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After 12 months, any information posted here such as new protocols, links to services will be transitioned into a permanent place on this website. For example, Uniform Protocol can now be found under : "Documents & Forms > Standards". OR a link to the First Responder Mental Health has now been moved to our "Links" section under "Resources"

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If you need help, seek help.

For assistance, the fire service has a number of options:

Recognize how you are feeling

Take care of yourself

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Maintain perspective

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We value Nova Scotia’s volunteer firefighters and recognize the important role they play in our communities.  We understand the operational challenges of getting members road tested, especially when taking a truck out of service to travel to an Access NS location.  With this in mind, I wanted to share that Departments or their members can reach out to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Department of Public Works) directly to coordinate road tests when they are required.  As much as possible, they will work with you to organize accommodations as needed, including group testing, and potentially weekend examinations.  For specific requests for accommodations for members of volunteer fire departments, please reach out to Cara Carruthers at for assistance.