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Welcome to the Lunenburg Regional Fire & Emergency Services Web Site

We are the 28 fire departments in the Municipality of Lunenburg, and the towns of Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

The next monthly meeting of LRFES is at the Bridgewater Fire
Department on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 19:00.

Meeting Schedule:

At our next meeting you are encouraged to offer your department as a meeting location for one of the following To Be Announced (TBA) meeting locations through May 2018. Thank you in advance.

TBA – Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 19:00


For the training schedule please visit our firefighter training page, last updated October 21, 2017.

Please click here to view the Lunenburg Regional Fire and Emergency Services training video.

Latest News!

Posted: 04 December 2017

Hybrid Level 1 Information Meeting In Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Fire Department is holding an information meeting for all interested departments wanting Level 1 Training starting in 2018.

The information session starts at 19:30 on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Bridgewater Fire Hall.

If you have any questions please contact Andy Wentzell (

Posted: 21 October 2017

Mutual Aid Benefit Concert

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Bridgewater Fire Department Band, in cooperation with the 14 Wing Brass and Reed Band, presents their annual Mutual Aid Concert in benefit of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Please download all the information here:

Download the Invitation
Download the Poster

Posted: 03 October 2017

MODL Fire Tax Rates

Please click on the following link to access the Fire Tax Rates as approved by the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg at the September 12, 2017 session of Council.

2017-2018 County Fire Tax Rates

Posted: 20 September 2017

Hurricane Preparedness

Watching Hurricane devastation in the US, Caribbean and elsewhere, it's a bit hard to strike the balance between encouraging people to be prepared for the high probability of Cat 1 or 2 hurricane impacts locally without fear of the types of devastation experienced with Category 5 events that have a very low probability in our area, but here's an attempt!

The following link takes you to our REMO website and specifically the section where we have outlined the types of preparedness activities recommended for our area in a Shelter-In-Place situation which would be the appropriate response in the types of hurricane events we are likely to experience.

From that site, you can download the attached brochure which can be printed off and distributed as well. Feel free to take sections of the information for insertions in staff announcements, newsletters etc. Most of the municipal units also still have hard copies of the brochure available for distribution. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Heather MacKenzie-Carey
REMC Lunenburg Co.

Posted: 27 August 2017

Service for Honorary Chief William Rhodenizer

When: Sunday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00
Where: St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Members wishing to march, please meet at the Bridgewater Fire Hall at 10:00. More information will be forthcoming.

Posted: 27 August 2017

Call Volumes by Types for 2016/2017

Chris Kennedy accumulated the information representing the call types by number and percentage for all departments excluding the Town of Bridgewater and no information was received from the Town of Mahone Bay. District 1 & 2 has the calls included that Lunenburg Fire Department responded to in that area.

Please download the call types here:

Call Volumes by Type

Posted: 03 August 2017

8th Annual LRFES Emergency Providers Golf Tournament

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 for a 13:30 Shotgun Start
Where: Osprey Ridge Golf Club
Registration Deadline: 8 September 2017

Welcome Participating Organizations

  • LREFS – member fire departments
  • Bridgewater Police Services
  • Emergency Health Services
  • Lunenburg County RCMP
  • Lunenburg County Ground Search & Rescue

Register as a team or as an individual. Registration fees includes green fees, cart, prizes and chef prepared prime rib buffet dinner.

Please spread the word and by downloading the registration from and event flyer containing registration information and cost:

Download the Flyer and Information Sheet
Download the Registration Form

Posted: 26 July 2017

For Surplus Sale

  • 10 Motorola HT-1250 portable radios c/w lapel mic & battery.
  • 5 Spare Batteries
  • 3 Single Chargers
  • 1 – 6 – Bank Charger

All for price of $500.00 + tax

Also BA mounting brackets, helmet mounting brackets best offer prices.

Town of Lunenburg
Fire Station Superintendent
Donald W. Parks
Email –
Phone: 903-634-8343
Cell: 902-521-6734

Posted: 20 July 2017

LDFD Beer Garden

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 21:00 to 01:00
Where: Lunenburg Community Centre
Cover Charge: $6.00
Music By: DJ Steve Tanner Services

BBQ put on by the local Neptune Sea Cadets.

Come out for a good evening of dancing and music and help support the Sea Cadets and LDFD!

Posted: 20 July 2017

Western Shore Garden Party

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 09:00 to 23:00
Where: Western Shore Fire Department, 6412 Highway #3, Western Shore, NS

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Western Shore & District Fire Department. The department decided to add a fire apparatus show and shine to their normal Garden Party festivities. This is an invitation to participate, and help celebrate their 60th year.

Fire departments must register for the Show and Shine event by filling in the registration form below containing all the information required. The Show and Shine poster and Garden Party poster can also be downloaded below. If you would like to participate in the parade, or punt race and require more information, please contact Deputy Chief, Jared Swinemar at 902-277-1114.

