Media Inquiries

The Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department understands the importance of the main stream media and their role. We try to accommodate the needs of media where possible while respecting the privacy of our citizens and the sensitive nature of any active investigations being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police OR The Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshal.

We ask that you take into account that we are a 100% volunteer station which means it is not staffed 24/7.

If you are calling during or after an incident, Please do do not attempt to contact the fire station directly.


Media Contact Process

Method 1

Contact the Fire Chief by calling 902-665-4505 and selecting Option 1. This will transfer your call to the Fire Chief's Mobile Device. Please note the depending on the incident your call may not be answered

Should you not receive an answer by phone, please leave a message with the Following

  • Your Name
  • Your News Agency
  • A Call Back Number
  • Your deadline to air (if applicable)

Someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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Method 2

Email chiefs@bridgetownfire.ca with the following information


  • Your Name
  • Your News Agency
  • A Call Back Number
  • Your deadline to air (if applicable)

Someone will contact you as soon as possible.

ORGANIZATION Bio

The Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department is located in the beautiful community of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Set in the Annapolis Valley, Bridgetown is framed by the North Mountain and South Mountain ranges. These mountain ranges are part of the Appalachians and were created by volcanic activity. This led to today's nutrient rich soil ideal for farming and agriculture, one of the main industries in the area today.

The BVFD protects 640 square kilometres of the Annapolis Valley, which includes approximately 4500 people in over 1600 homes, businesses, churches and schools. We respond to an average of 100 emergency calls a year. These calls can include structural fires, wild land fires and motor vehicle collisions. We provide mutual aid to neighbouring departments when requested and respond to medical emergencies when requested by Emergency Health Services.