On Oct 28 Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fired & Rescue hosted a fundraiser on the fire dept. grounds. Burgers, hot dogs, sodas and sweets were on offer as youngsters got to ride in one of the fire engines.
On Dec. 10, a press conference was held at the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Rescue (MHVFR) Brigade to introduce Sarone Kennedy as the newly elected fire chief. His appointment as fire chief took place on Dec. 6.
Employees of Royal Bank of Canada, Marsh Harbour Branch came out in support of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s (MHVFR) fundraiser on Saturday, August 16.
The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans, visited with Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) thanking them on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade, for “the fine work you continue to do here in Abaco”.
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) along with local Fire Authority Sgt. Paul Johnson carried out surprise fire drills at a number of schools and government buildings on September 12 and 19 in order to assess fire readiness and give suggestions with a view to saving lives in the event of a fire. The month of September has been designated as “Fire Safety & Awareness Month”; this is an annual event promoted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services.
Fire destroyed a residence on the corner of Poppy’s Way and Don McKay Blvd. late in the afternoon on September 4 leaving a family of immigrants homeless. Three fire alerts came in quick succession at about 6 pm by phone and VHF radio that was a house near the BTC office, a fire in the Mudd and a fire near the police station.
A recent spate of forest and bush fires on various areas of Abaco have caused damage to farm areas and blanketed communities in heavy smoke for several weeks.