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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 Lunenburg
Fire Department on Thursday, January 17, 2019 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 starting in February 2019. Thank you in advance.

TBA – Thursday, 21 February 2019 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 19:00 – AGM

Training

For the training schedule please visit our firefighter training page, last updated October 30, 2018.

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



Latest News!

Posted: 27 November 2018

For All Firefighters

Fire Apparatus Struck in Virginia

Dr. Will Brooks shared the following with us. A reminder for those departments who service the highway to be very careful.

Take a look at this:
Link to this Article

Will Brooks also asked that we subscribe to The Secret List at FirefighterCloseCalls.com. Here is the link to the latest articles, and while you are on that page please click on "Sign up for the Secret List" link on the right hand side:
Link to All Articles


Posted: 06 November 2018

For All Firefighters

Chemical in Firefighter Turnout Gear Eyed As Potential Cancer Agent

Dr. Will Brooks shared the following with us. Folks have a right to see this and not have it buried.

Unbelievable, take a look at this:
Link to Article


Posted: 05 November 2018

United Way of Lunenburg County

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 able 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 bulletin boards
Office or staff bulletin 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.

Downloads:

Bus Service Between South Shore and Halifax
2018 Plow it Forward

If you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to ask.

Michael Graves, Coordinator
office@lunenburgcounty.unitedway.ca
902-530-3072 (Voice mail)
902-521-4704 (Cell)


Posted: 20 September 2018

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 11, 2018 session of Council.

2018-2019 County Fire Tax Rates


Posted: 21 August 2018

For All Firefighters

NIOSH Report

Dr. Will Brooks shared the following with us.

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.

Download the NIOSH Report for your fire hall:

Download the NIOSH Report


Posted: 22 May 2018

2018-19 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.

TFunding for this program is pending 2018-19 budget approval.

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

Download the Criteria


Posted: 15 May 2018

User Safety Notice

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:

Download the User Safety Notice


Posted: 13 March 2018

Recall Notification

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.

Please visit their website for all the details and to register for the webinar:
http://info.lexipol.com/webinar-firefighter-lodds


Posted: 26 February 2018

Fire Loss Assistance Program

A Partnership Between Giant Tiger and CVFSA

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:

Download the Info and Program Application Form


Posted: 11 February 2018

MSA G1 SCBA Exhalation Valve Stem User Advisory

Please download the following information:

Download the Recall Letter
Download the User Notice


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


"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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