Bristol FD Pancake Breakfast

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BRISTOL FIRE DEPARTMENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST

The Bristol Fire Department (BFD) held its first pancake breakfast fundraiser in the new addition to the fire hall in Norway Bay, May 18.

“Community support was outstanding. We didn’t know what to expect, but our financial goal of $1,500 for the new Jaws of Life was surpassed. Additionally, donations topped $1,000. The 50/50 winner won $235, but donated part of the winnings back to our cause,” said Bristol firefighter Ken Bernard.

The BFD recently purchased a “cutter” and “spreader”, equipment required when a collision has made doors impossible to open. Eight Bristol firefighters did 30 hours of vehicle extraction training in April, bringing the number of certified members up to 10, with Chief Kevin Kluke and Chris Brazeau already certified.

The department will continue to fundraise to cover the $38,000 purchase, but well over half the cost has already been raised through donations from residents and local businesses.

The fire department will be demonstrating their extrication capabilities on June 29 at the Bristol Market in the waterfront park in Norway Bay with a vehicle supplied by Johnson Auto Wreckers of Danford Lake. – Deborah Powell

Photo – L/R: Chief Kevin Kluke, Dominic Woermke, Tracey Moore, Jean Larochelle, Alex Mahon, Jean-Claude  Beaucher and Matt Lottes were just part of the Bristol Fire Department team making and serving breakfast, May 18. (DP)