Town of Harbour Breton Fire Department
The Harbour Breton Fire Department is comprised of thirty members under the command of Fire Chief Anthony Casey. The firemen receive training from the Office of the Fire Commissioner and also from inhouse training programs. All members are outfitted with the SECURITEX brand of firefighter's gear which provides excellent protection and comfort. As well, all members and vehicles are equipped with Motorola pagers and radios operating on the same frequency which greatly reduces response time and provides for increased safety at the scene.
Harbour Breton Volunteer Fire Department Front Row (L to R): Raymond Hynes, Everett Allan (Council Liaison), Chief Anthony Casey, Gerald Pittman, Eric Hunt Sr. Second Row (L to R): Fred Skinner, Carl Farrell, Brian Pierce, Nish Hynes, Gerald Parrott, Murray Drake, Anthony Augot Third Row (L to R): Alex Snook. Jim Whittle, Eric Hunt Jr., Palmer Strowbridge, Steve Drake, Lorne Bond Missing: Sean Vallis, Allan Hunt, George Drake, Roy Drake, William Skinner, Wallace Jackman, James Pierce, Jason Lambert, Tom Hickey Jr., Lloyd Skinner, Trent Dominie, Willie Pierce, Junior Bungay
Fire Chief Anthony Casey
The department has a 1997 Ford pumper truck which is powered by a 210 Cummins diesel engine. The pumper is capable of pumping water at the rate of 840 gal/min. It carries two ladders - one roof and one extension, one Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) unit, a 38HP Wajax portable pump capable of pumping at 500 gal/min, a rotary saw for gaining access and ventilation, a portable 4000 watt generator and four 500 watt Halogen floodlights for scene illumination, two foam nozzles (high and medium expansion) and five containers of Ansul foam.
In addition, the department has a 1988 Chev cube van used for transporting eighteen sets of firefighting gear, a Holmatro heavy hydraulic extrication unit, cliff rescue equipment, airbags capable of lifting 64,000 lbs, four SCBA units and emergency First Aid supplies.
The local number for fire or other emergency assistance is: 709.885.9999.