Jan 13, 2021

NO WINNER - #1508 Albert Downs could have won $1017
Consolation prize ($20) Gerald Doucet #1117

Jan 6, 2021

NO WINNER - #1783 Bonnie Rooney could have won $832
Consolation prize ($20) Esther Tremblett #1650

Dec 30, 2020

NO WINNER - #1230 June Cooling could have won $666
Consolation prize ($20) Phyllis Gallie #1389

Dec 23, 2020

NO WINNER - #1386 Muriel McDavid could have won $499
Consolation prize ($20) Nancy Jones #1350

Dec 16, 2020

NO WINNER - #11595 Ivan McGaghey could have won $334
Consolation prize ($20) Mark Noble #1279

Dec 9, 2020

NO WINNER - #1075 Rose Aime Coulombe could have won $166
Consolation prize ($20) Bill Vick #1628

Dec 2, 2020

WE HAVE A WINNER - Congrats to Brianna Gallie #1687 who has won $942

Nov 25, 2020

NO WINNER - #1374 Randy MacNaughton could have won $779
Consolation prize ($20) Cathy McDavid #1111

Nov 18, 2020

NO WINNER - #1477 Suzanne Keays could have won $623
Consolation prize ($20) Pat McGrath #1915

Nov 11, 2020

NO WINNER - #1709 Ron Dugas could have won $465
Consolation prize ($20) Kevin McNaughton #1547

Nov 4, 2020

NO WINNER - #1600 Wendy Sullivan could have won $311
Consolation prize ($20) Crystal Wade #1896

Oct 28, 2020

NO WINNER - #1286 Brenda Flann could have won $154
Consolation prize ($20) Stewart MacLean#1336

Oct 21, 2020

WE HAVE A WINNER - Congrats to Judy Gallie #1571 who has won $657

Oct 14, 2020

NO WINNER - #1485 Jean Claude Larocque could have won $498
Consolation prize ($20) Joan Firth #1178

Oct 7, 2020

NO WINNER - #1167 Bryan Irvine could have won $334
Consolation prize ($20) Darlene Marshall #1446






Tide Head Fire Dept



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THFD mid 1980's

Tide Head Fire Dept….the early years.

 The move to create a fire dept was started by Alan Dickson, a meeting was held to see if there was any interest in forming a brigade, a sheet of paper was passed around and people were asked to sign and with the 38 names on this list, there was.  So it would be safe to say that the Tide Head Fire Brigade became a reality on May 22, 1980 with the first election of Chief and officers. Everyone that became a member gave five dollars to start off the brigade.  At this time the village had a 1957 Chev tanker, this was an ex forestry unit that the village had obtained years earlier.  This unit was in very bad shape with no brakes and missing parts.  With a little work it was placed into service and stored in the fire hall which was used as a community hall located just east of the present school.  The floor was blocked up to hold the weight of a  truck full of water.  It wasn't very long before another truck arrived, this one was a 1966 GMC 6 cylinder forestry tanker but it had a leaking tank...it was learned that the tank on the 57 was in better shape so a swap was in order.  With the 66 GMC having a tank that didn't leak it was sent off to a welding shop in Atholville for compartments to be welded to the sides of the tanks for equipment.  We purchased two Scott air packs with 2 spare air tanks, some nozzles and hose and we were in the fire fighting business...not much money floating around for fire protection back then.  A lot of work was done on the GMC by the members and required parts would sometimes just sort of show up.  We still didn't have a siren (imagine a fire truck without a siren) and if by magic one day we arrived at the fire hall to find an old chrome plated air siren sitting on the seat of the truck (no one asked where it came from but we had some ideas)...now we had a complete truck.   We got a donation of some used turn out gear from both the Campbellton Fire Dept and the Atholville paper mill.  We had to buy boots and helmits but there wasn't enough for everyone....boots were in compartments labeled by size...so you shared boots, coats, gloves and helmits and later on when everyone had their own turnout gear it was kept in the firefighters cars,  we needed an equipment van which would come later as we had more important things on our wish list.  The next thing was training....no one really knew anything about fighting a fire,.you just applied water to it somewhere.  Oh how we worked  at learning to be a firefighter....hours of training and the errors that went with it, like the training session that  we laid 500 feet of 1 1/2 inch hose backwards...that didn't work but we did learn how to load hose on a truck properly and all about reverse couplings.  But learn we did and studied for months and wrote our level one firefighter exams and became a very well trained and dedicated group.  In 1982 a new fire hall was built on Mountain Street which also  held the village offices. . Also we  acquired a real honest to goodness fire truck. It came from MetalFab in Centerville New Brunswick this was a 1981 Chev pumper 625 gpm pump with 800 gallon water tank...they had just started making fire trucks.  Our unit was  the first fire truck they had made that received ULC approval  this was Metalfab’s demo truck and spend about a year running around Atlantic Canada being shown to customers  and in parades.   This unit is still with us as our second pumper (No. 2) and out of town truck.  Our inventory of equipment was growing with more air packs (SCBA)  and tanks, new turn out gear, radio equipment, nozzles and lots of hose and we went from a phone system to pagers for fire calls.  About this time an equipment van  was in the plans and we found a unit that was used in the sale of auto parts.   This was converted by much hard work by the members and in those years we had a lot of expertise in our membership, there were radio techs, welders, painters, mechanics, electricians, bankers, forest rangers, carpenters, you name it and we had somebody that did it for a living.....The van needed body work. paint and had to be wired for lights, siren (oh yes, this unit got a real light bar with electronic siren)  Compartments were built inside to hold everyone’s gear and we had room for our power saws, first air kits, spare air tanks etc. (and by now everyone had their own turnout gear)   Training was right up there and when we got an alarm, we were gone.  But no one could beat Capt. Wayne Mann for being the first guy at the fire station, we always figured he slept with his boots on and standing by the door.  So with a new fire hall, new pumper, our old 66 tanker and our equipment van  things  were looking good.  A bingo was created as a fund raiser for the brigade and was a success, this money was used to help build an addition on the the fire hall, many pieces of new equipment  and years later help purchase a new equipment van.  The bingo is now gone but was replaced by a half and half draw.   In 1997 a new Ford pumper was purchased from MetalFab and old faitfull our 1966 GMC was retired, it went to the village maintenance dept and had it's tank removed and a flatbed added. Later on it was equipped with a large diesel generator for back up power for the village water system, the generator was moved into it’s own building and now is used for back up electricly for both the water system and municipal buildings and the old truck was sold.  In 1990 an new  Ford  equipment unit was purchased and the body was built by  Dymanic Fibers and the old van sold with the exception of one part  (remember the light bar with the real siren) well it was  transferred  to the new van.   So over the years from it’s humble birth to the up to date, well trained fire dept of today it has served the village and it’s residents well.