911 is the emergency telephone number which connects you to Ambulance, Police or Fire in an emergency situation. Calling 911 helps you reach emergency services when you require immediate assistance. In the case of a fire DO NOT use your own phone in the house. Exit the house IMMEDIATELY and either call from a cell phone or a neighbours phone.
Get out, call us out and stay out!
Call 911 immediately at any sign of a perceived emergency so we can assist you. It is better to be turned back if we are not needed! Please give the following information to ensure a speedy response and remember to speak slowly and clearly when you explain what's happening.
Your municipal address (e.g. 555 Maces Bay Road, Maces Bay)
Your full name
Type of emergency
Your phone number
Do not hang up until the 911 operator tells you it's OK to do so. That way, you can be sure that the operator has all the information to get help to you fast!
Have someone at the side of the road to help arriving Firefighters identify your house. At night waving a flashlight is an excellent idea.
Burning Permits are required for most outside fires within our coverage area.
The Province of New Brunswick may ban open burning due to weather conditions. You can check this page or call 1.866.458.8080 for further information.
The Musquash Fire Department discourages the burning of grass and other material due to the risk of damage to nearby buildings and other property. If you feel you must still burn, please follow the guidelines (including the fire being supervised at all times, have a water source on hand, and have two pointed shovels on hand) and exercise extreme caution. If the fire starts to get away from you do not hesitate - CALL 911 Immediately!
Smoke, Carbon Monoxide & Fire Detectors
It can never be stressed enough to make sure your smoke detectors are in working condition. Detectors should be replaced about every ten years, and batteries, although they may appear to be okay should be replaced every year. Keep the old smoke detector battery for use in remotes or toys. Never remove the battery from your smoke detector for use in toys or other items! If you have a Propane/natural gas/Kerosene/oil etc... burning appliance in your home you should have a functioning carbon monoxide detector installed.
Please take a moment to check that your fire extinguishers are still charged. Take any extinguisher you are unsure of to a qualified service centre. Fire extinguishers should be placed near exits, so that if you are unable to control the fire you have a quick escape route. Call 911 immediately at any sign of trouble to allow us to be on our way to assist you. It is always easier to turn back if we are not needed!
Child Safety Window Stickers
Window stickers are available at no charge to members of the community to place on their child's bedroom windows. These reflective stickers will help us, as firefighters concentrate our initial rescue efforts on the bedrooms in case of fire. Visit either fire station or call 506.672.2702 or e-mail us for a sticker or for more information.
Dispose of Wood Stove Ashes Properly
Do Not place wood stove ashes in a compost bin or with regular household garbage. Ashes hold heat for a long time, and although they may appear cold, they may re-ignite or transfer heat to a combustible surface. Ashes should be placed in a covered metal container, and left to cool for several days outside. They may also be drenched in water or snow.
Clean Your Chimney
Remember to keep your chimney clean during burning season. Your chimney should be swept on a regular basis.
The best way to stop a fire, is to never let one start. Fire safety and prevention is all of our responsibility, we invite parents, children and educators to help make fire education an important part of your daily routine. Fires and burns continue to be a major cause of unintentional injury and death at home as well as the loss of property and personal belongings. Particularly at risk are the very young and elderly. We encourage you to view all the on-line resources available so you can reduce your chances of being affected by the dangers of fire.
For more information or to arrange for the Fire Prevention Officer to visit you, please contact cpt. Linda Robichaud or Lt. Craig Ward at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Prevention Education Brochures
The following Fire Prevention Education Brochures are made available from the Office of the Fire Marshal for the Province of New Brunswick. Each link will open an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file in a new browser window.
The Office of the Fire Marshal carries out the provisions of the Fire Prevention Act, delivers fire prevention and protection programs, and works with fire departments, municipalities and partner organizations to promote fire safety.
Every home must have a working smoke alarm on each level.
A grown-up should test all smoke alarms at least once a month.
Every family should practice a home fire drill at least twice a year.
Memorize your address and telephone number in case you need to call 911.
Matches, lighters and barbecue lighters are dangerous – do not ever play with them.
Only adults should use the stove and barbecue. However, kids can help the adults.
Space heaters need to be at least one meter away from anything that would burn.
Candles are for adult use only. Never leave them unattended.
If fire happens, get out and stay out!
Stop, drop and roll if your clothing should catch on fire.
Learn Not to Burn Program®
The Learn not to Burn Program takes into account what children need to know about fire and burn prevention and it teaches them in a positive, non-threatening way. For more than 20 years, Learn Not to Burn (LNTB) has been the theme and focus of NFPA's comprehensive public fire safety education initiatives. Based on NFPA's belief that fire safety information should be presented in a positive, non-threatening manner, LNTB teaches people of all ages how to make responsible choices regarding health and safety. Children in preschool through eighth grade learn 22 key fire safety behaviours available in English and French. Click here for more information on the Learn Not to Burn Program.