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HISTORY

In 1945, shortly after the end of World War Two, the Riverport & District Fire department was formed under the sponshorship of the Riverport Board of Trade. Mr. John Lohnes was elected the first Fire Chief. At that time, we purchased a 1500 cwt. truck piece of equipment and trailer pumper from the Canadian War Assets Corp. This piece of equipment was kept at various locations in the area. In 1950, under Fire Chief Leo Creaser, the department was expanded. A second-hand three ton truck was purchased on which a 500 water tank was installed, along with a front-end pump. In the winter of 1950-1951, the present fire hall was constructed. 

Learn more about our history consult our archives

OUR MISSION

Our mission goes beyond fire. From prevention to community outreach, we offer a wide range of services to the Riverport district community.

PREVENTION

The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public on the precautions which should be taken to prevent potentially harmful fires and how to survive these fires if they do occur. 

INTERVENTION

With nearly a hundred interventions a year, fires, medical emergencies and floodings are among the most frequent actions we take when a member of our community calls 911.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Beyond fire prevention, we host community events throughout the year with the support of the RDFD Auxiliary, such as Canada Day, Fire prevention week, our "Stuff the Truck" food drive and our famous breakfasts !

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TERRITORY

From Kingsburg to Middle Lahave, Rose Bay, Feltzen South and Bayport, our department covers a vast territory.

We invite you to consult the high-definition map available on the Municipality of Lunenburg website.

MUTUAL AID

In emergency services, mutual aid is an agreement among emergency responders to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries. This may occur due to an emergency response that exceeds local resources, such as a disaster or a multiple-alarm fire.

 

Mutual aid may be requested only when such an emergency occurs.

When required, Riverport and District Fire Department lends a helping hand to neighboring fire departments such as Lunenburg, Lahave and Dayspring as well as communities beyond when called upon, such as Shelburne.

MEET OUR TEAM 

Riverport and District Fire Department is made up of over 30 dedicated volunteer firefighters. Our department is fortunate to be able to count on the support of firefighters with many decades of experience, as well as on the commitment of several firefighters who have joined the department more recently. 

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OUR FLEET OF VEHICLES

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MINI PUMPER 1

2022 Ford F550 - 4 wheel drive - built by Maximetal
Seats 4 with 2 in-seat SCBA
Midship pump Hale
FRC InControl electric governor
1050 imperial gallons / minute
230 imperial gallons water onboard

Fire

Medical

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RESCUE 2

2009 Ford E350 - 1988 Ambulance Body

Refurbished by L.R.B.
Seats 6 with 2 SCBA on board

 

Medical

Traffic control

Other emergencies

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TANKER 3

2023 Freightliner - Built by Fort Garry Fire Trucks

Seats 3 

Midship pump Waterous

FRC InControl electric governor

1250 imperial gallons/minute

2700 imperial gallons water onboard

3500 imperial gallon portable tank

Fire

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ENGINE 4

2010 Spartan Furion - Built by Rosenbauer

Seats 6 with 5 in-seat SCBA

Midship pump Waterous

FRC InControl electric governor

1250 imperial gallons/minute

700 imperial gallons water onboard

Fire

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