From the Executive of FSANS
TMR2 Volunteer Fire Department
Training Schedule - Round 2
CLICK HERE for the TMR2 training schedule for Round 2 of the fire service. Please review and make note of the following:
Following training, TMR2 portables will be distributed to each department that same evening. VFDs are asked to bring all of their TMR1 Portables to the training session to be exchanged for new portables. When you receive the new portables you will be asked to sign a License Agreement. A blank copy of this license agreement is available HERE for you to review. We strongly encourage everyone to read this document prior to the training session so that you are prepared to sign the document that evening. The document will include a summary of the radios that are being distributed to your specific Fire Department.
TMR1 base and mobile radios will be collected and returned to the province by the Bell installers if they are not being upgraded. You should already have the schedule for when Bell will be visiting your Fire Department to do mobile/base radio installations and upgrades. If you have not yet confirmed the install date for your department, please do so by emailing BMR_ATLProject@bell.ca.
If you have any questions, please let contact:
Volunteer User Group Coordinator
NS - TMR2 Project
2014 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on November 02 , 2014 at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School (NSFS). There was a decent turnout of 61 members, as taken from the sign-in sheet, and 8 suppliers/manufacturers set up tables. The day kicked off with the meeting starting at 10:00am, followed by one minute silence in respect of those who have served and have passed, especially thought of during our one minute of silence was our past Director, Ian MacKinnon, who after a short battle with cancer, died in August. READ MORE and some PHOTOS here....
SERVICE BULLETIN 2014-05
From: Terry Canning
Provincial Interoperability Coordinator
To: All Nova Scotia Fire Services, Fire Dispatch Services, EMO
Municipal, GSAR and Red Cross/Salvation Army
RE: TMR2 Migration and ‘Commercial’ Radios
The TMR2 (T2) project has begun the migration of the volunteer community: EMO Municipal and Fire started on November 17 and will continue until late February. Detailed migration plans (installation appointments, training, portable delivery) are being sent out in preparation for these events, and to date there has been a very high level of participation and excellent cooperation by the volunteers. Read more....
2014 FSANS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AND SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Conference and Semi-Annual Meeting were held at the Holiday Inn in Truro during the weekend of April 12th – April 13th. We enjoyed a great turnout of over 100 firefighters who attended the conference and 81 who attended the Semi-Annual Meeting held on the Sunday. Seventeen suppliers set up display tables around the room and the venue, once again, was a perfect fit for both members and suppliers, everyone had enough room to spread out and the Holiday Inn did an excellent job keeping everyone well fed and refreshed. Read more.... See some photos here.
County Fire Departments Receive Seaside Funding
CLICK HERE for the full story.
Duracell® Donating One Million Batteries to First Responders as It Launches Quantum™ - World’s Most-Advanced Alkaline Battery
On September 7th at the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) annual general conference Duracell announced that to celebrate the launch of its new Quantum™ battery it is donating one million of them to first responders across North America. Quantum, the world’s most advanced alkaline battery based on Hi-Density Core™ and PowerCheck™ delivers the unbeatable long-lasting power which first responders need. FULL STORY...
Lunenburg County Volunteers Contribute to Book About Community Fire Departments
The fish plant in Riverport was in flames, and Bill Rhodenizer was worried about the safety of the people watching from their boats in the LaHave River.
It was Sept. 26, 1981. Rhodenizer was the Bridgewater department’s deputy fire chief. It was the first time the department used its new aerial ladder truck, a piece of equipment it had been hoping to buy for 18 years.
Rhodenizer was thrilled to have the ladder, but couldn’t help looking at the boats not so far away in the water.
“We kept trying to tell them to get the devil back out of the way because something could happen,” Rhodenizer recalled Saturday.
Quality Inn Offers Great Rate for FSANS Members!
Application form for the Federal Firefighter Medal
Both the Federal and Provincial completed application forms must be submitted to the NS Office of the Fire Marshal, the Federal application form will then be sent onto the Chancellery for the medals. The medals are sent back to the Office of the Fire Marshal for distribution. Allow at least 10 weeks for the federal medal, the provincial one may be issued slightly quicker than that. click here more information...
Fire Services Long Service Medal Form
For the Application form CLICK HERE
Want your Medals Mounted?
Contact W.G. Cullum
23 Lucasville Road
Lower Sackville, NS
He is a retired RCMP member and has all the ribbons for all the various medals that we get so can ‘court-mount’ medals (putting a number of them on one backing) and he can create the ‘undress’ bar of ribbons for informal wear. He works in his home, so you need to call first to ensure he’s around.
OAFC Labour Relations Seminar
please note - these radios as quoted are NOT compatible with the current TMR(1) format, that is; they are TMR2 only)
more information please email
NOTE: This is from the USA and therefore the reference to “State” and “DHS” and grants don’t apply, but the factual information is applicable to NS.
Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia
c/o – Beth Edwards, Executive Director
3590 Cameron Settlement Road
RR # 1 Aspen, NS B0H 1E0
Photos courtesy of Captain Brian Taylor of the Berwick Fire Dept. www.berwickfire.com
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