August 29, 2018 ~ The Harry’s Harbour/Jackson’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department is Green Bay’s newest fire department, having been formed just last year.
And it has already seen more than its share of action.
Last weekend — on Sunday, August 26th — they responded to a vehicle fire in Silverdale, a fire which had spread to nearby brush.
The King’s Point Volunteer Fire Department was also called in to help bring the fire under control.
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The Harry’s Harbour/Jackson’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department also responded to a brush fire in Silverdale earlier this year, on May 20th.
The Harry’s Harbour/Jackson’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department serves five small communities. Harry’s Harbour is a Local Service District, as is Jackson’s Cove-Langdon’s Cove-Silverdale. The combined population of the area, including Nicky’s Nose Cove, comes in at about 200 people.
The volunteer fire department fought its first fire last year, before they even had protective boots to put on their feet. It was October 2017 and the volunteers brought a wild fire within Harry’s Harbour limits under control with not much more than a mobile water pumper that they took to the scene in the back of a pickup.
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The group has since come a long way in acquiring equipment and training.
There has been a fierce effort in that area to raise funds needed to equip the new department. Efforts have included bingo nights, games nights, raffles, collecting recyclables, and a even a big ‘Come Home Year’ this summer.