Michael Graves, from the United Way of Lunenburg County, is hoping that you will consider downloading and sharing the two information pieces out to members of your community.
One is related to a new 3 x daily, 7 days a week regional transit service to Halifax and beyond. Included in this regional service is an interregional service that helps to connect Bridgewater, Chester, Hubbards, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay with each other.
Plow it Forward is a public awareness piece designed to encourage abled bodied people to help their less able-bodied neighbours with their snow shoveling.
Other seasonal components to this awareness piece are rake it Forward, Mow it Forward and Stack it Forward.
Some ways to promote these positive social initiatives include:
Publishing in community or interoffice newsletters
Adding to your organization's website
Print and post to
Community bulleting boards
Office or staff bulleting boards
Distribute via your e-mail distribution list with a personalized note from your organization
This could include staff, Recreation Centres, Service Clubs, Legions and Fire Halls
Provide information directly to vulnerable people in your community who would benefit
It would be helpful if you could send a quick one line note back Michael indicating where the information was distributed.
Firefighters die in fires all over the World. Being from some place does not make anyone immune to an accident. This recent report from NIOSH and circulated by Billy Goldfeder gives a quick look at one incident ad gives a URL to many others. Some guys print this out and put it up on the hall bulletin board as a way of teaching others.
2018 Canadian Edition NFPA Fire Prevention Week Kits
The Canadian Public Safety Resource Centre (CPSRC), powered by CanOps, is excited to announce that the 2018 Canadian Edition NFPA Fire Prevention Week Kits are now available to for pre-sale. We want to thank you for your patience in this venture and are looking forward to working with you to help celebrate the 2018 Fire Prevention Week.
The CPSRC has put together both English and French kits that contain many different products to help educate your communities. There are also individual items that can be purchased for use in special events. There are several ways to purchase your promotional materials:
Attached order forms can be completed and faxed to 1-866-886-2849.
Orders can be taken over the phone at 1-866-300-5115.
100 Casque rouge de pompier pour enfant (bilingue)
50 Ouvre pot de cuisine (bilingue)
50 Tirelire Sparky® pour enfant (bilingue)
25 Pinceau à badigeonner (bilingue)
50 Échelle de croissance Sparky® (bilingue)
100 Crayon (bilingue)
1 2018 Bannière
100 2018 Aimant
20 2018 Affichev
100 2018 Autocollant
100 2018 Sac
100 2018 Fiche d'espionnage
100 2018 Brochure
There are a limited number of 2018 Canadian Edition NFPA Fire Prevention Week kits available, so order soon. All kits and individually purchased promotional materials will be shipped to you prior to Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018.
Thank you for your business and we look forward to working with you. Please download the order forms below.
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:
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.