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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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Recognize how you are feeling

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"NEW" - Volunteer firefighter and ground search and rescue assistance program

The province of Nova Scotia has announced the new Volunteer Firefighter and Ground Search and Rescue Assistance Program is now available. This program is available exclusively to volunteer firefighters and ground search and rescue personnel in Nova Scotia. The Office of Addictions and Mental Health is working with Telus Health to offer a range of health and wellness supports and services, including counselling therapy from registered clinicians -- online, by phone or in person -- for individuals, couples, or families. These services are available 24/7 and at no cost to you.


You’ll find more information about the program - including the phone number, website and login information by clicked HERE or heading to the Health & Wellness section.


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.