Bay de Verde Fire Department Receives Big Donation!
Christmas comes early to the Bay de Verde Fire Department.
Wayne Quinlan of Quinlan Brothers Limited in Bay de Verde, delivered a very generous gift of $5,000 to Bay de Verde Fire Department Fire Chief Ambrose Broaders this week. This was a commitment made by Quinlan Brothers Limited when the new truck arrived, to help stock the equipment on the truck.
Some items needed are hose, nozzles and connections, along with various other odds and ends. The fire department is doing well and with donations like this, makes it all the better.
Quinlan Brothers Limited is one of Newfoundland's biggest seafood processors. The company processes crab, shrimp, cod, capelin, etc. It is one of the fastest growing seafood producers in the province in spite of all the downsizing, this company has grown.
At this time we would like to thank anyone who has helped us over the year in any way. And, wish the residents of Bay de Verde, Red Head Cove and Grates Cove a Merry Fire Free Christmas.
Long Service Awards Given
On March 8th the Bay de Verde Fire Department hosted a fundraising event. During this event, the Mayor of Bay de Verde had the honour of presenting Yancy Curl with his 20 year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal and his NL Fire Services Long Term Service Medal.
The Town would like to thank Mr. Curl for his long term dedication and continued service with the Bay de Verde Volunteer Fire Department.
The Town of Bay de Verde
Long Term Service Bars Presented
On March 8th the Bay de Verde Fire Department hosted a fundraising event. During this event, the Mayor of Bay de Verde had the honour of presenting Fire Chief, Ambrose Broaders with his 30 year Fire Services Exemplary Service First Bar and his NL Fire Services Long Term Service 2nd Service Bar.
The Town would like to thank Chief Broaders for his long term dedication, devotion and continued service with the Bay de Verde Volunteer Fire Department.
Gerard Broderick (K) Dean Potter Jim Broderick Kirk Rice Tommy Doyle Joey Power Damien North Joseph Kelly Cory Turner, Secretary Kristinn Skulason Jordan Power Julian Broderick Jamie Broderick Todd Broderick Randy Coish Joel Doyle
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary
President, Juanita Emberley Vice-President, Elizabeth North Secretary, Angela Broderick Treasurer, Marilyn Broderick Common Member, Marylynn North
Darlene Hatch Margaret Riggs Jackie Doyle Doreen Walsh Cavell Curl Judy Doyle Cathy Knapman Dionne Potter Tracy Coish Erica Emberley Christy Coish Ashley Noonan Amanda North
Bay de Verde Emergency: (709) 587-2011 Bay de Verde Ambulance: (709) 587-2200 Bay de Verde Van Mobile Phone: (709) 682-3780 Bay de Verde Town Office: (709) 587-2260
Newfoundland Power: 1-800-474-5711 Power Outages/Emergencies:1-866-667-5511
Old Perlican Fire Department - Emergencies: (709) 587-2229 Old Perlican Fire Department - Soc. Room: (709) 587-2144 Old Perlican Van Mobile Phone: (709) 682-1032 Old Perlican Fire Department Chief (Roger Burt): (709) 587-3016
Fire Patrols: (709) 722-0631 Fire Commissioner - St. John's: (709) 729-1608 Fire Commissioner - Deer Lake: (709) 635-4152
RCMP Harbour Grace: (709) 596-5014 Canadian Coast Guard: (709) 772-5151 Department of Transportation: (709) 584-3974
Fire Chief's Message
Welcome to our new website, where we will try to inform our residents of activities and keep you up to date on what is going on in our department.
Our fire department was started in 1976 and like most departments in Newfoundland we started small, with just the bare tools to fight a fire. We started to fundraise, and in time added equipment to help do the job better. With the generous help of our residents and neighboring communities we have today a very good list of equipment that can do almost any job.
As a department, we are ready to provide protection in different areas such as Fire, Medical Assistance, and Vehicle Extraction (Jaws of Life). We cover an area for fire that includes Bay de Verde, Red Head Cove and Grates Cove and offer mutual aid to neighboring towns, such as Old Perlican and the North Shore. We offer our vehicle extraction tools to our area and split the North Shore with Harbour Grace and the Trinity Shore with Hearts Delight.
We recently acquired a new 2013, 1050 GPM, 1000 gallon pumper truck, with the help of the Provincial and Municipal Government. Both have helped us a lot over the years. We also have a 2001, Ford 4 x 4, 2 ton auxiliary truck, which is a second Fire Truck. It has pumps, hoses and all the gear except water. Our third truck is a 1998 Ford Cube Van. It is used for Medical Assistance and it carries the Jaws of Life, a very important package.
We have 24 volunteers equipped with personal pagers to assist the public in emergency situations.
I would like to end this message by saying thank you to all the Firemen, Auxiliary Members, Councilors and Families of the Firemen for all the continued support I have received as Fire Chief for the past 17 years. Without all your help, my job would be a lot harder.
The Bay de Verde Heritage House was built in 1896 by Mr. John Blundon and family of Bay de Verde. The structure of the house is a good example of Merchant Class Victorian housing. The house was donated by Mrs. Dorothy Blundon and family to the Town of Bay de Verde on September 16, 1996 (exactly 100 years after it was constructed). It is now preserved and used as a Heritage House.
Explore our history • Walk the boardwalks & hiking trail to Lazy Rock • Have a chat with our interpreters • We offer free WI-FI