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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 (AGM) of LRFES is at the New Germany
Fire Department on Thursday, June 21, 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 starting in August 2018. Thank you in advance.

TBA – Thursday, 16 August 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 19:00
TBA – Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 19:00

Training

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

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



Latest News!

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: 30 April 2018

New Fire Truck Dedication

Chester Basin Fire Department

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:00 (noon)

Download the poster with all the information here:
New Fire Truck Dedication Poster


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: 23 February 2018

FSANS Conference 2018

"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:

Download the Info and Registration Form
Download the Agenda


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: 11 February 2018

Curl For Kids Sake

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Where: Bridgewater Curling Club
Sponsored By: Big Brothers Big Sisters South Shore

Please download the following poster with all the information:

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: 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: 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: 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:

novascotia.ca/burnsafe/


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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