Nackawic fire chief says all department gear is damaged
Man accused of causing fire to appear in court Thursday afternoon
The Nackawic Fire Department is operational again, thanks to donations from other area fire departments and a new temporary fire hall location.
“Everything had damage,” says Hopkins.
“A lot of our gear doesn’t look destroyed, but we’ve had people in who’ve looked at it and inspected it and it’s been compromised.”
Three trucks were damaged, after a civilian vehicle crashed into the town hall and fire department and ignited a fire.
The fire hall is now temporarily located in a former Department of Natural Resources building.
“We've got some hoses donated, and bunker gear, by Kingsclear First Nation. We've had some vehicles loaned to us by Fredericton Fire Department, Millville Fire Department, Harvey Fire Department,” says Hopkins.
“Oromocto Fire Department gave us a rescue unit to use in the interim, until we get our equipment replaced.”
"We have donated one of our tankers on loan to them. We have five of them here, two spares, so we took one of our spares and loaned it to them until they get back on their feet," says McKinley.
"The citizens of Nackawic will see a truck roll up with Fredericton Fire Department on the side of it for the next little while."
Hopkins says he and his crew have felt the support of the community and colleagues in firefighting.
“We’ve even had calls from as far away as Toronto and Halifax offering support. If we need gear, that they have gear there and they are more than willing to get it to us. So it’s been amazing support in the fire community.”
Bradley is scheduled to appear at a bail hearing in Woodstock on Thursday afternoon.