Download the Garden Party Poster
Download the Show and Shine Poster
Download the Show and Shine Registration Form

Posted: 03 July 2017

2017 Fire Fighters Challenge

We are excited to continue with our challenge event this year and hope that it will bring the same level of competition mixed with a few laughs and excitement as it has in previous years. It provides an excellent opportunity to showcase some equipment, display our talents and possibly meet and attract some potential candidates for our departments. Not to mention there is one team that one would say, "needs a tuning".

We had a great turnout of teams last year and hope to see a few new to add to the event. Date is July 25, 2017, immediately following the parade.

Please download the documents below for further information and call Mike Nauss or myself, David Crouse, if you plan to attend or have any questions.

Please respond by 18 July 2017 if possible.

Mike Nauss – – 902-298-9895
Dave Crouse – – 902-221-2684/902-766-4932

Download the 2017 Fire Fighters Challenge Course Layout
Download the 2017 Fire Fighters Challenge Entry Form

Posted: 22 May 2017

Public Safety and Field Communications Service Bulletin

Please see the service bulletin below from Public Safety and Field Communications with respect to mobile TMRs going into maintenance mode or displaying an error code.

This document provides some troubleshooting information from Bell should any of our departments experience this problem with their radios:

Download the Service Bulletin

Posted: 22 May 2017

2017-18 Emergency Services Provider Fund (ESPF) Criteria

The Emergency Services Provider Fund is a program intended to assist first responder organizations in Nova Scotia with the purchase of equipment used directly in response to a fire or emergency situation.

The program will provide up to 75 per cent of the total capital cost to a maximum of $20,000.

The fund has been out since April 21, 2017 and is closing on June 9, 2017 for the 2017/2018 year.

Please visit the document with all the fund's criteria:

Download the Criteria

Posted: 22 May 2017

MODL Policy (MDL-70) – Certificate of Recognition to Businesses and Community Groups

Two upcoming events where MFRs are being requested to attend in case of a medical emergency.

Certificate of recognition to the business for allowing firefighters to leave work, and recognition to businesses and community groups who support the efforts of the local volunteer firefighters in providing fire and emergency services in Lunenburg County.

Please download the guidelines:

Download the Guidelines

Posted: 21 April 2017

MFR Volunteers Needed

Two upcoming events where MFRs are being requested to attend in case of a medical emergency.

Relay for Life on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 18:00 to 01:00 the next morning at the South Shore Exhibition grounds:

Download the request letter for all the information

From the Legion. The Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command are requesting three MFRs at different locations and times from Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017:

Download the request letter for all the information

Posted: 27 March 2017

2017 Rate Payer Meetings

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has put together a list of rate payer meetings in 2017 for the fire departments who are members of Lunenburg Regional Fire and Emergency Services. Please download the following and make sure you attend your local fire department's meeting. These meeting are for you!

2017 Rate Payer Meetings

Posted: 20 March 2017

Nova Scotia Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect

Burn safe! Please respect when domestic brush burning is allowed, allowed with restrictions, or not allowed at all. The map is updated daily and is easy to read.

Nova Scotia has a new web page for the safe burning map in your county. Please update your records with the following:

TMR2 – Other Agency Callsigns

Please review the following Service Bulletin from the Public Safety and Field Communications Team (TMR2):

Other Agency Callsigns Download in Adobe Acrobat

HazMat Absorbent Materials

As requested by the membership of LRFS, the download below is a list of hazmat absorbent products available to ALL Lunenburg County Fire Departments for pick up at the Bridgewater Fire Department, or with mutual aid delivery to your scene.

List of Hazmat Absorbent Products

Also, here's an inventory absorbent tracking sheet that is required to be filled out each time the products are used so the Province can bill the insured.

Inventory Absorbent Tracking Sheet

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Andy Wentzell.

Andrew Wentzell, CFI CBO
Fire Inspector/ Building Official
Town of Bridgewater
Cell 902.527.6837
Office 902.530.3618
Fax 902.543.0421

TMR2 User Downloads

TMR2 User Guide Download in Adobe Acrobat

TMR2 Quick Reference Card – South Download in Adobe Acrobat
TMR2 Quick Reference Card – North Download in Adobe Acrobat
TMR2 Quick Reference Card – East Download in Adobe Acrobat
TMR2 Quick Reference Card – West Download in Adobe Acrobat

"Fire Fighters of Lunenburg County" – The Book

The book launch of "Fire Fighters of Lunenburg County" was a great success with a full house in attendance.

Support Your Local Fire Department and Purchase The Book

Each and every fire department in Lunenburg county have copies of the book for sale. Proceeds go directly to the fire department where the book is purchased.

Please visit the list of contacts page and contact your local fire department to make arrangements for you to purchase this fantastic history of fire fighting in your community.

ONLY $20.00 per copy.

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