * Firefighter, Treasurer Upon Request Upon Request
Mallory Hatt Firefighter,Secretary Upon Request Upon Request 
Wendy Rafuse * Firefighter (MFR) Upon Request Upon Request
Leslie Sawler Firefighter Upon Request  Upon Request
Dillion Bremner Firefighter Upon request Upon Request
Gordon DeLong ** Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Terry DeLong * Firefighter  Upon Request Upon Request
Michael Bezanson Firefighter Upon request  Upon Request
Jamie DeMille * Firefighter  Upon Request Upon Request
Jim Eisnor ** Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Bill Falkenham ** Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Roger Hirtle Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Paul Demont Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Darlene DeMille Firefighter  Upon Request Upon Request
Daniel Bremner Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Ryan Hudson Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
John Paul Bezanson Firefighter  Upon request Upon request
Evan Swinimer Firefighter  Upon Request  Upon request
Robert Caughill Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Warren Monroe Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Alma Elliott Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Alex Rhodenizer Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Gary Rendell * Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Curtis Zyderveld Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Kyle Chafe Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request
Robert Williams Firefighter Upon Request Upon Request

 

 

The following are our past Fire Chiefs of the Chester Basin Fire Department:

NameRankServing the Department
Dean Fitch Chief 1982 - April 1990
Craig Rafuse Chief May 1990 - Jan. 1995
John Craig Chief Feb. 1995 - January 2001
Bill Falkenham Chief Jan. 2002 - Oct. 2008
Gordon Delong Chief Jan. 2009 - Jan. 2010
Cody Stevens Chief Jan. 2010 - Jan 2012
Doug Rines Chief Jan. 2012 - to Present

 

 

The Honorary Members of the Chester Basin Fire Department:

Name

countwayJean Countway

lenzPaul Lenz

webberSylvia Webber

bud_eisnorClayton (Buddy) Eisnor

webberNelson Eisnor

DSC02508Mary Eldridge 

DSC02507Cliff MacKinnon

DSC02506Bill Morrow

 

Former Honorary Members of the Chester Basin Fire Department:

Name
Eric Countway
Elmer Brownell
Vaughn Russell
John Corkum
Joe Saunders