A fire near Liverpool in 2011 was typical of the response to a major incident, and an excellent write up describes how mutual aid worked:
Among the fire districts in Nova Scotia is the Municipal District of Chester, which comprises seven volunteer departments described on their excellent web site:
One of the department is located in Western Shore, and two of their apparatus were outside on Saturday while the hall was in use for a public event run.
1. This 1995 Chev with Lantz body is Rescue 721 and carries 6 SCBA, and extrication gear and is a first responder to MVAs and Medical calls.
2. Pumper Tanker 721 is a 2007 Navistar International 7600 with Fort Garry body. It has a 2500 gallon tank, 1250 igpm pump, 1400 ft of 5 inch and 1000 ft of 3 inch hose and foam.