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Municipality of the District of Chester
Fire & Emergency Response

As part of Project Breathe, on January 10, 2019 Byranna Zwicker of Invisible Fence Brand kindly donated pet oxygen mask kits to each of our Fire Departments in the Municipality of Chester. To date it is reported that the program has saved over 200 pets from fire and smoke inhalation. All of our Fire Departments within the Municiaplity now carry the kits on their apparatus.

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Photo ( left to right)

Bruce Blackwood, MODC Fire Services Coordinator
Doug Rines, Fire Chief, Chester Basin volunteer Fire Department
Mike Schnare, Fire Chief, Blandford Fire Rescue
Everett Hiltz, Fire Chief, Chester Volunteer Fire Department
Bryanna Zwicker, Invisible Fence Brand, Project Breathe

Center; Winston, who did a great job demonstrating the use of the oxygen mask!!!



The Commissioners for the Fire Protection for Blandford (District 1) hosted an appreciation dinner at the Blandford Community Center on May 5, 2018 to express their gratitude to the volunteer firefighters and medical first responders of Blandford Fire Rescue for their hard work and dedication to the safety of their community. Our volunteer first responders are on call for you all year long, every day and night, responding to emergencies with no remuneration and little recognition. In attendance at the appreciation dinner, representing the 7 Fire Departments in the Municipality of Chester were (left to right): Ryan Zinck (Deputy Chief, New Ross Volunteer Fire Department), Harvey Dominey ( Captain, Hubbards and District Volunteer Fire Department), Scott Rafuse ( Deputy Chief, Martins River Volunteer Fire Department), Mike Schnare ( Chief, Blandford Fire Rescue), Everett Hiltz ( Chief, Chester Volunteer Fire Department), Brendan Mosher, (Safety Officer, Western Shore and District Volunteer Fire Department) and Doug Rines (Chief, Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department).

Marshal Hector 45 year service

Bruce Blackwood, MODC Fire Services Coordinator, presented Councilor Marshal Hector (District 1) with a certificate and Municipal Long Service Medal in recognition and sincere appreciation of 45 years of service as a firefighter with Blandford Fire Rescue. Currently an active firefighter, Marshal has served as Fire Chief of Blandford Fire Rescue for 3 separate terms.