District News

Ann Longley

It is with great sadness that we advise you that Ann Longley, Executive Director of FSANS, passed away on October 24, 2009 as a result of a heart attack. Ann has been with the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia since 1994, first as Secretary and most recently as Executive Director. She also served as the Municipal Clerk with the Municipality of the County of Kings.

Visitation at White's Family Funeral Home in Kentville - Tuesday October 27th, 7-9pm
Funeral at St James Anglican Church in Kentville - Wednesday October 28th, 10:00 am
Firefighters have been invited to meet prior to the service on Wednesday at the Kentville Fire Station.
There will be a reception at the Kentville Fire Station following the church service on Wednesday.


Press Fire At Loiusianna Pacific


On the evening of October 24, 2009, Chester Volunteer Fire Department answered a fire alarm at the Louisanna Pacific  East River Plant for a press fire. The fire started in a large press and quickly moved to the building structure. LP's fire crew requested the Chester Fire Department to assist in suppressing this fire. Chief Chafe had to consider calling in the Windsor Fire Department's aerial apparatus under our Mutual Aid agreements.

Chester's Fire Chief, Duke Chafe, considered this to be a serious fire. CVFD responded with 23 firefighters in 5 trucks and were on scene for approximately 4 hours.
There was a lot of internal damage to the roof/ceiling structure. Plant Manager Phil Ellwood anticipates that the line will be down for approximately a week at least. Very fortunately there were no injuries to mill workers or firefighters.


New Ross FD Gets New Rescue Unit

Congratulations to the New Ross Volunteer Fire Department on taking

delivery of their new Rescue Unit 4 on July 17, 2009.


fotoflexerun4b_photoThe new unit is a 2009 Ford 550 Heavy Duty designed and built by Lantz Truck Bodies, Port Williams, and replaces the former 1978 Chevrolet.  

Rescue 4 is fully equipped for medical and general rescue emergencies. It also has a small water tank and portable pump on board. The Rescue Unit is a response unit on all fire and emergency calls. It responds to all requests for Mutual Aid assistance for other neighboring communities.


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Firefighter On Line Training

fotolia_7558008_sI am pleased to announce that we have recently received a Training Grant from The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association and Medteq Solutions Canada. We are currently in the process of setting up a web based training center which offers NFPA Standard courses in Level 1 and Level 2 Firefighting. Over the next month these courses will be made available to the membership of the individual fire departments by registering with your Training Officer. The Training site will be accessed directly from the Membership Resource Center on this web site. 


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