APRIL 11 AND 12, 2015

TRURO HOLIDAY INN, 437 Prince St.  Truro, NS

The 2015 Annual Conference and Semi-Annual Meeting is being held on April 11 and 12 at the Holiday Inn in Truro.

Draft Agenda - Registration Form

2015 CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Awars

The Canadian Volunteer Fre Service Association "CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award"©, in partnership with Duracell Canada Inc. and their partners, annually honours an individual whose achievements in the fire service and commputy exemplifies outstanding performance. To be considered for the award, nominees must have been a volunteer firefighter or volunterr-on-call firefighter for at least twenty (2) years.

Nominations are due by May 22, 2015

For more information CLICK HERE

First Responders Walk for PTSD

Starting in both Cape Breton and Yarmouth and ending in Halifax with a fundraising bbq with live music and guest speakers.

The walk will happen over the week of June 14 -20 2015 and willl be a relay style walk with at least one paramedic, police officer and firefighter walking at all times. There will not be any walking at night (for safety reasons).

All proceeds will be going to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.

Any questions please contact:

Nicole Monaghan
Community Public Relations Officer
I.U.O.E 727 Nova Scotia Paramedics Union

Email: nicole.monaghan@nspu.ca
Phone: (902) 521-5325

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Safety Services NS 33rd Annual Workplace Safety Conference is March 22-24, 2015 at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax. The theme is: Cutting Edge Safety: New Challenges, New People, New Approaches. There will be 40 sessions to choose from, plus a tradeshow with 60 exhibits. Many session topics are relevant to firefighters. Topics include: mobile equipment safety, fall protection rescue plans, contractor management, and environmental safety. 500+ delegates are expected from industries and organizations around Nova Scotia and beyond. http://conference.safetyservicesns.com.

County Fire Departments Receive Seaside Funding

2015 Department Winners of the Seaside Communications Cash Draw!  Congratulations to all the winners!Seaside

CLICK HERE for full list of winners!.

TMR2 Volunteer Fire Department
Training Schedule - Round 3

CLICK HERE for the TMR2 training schedule for Round 3 of the fire service. Please review and make note of the following:

  • Please review and make note of the date and location of the training session for your VFD.
  • Email TMR2@novascotia.ca to confirm your attendance.
  • Your TMR2 Portables will be available for pick up at the specific training session so you MUST attend the location specified in the attached schedule.
  • Training sessions for Fire Departments will be held from 7pm – 9pm
  • The time slot for Dispatch Training sessions will be determined by the trainer and the dispatch manager.
  • TMR2 Training sessions are open to all members of the fire service.
  • Please bring ALL of your TMR1 portables to the training session. You MUST return your TMR1 portables in order to receive your new TMR2 portables.

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:

Nicole Daley
Volunteer User Group Coordinator
NS - TMR2 Project
(902) 225-7401

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....


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

Project Update:
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....


Holiday Inn

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!


$109 at Quality Inn Halifax Airport - $99 at Quality Inn & Suites Halifax
Please ensure you make your reservation directly with
the hotel to ensure you receive the FSANS rate.

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

Military Medalist
23 Lucasville Road
Lower Sackville, NS
B4E 3E8

(902) 864-5048

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.