Fire Departments

Fire departments in the region have seen varying rates of calls for medical assistance since social distancing restrictions were lifted, but the rate of calls varies from department to department.

“When COVID started, they scaled us back from a lot of that stuff to keep us safe,” said Allan Gavin, chief of the Tignish Fire Department. “We’re not back to where we were a number of years ago, where we were going to 200 or 300 calls. They don’t send the fire department, if they don’t feel it’s absolutely necessary.”

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