North Shore Fire Department

Fire Permits – are issued by the Province.

Go to the Department of Forestry or go this link to learn more.
General Contact Information Telephone: (902) 368-4700
Fire Index Website:

Note: The public can obtain burning permits at the department of forestry office on Upton road. If it is for a house or structure the permit has to be obtained from the Fire Marshals Office. The Community of North Shore follows the rules of the Department of Forestry and Fire Marshals Office.

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North Shore Rural Community Fire Company

The Fire Hall is located at 2030 Covehead Road. The building was renovated in 2004 to allow five trucks to be stored. The design includes a water tank in the ground, which allows multiple quick refills of water trucks even in the event of a power failure. A new meeting area with an exercise room for the firemen was also added. The Fire Department is equipped with two pumpers, two tankers and a Heavy Rescue truck that contains the gear needed by firefighters arriving on a call. The Department has a compliment of 25 active members. Residents are reminded to allow fire truck access lanes must be kept trimmed to 12-foot width and 15 foot clearance for height. A fire call involves access by a number of vehicles so a turn around area would also be desirable. The Fire Company provides fire protection to Pleasant Grove, Grand Tracadie, Union Road, York and the former Sherwood Fire District in addition to the North Shore Municipality. The Fire Company receives payments from each municipality from their tax revenues. The current rate is $.08/$100 of assessed value for non-commercial and commercial assessment. The Fire Department is called out under the 911 system. The Fire Department trains on Monday night and can be reached at (902) 672-2358.

Fire Department Presentation – the current rate paid to the North Shore Fire Department is 0.08 cents per $100 assessed property value and comes out of the 2019 tax rate paid to the Rural Municipality of North Shore ( 0.18 cents paid to the North Shore, 0.12 cents paid to Pleasant Grove and 0.17 cents paid to Grand Tracadie).

Audited Statements

2019 Financials
2018 Financials


2018 Bylaws
If you wish to contact NSFD Chief Jason Blackman his Cell number is (902) 626-9810.

The Fire Coverage area can be seen by clicking here.

The Fire Department operates with operational guidelines, which can be read here.
A Policy for false alarms and grass fires can be read here.
Fire Company Bylaws