The men and women of Petite Riviere Volunteer Fire Department are local residents, who are trained
and committed to the safety of our community. Our members are on call and ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our Firefighting team is a vital service for our community and mutual aid to other communities. Our members are also
trained in Medical First Response and Ice and Water Rescue. Other duties may require our members to be
called, when the Fire Hall is required as an EMO Comfort Station during environmental disasters or to support
the safety of our Elementary School. The Fire Hall is also used as a community center where our
members serve the public at Fireman's Breakfasts, Canada Day Celebrations, Suppers and Dances.
maintain our current status as a Fire Department, the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada requires primary fire service
vehicles to be less than 20 years old to meet liability standards. There is also a
need within our Fire Department to consolidate our older vehicles; to improve our efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and ensure
the safety of our membership.
meet these requirements, it was agreed to retire two of our vehicles (Unit 4 1994 Utility Support Vehicle and Unit 5 1987 Pumper/Tanker)
and fund raise to buy a new Pumper/Tanker.
The estimated cost for the new fire truck is $335,000. The
new Pumper/Tanker will actively serve our community. As one of the primary firefighting vehicles in the department,
its role will be to pump water to the attack vehicle at the fire scene or as a water shuttle tanker. It will have a 60
percent larger water capacity (2000 gallons), a larger electronic water pump, powered portable tank
and ladder racks and more storage for support equipment, including spare air bottles and breathing apparatus.
Fundraising will be in the form of dances, dinners, raffles and your donations. We need your
help to support our Fire Department. Please make a contribution today! All donations will receive