This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyze traffic. Phone: 311 Information for businesses such as licensing, development, land management and more. Firefighters help keep Nova Scotians safe every day, putting their own health and safety at risk. The winner advances to the 61st Annual Canadian Firefighters' Curling Championship in Charlottetown, PE March 27th to April 4th, 2020. The 2020 Nova Scotia Firefighters' Metalfab Curling Championship will be held in Lunenburg, NS January 31st to February 2nd, 2020. Dartmouth, N.S., B3B 0E8 Interim Approach for Processing Additional Career Firefighter Candidates, North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge 2019. Please read our Commenting Policy first. New Victoria Fire Department recently received four new sets of turnouts. That is why government is ensuring all volunteer firefighters have access to Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) injury insurance coverage. During a council meeting in New Germany, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL), together with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association, presented a unique commemorative plaque and long-service medal to Wilfred Feener for 52 years of dedicated service to the Dayspring and District Fire Department, including 21 years as chief for two separate terms. The municipality's emergency services are here to protect and inform citizens. The Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia is dedicated to provide leadership and representation to the fire service, government, private sector and citizens of Nova Scotia by developing, evaluating and communicating policy and programs through consultation, research and education in the matters of fire and public safety. Since 2012, the following six departments in Canada have received Globe gear through this invaluable program: 2012 - Moose Creek Fire Department, Ontario, 2014 - Osler Fire Department, Saskatchewan, 2015 - L’Orignal Fire Department, Ontario, 2016 - Norton Volunteer Fire Department, New Brunswick, 2018 - New Victoria Fire Department, Nova Scotia. The Annual Conference of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia was held in Truro on May 13 and 14; it was a fantastic turnout once again! 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Details, Entry Forms and more can be found on their website. Please see the Documents & Forms page to print off your membership form. Municipality of the District of Lunenburg launches firefighter recruitment retention strategy. The idea was to ask employees to donate new teddy bears that would be used to comfort a child on a scene., and donate they did, 137 teddy bears and plush toys were collected. The Department of Natural Resources announced the changes via their Burn Restrictions map. Last week, at the Greenfield and District Fire Department, Charlie and Richard Freeman announced their company was donating 13 sets of personal protective equipment (bunker gear) and other employee incentives to the 13 Greenfield firefighters who are employed at the Freeman mill. Email: highway. JUST IN: Burning now permitted in #NovaScotia, with restrictions. By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies. A province-wide burn ban for Nova Scotia has now been lifted, with restrictions. © 2020 Halifax Regional Municipality. Content last modified August 9 2017. As part of Emera’s Occupational Health and Safety week in May a creative idea was hatched and one that certainly benefited the volunteer fire departments throughout Nova Scotia. Email:, Emergency Management Organization & Safety:  If you live in Antigonish, Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Inverness or Pictou counties, you are not permitted to burn at all today. For assistance, the fire service has a number of options: Our provincial CISM team is available to assist after any line of duty critical incident by calling 1-800-559-3473 -, The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line 1-888-429-8167 is available for any of your mental health concerns. For most of mainland Nova Scotia, burning is only permitted between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. For Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough County, burning is permitted between 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. explains the expanded list of cancers covered under the new presumptive regulations. Fax: 902.490.5228, Report Impaired Fire Safety Systems: This ban will be in place until May 15. Information about the Halifax Regional Municipality such as, regional planning, employment, information for newcomers, and more. Reminder, most Doctor’s offices are still open! You can also still contact the office by fax or e-mail. The FSANS AGM was held on October 20, 2019 at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School in Waverly, Amendments Support Volunteer Firefighters. There is also a ban on open burning in the woods, or within 305 metres of the woods, in effect until 11:59 p.m. on June 1. 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We are not anticipating any issues with the changeover but want to ensure that a plan is in place should anything occur. “Volunteers in the fire service, whether they be firefighters, auxiliary members or other volunteers, are vitally important to the provision of emergency services in the municipality,” said MODL Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, in a news release. Tasked with the responsibility of providing fire protection to its residents, and facing a worrisome decline in the numbers of volunteer firefighters in most fire departments, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL), has rolled out a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy. 7 Mellor Avenue, Suite 10 Get around using Halifax Transit, walking, driving, or cycling. Burning now permitted in Nova Scotia, with restrictions. Burn Restrictions are updated at 2:00 pm daily. Effective Monday, August 31, 2020, at 8:30 am, the Office of the Fire Marshal will be changing our answering service provider to the provincial Operations Centre in Shubenacadie. For most of mainland Nova Scotia, burning is only permitted between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. For Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough County, burning is permitted between 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. There are some restrictions still in place that apply to burning activity, including chimineas, campfires and brush burning. It also provides an area for feedback on the list. A family affair: Freeman Lumber makes generous donation to Greenfield and District Fire Department.