FIRE SERVICE ASSOCIATION
OF NOVA SCOTIA
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.
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Recent news and Announcements
After 12 months, any information posted here such as new protocols, links to services will be transitioned into a permeant 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"
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, May 01, 2022
Finally, after 2 long years of waiting to hold an AGM due to the pandemic, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday, May 01, 2022 at the Inn on Prince Hotel and Conference Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia. There was a good turnout of 49 members, taken from the sign-in sheet, and 7 suppliers and manufacturers turned out to support the event.
Heart Attacks, More Cancers Added to Firefighters’ Insurance Coverage
Province Supports Volunteer Fire Departments
Public Safety Personnel Online Therapy Program Launches
If you need help, seek help.
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 - https://www.nsfirecism.ca/
The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line 1-888-429-8167 is available for any of your mental health concerns. - https://novascotia.ca/mental-health-and-wellbeing/
Check with your fire department insurance provider for any programs or support they can offer.
If your department has a Fire Chaplain or similar position this might be a great first step.
Reminder, most Doctor’s offices are still open!
Remember 211 is a great tool to find services and programs including mental health assistance https://ns.211.ca/
Wellness Canada Mental Health Portal: https://ca.portal.gs/?lang=en-ca
Recognize how you are feeling
Take care of yourself
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