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Municipality of the District of Chester
Fire & Emergency Response

“ We save lives.”

WELCOME and thank you for taking some time to learn more about volunteering for our Fire and Emergency Services. Our department volunteers are our first line of emergency response and have a broad responsibility for the overall safety of the community. Our members, who answer all calls for help, are extraordinary people, just like you!  

Volunteering for the Fire and Emergency Services can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for men and women. If you have a sincere desire to help others in their greatest moments of need, volunteering some of your time is a great idea. There is a great sense of pride, accomplishment and community spirit knowing that you are a part of a volunteer team dedicated to excellence and community service.

Our Departments are family oriented organizations providing opportunities for new and long lasting friendships within our communities.  

BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM! There are many ways you can use your knowledge and skills to help our fire and emergency departments as a volunteer. Consider some of these areas that you can assist.


  • Firefighter
  • Medical First Responder
  • Emergency or Support Vehicle Drivers and Operators
  • Radio and Telephone Communications

Support and Administration

  • On Scene Rehabilitation & Support to our firefighters 
  • Vehicle, Building & Equipment Maintenance
  • Auxiliary, Donations, Fundraising, Community Events Coordination 
  • Public Education and Fire Prevention
  • Accounting and Administrative Support 
  • Public Relations, Photography, Graphic Arts and Publishing
  • Information Technology

If you want to help your fellow citizens in their time of need, please contact the Municipal Fire Services Co-ordinator by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telepone at 902-277-2577 or your local departments at the numbers indicated following. We will be most pleased to assist you with volunteering for the Fire and Emergency Services.


District 1

       Blandford and Area Fire Rescue

      Chief Mike Schnare


District 2

       Hubbards Fire Department

      Chief Clary Coolen


District 3 & 7

       Chester Fire Department

      Chief Everett Hiltz


District 4

       Chester Basin Fire Department

      Chief Doug Rines


District 5

       Western Shore Fire Department

      Chief Jared Swinemar


District 5

       Martins River Fire Department

      Chief Scott Rafuse


District 6

       New Ross Fire Department

      Chief Lyle Russell