Hunter Safety Message from the Fire Chief

The Minden Hills Fire Chief would like to remind hunters that in addition to installing working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, hunters are encouraged to thoroughly check and clean all heating appliances, (i.e., woodstoves, propane heaters, kerosene heaters, naphtha stoves and lanterns) in their cabins, camps, trailers and recreational vehicles before using them. Chimneys also need to be inspected for any damage or obstructions prior to use and cleaned if deposits of creosote are present.