for Scott Safety AirPak X3 SCBA with SEMS II Control Console
In accordance with Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) procedures and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) requirements, SEI is required to inform the pertinent regulatory body in Canada when we have been made aware that a product we have certified is known to be hazardous.
Based on the above, one of SEI's Participants (Scott Safety) recently issued a User Safety Notice with regard to their AirPak X3 SCBA with SEMS II Control Console. Therefore, in accordance with SEI's procedures and SCC requirements, this email is intended to serve as a notification to the CCFM&FC of the issuance of this User Safety Notice (see link below).
Please download the user safety notice from Scott for all the details:
HeartStart MRx Defibrillator by Philips Electronics: Class I Recall
Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes May Cause Device Failure. Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge Tube (GDT). The GDT has micro cracks which allows internal gasses to escape and causes the tubes to not function as expected. This also permits an electrical current surge to cross the device's designated resistors, which will damage the resistors and prevent the device from working while in automated external defibrillator (AED) mode.
Posted: 07 March 2018
Webinar: Structural Firefighters Line of Duty Deaths
The Facts, The Lessons, The Future
Perhaps no event is more high-risk, low-frequency than when operations start to go wrong at a structure fire. And each time we lose a firefighter at a structure fire, we have an opportunity-and an obligation-to study what went wrong.
In this webinar, Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder will moderate a discussion with three fire chiefs leading departments that experienced structure fire LODDs at structure fires. These leaders will share the specifics of the incident, details from the post-incident analysis, and the changes they're making to help prevent a similar incident from recurring.
You will learn:
Lessons from three structural fire incidents where firefighters were killed.
Leadership and organizational changes to address the root causes of firefighter LODDs (Line Of Duty Deaths).
3 common factors contributing to structural firefighter LODDs and how to combat them.
The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association and Canadian retailer Giant Tiger have teamed up to offer assistance to those who have suffered a fire loss (required to vacate property more than 72 hours or loss of residence).
Please download all the information and program application form:
"Emergency Response and Dealing with the Unexpected"
The Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia is holding its Annual Conference on Saturday, May 5 and May 6, 2018 at the Truro Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St. Truro, NS. Registration deadline is April 27, 2018.
Please download the following information and registration package, and agenda:
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.
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:
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.