The Chester Fire Department is made up of up to 50 volunteer fire fighters who respond to an average of 150 calls per year. Presently there are 43. The Fire Hall is located on Central Street in the Village and houses 2 Pumper/Tankers, 1 Supply Pumper, 1 Tanker Pumper, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Quick Response Rescue Unit and 1 (25’) Boston Whaler Revenge/Rescue Boat .
Fire Chief : David Richardson
Deputy Chief : Everett Hiltz
Many of the volunteers of CVF reside in the surrounding communities that are included in the protection area. Chester Fire Department provides quality fire and rescue services for the municipality.
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The new fire truck #541. PHOTO BY:Jim Barkhouse
Commission Chair Tony Howlett and life member of CVFD,Dana Mader gaze proudly upon the new apparatus.
Stopping by on his way to another engagement,Commissioner Bill Zinck Sr. looks as spiffy as the new truck.
The firefighters give their newest acquisition the once-over before officially taking possession for the Village of Chester.
Gauges and controls.
The Chief and his men listen as the manufacturer’s rep reviews some of the features of the new truck.
Big wheels keep on rolling the 1500 gallons of water,the firefighters and their gear that this truck hauls.
This young chap is living every boys dream.
Some of the firefighters discuss the interior features of the new #541.
Many hands make light work as new fire hose is loaded on the new rig.—————Jan.12,Chester Fire Hall/Central St.It was a big day for The Village Of Chester and The Chester Volunteer Fire Department as they took delivery of their new truck.#541 is a Spartan with body by Metalfab.It is powered by a Cummins diesel engine with a Detroit Allison automatic transmission.It is a pumper/tanker with a 10 person maximum capacity to transport firefighters.Water capacity is 1500 gallons with a 1500 gal/min pump.There is a 40 gal foam system on board.It is equipped to have a computer on board.It has the latest safety features and more Scott air packs than their other trucks do.It also carries 3000 feet of 5 inch supply hose.It is a great addition to the Department’s equipment inventory.
Summary: Reporting to the Clerk/Treasurer, the Commission Coordinator reviews the current business processes of the Fire Department, conducts research on best practices and makes recommendations for changes. The incumbent in this position is not a uniformed member of the Fire Department. This is a one year term position that may be renewed.
• Certificate from a recognized institution in Local Governance Administration
• Knowledge of local government governance models and legislation
• Level 2 Firefighter Certificate, 5 years firefighter experience with pump operation experience
• Basic knowledge of the NFPA standards and related codes
• Experience developing public sector policies, SOPs and guidelines
• Experience conducting research
• Class 3 drivers’ licence with air brakes endorsement
• 2 years’ experience in an administrative position
• Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Intermediate level of proficiency on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Please send your resume and cover letter in one document to [email protected] no later than midnight Nov 16, 2014. If you have not heard from us by the end of November we thank you for your interest. We will only be advising those who have participated in the selection process of the outcome of this competition.
The Village of Chester is seeking volunteers to serve on the Joint Fire Advisory Committee. Applicants must have a community interest in the Chester Fire Service. Terms of appointment are for 3 years. To find out more about the responsibilities of the committee and to fill out an application, please contact the Clerk, 27 Pleasant St., Chester, NS. 902-275-4482.. Committee appointments will be made by the Village of Chester Commission.
If you are able to serve on this Committee, please complete the attached application.
There will be a meeting with members of the Executive of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the budget that was submitted. This meeting is open to the public.