News & Announcements

May 2019

The Annual Conference of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia was held in Truro on May 13 and 14; it was a fantastic turnout once again! This year’s theme was “Fire Fighting and Hot Topics” and the line-up of speakers this year was impressive.

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December 11, 2018

During a council meeting in New Germany, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL), together with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association, presented a unique commemorative plaque and long-service medal to Wilfred Feener for 52 years of dedicated service to the Dayspring and District Fire Department, including 21 years as chief for two separate terms. Presenting the plaque and medal to Feener (centre) were MODL councillor and former Conquerall Bank fire chief Martin Bell, mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, councillor and former Bridgewater fire chief Reid Whynot, and MODL fire services co-ordinator and former Hebbville fire chief Chris Kennedy.

New Victoria Fire Department recently received four new sets of turnouts.

The New Victoria Fire Department in Nova Scotia recently received four new sets of turnouts, compliments of Globe by MSA, through the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway. A highlight of their award can be found HERE, and a press release by CLICKING HERE.

The Globe Gear Giveaway is a partnership between Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions, and the National Volunteer Fire Council. Since 2012, the following six departments in Canada have received Globe gear through this invaluable program:

  • 2012 - Moose Creek Fire Department, Ontario
  • 2014 - Osler Fire Department, Saskatchewan
  • 2015 - L’Orignal Fire Department, Ontario
  • 2016 - Norton Volunteer Fire Department, New Brunswick
  • 2017 - Louise Fire Department, Manitoba
  • 2018 - New Victoria Fire Department, Nova Scotia

Additional information can be found at HERE.

July 17, 2018

Trudeau announces $90-million contribution to twin deadly N.S. highway.

The Pictou County community has fought for years to get improvements for Highway 104, with local fire Chief Joe MacDonald leading the charge.

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February 11, 2016

Disposal of TMRs

The Province of Nova Scotia is currently looking at options for the disposal of a limited quantity of used Trunked Mobile Radios (TMRs) which may include transfer to the Nova Scotia Volunteer Fire Service.

January 14, 2016

Nova Scotia Integrated Mobile Radio System (VHF) Bulletin

From: Paul C. Maynard

Volunteer User Group Coordinator

Public Safety and Field Communications

Province of Nova Scotia TMR Updates and Information

Check out the “ Training Videos Fire Services” section on our webpage. There are several helpful videos on TMR 2 for the fire service. As well there are also links to our new quick Reference card Quick Reference Card – Detailed All Regions

As well watch a full TMR 2 Fire Service training session right at their own station at this link VFD full TMR Training session There are videos on how to manipulate portable and mobile TMR 2 radios as well as videos on the radio’s fleetmap.

Please note – that Paul Maynard is the new TMR Volunteer User Group Radio Coordinator, Paul can be reached at or by calling 902-223-3194

Any further questions please contact Scott Hawkes, Training Coordinator at


County Fire Departments Receive Seaside Funding

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

CLICK HERE for full list of winners!.