Disposal of TMRs
The Province of Nova Scotia is currently looking at options for the disposal of a limited quantity of used Trunked Mobile Radios (TMRs) which may include transfer to the Nova Scotia Volunteer Fire Service.
Mark Your Calendars!
2017 FSANS Conference
Holiday Inn, Truro, Prince St.
It’s going to be a jam packed schedule with the theme this year “Dealing with Special Needs and Unique Situations” – we have confirmed speakers from Autism NS, RCMP K9 Unit, and a speaker from HRM Fire & Emergency who specializes in displaced animals, this is just a sample of what will be presented! Entertainment on the Saturday evening will be Ross Rankin, back by popular demand. The Holiday Inn is once again offering the rate of $119.00 per night. Cost this year for registration is $100.00 and that will include your generous swag bag, all presentations, all meals served during the conference, including the Saturday night buffet, the entertainment, and a drink ticket at the cocktail hour. We will also have exciting door prizes given out during the event. So mark your calendars, call the Holiday Inn now at (902) 895-1651 and ask for the FSANS rate of $119.00. Registration forms will be mailed out this month and in the meantime if you wish to register early contact Beth Edwards, Executive Director at email@example.com Look forward to seeing you there!
FSANS would like to welcome our new supporter, Fundy Tactical, a full range tactical gear provider.
FIRE SERVICE ASSCOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on October 23, 2016 at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School (NSFS). There was a decent turnout of 61 members, as taken from the sign-in sheet, and 10 suppliers and manufacturers turned out to support the event. The day kicked off with the meeting starting at 10:00am, followed by one minute silence in respect of those who have served and have passed.
Special Offer for FSANS Members
25% discount on all Whelen Lighting plus a 5 year full warranty is available to all FSANS Members. Simply go to the Whelen Web Site. and if you are looking for any of our Products go to www.capsplius.ca, shipping anywhere in NS. We also build light rescue trucks, emergency trailers.
Experiencing Radio Coverage Issues/Problems?
If you are experiencing radio converage issues, please document the locations and Received Signal Strength (RSSI) shown on the radio in the form provided below. Once completed please send the for to Paul Maynard and the Public Safety & Field Communications Division. Email address is on the form.
SERVICE BULLETIN 2016-01
From: Paul C. Maynard
Volunteer User Group Coordinator
Public Safety and Field Communications
Unique Memorial for Kentville Firefighter
Province of Nova Scotia TMR
Updates and Information
Check out the “ Training Videos Fire Services” section on our webpage. There are several helpful videos on TMR 2 for the fire service. As well there are also links to our new quick Reference card Quick Reference Card – Detailed All Regions
As well watch a full TMR 2 Fire Service training session right at their own station at this link VFD full TMR Training session There are videos on how to manipulate portable and mobile TMR 2 radios as well as videos on the radio’s fleetmap.
Please note – that Paul Maynard is the new TMR Volunteer User Group Radio Coordinator, Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 902-223-3194
Any further questions please contact Scott Hawkes, Training Coordinator at email@example.com
County Fire Departments Receive Seaside Funding
CLICK HERE for full list of winners!.
Quality Inn Halifax Airport
Offers Great Rate for FSANS Members!
$109 at Quality Inn Halifax Airport
When making a reservation, this rate is offered through
Gillian Kainola, Guest Services Manager. Her contact information:
Guest Services Manager
Quality Inn Halifax Airport Hotel
60 Sky Blvd. Goffs, Nova Scotia B2T 1K3
Application form for the Federal Firefighter Medal
Both the Federal and Provincial completed application forms must be submitted to the NS Office of the Fire Marshal, the Federal application form will then be sent onto the Chancellery for the medals. The medals are sent back to the Office of the Fire Marshal for distribution. Allow at least 10 weeks for the federal medal, the provincial one may be issued slightly quicker than that. click here more information...
Fire Services Long Service Medal Form
For the Application form CLICK HERE
Want your Medals Mounted?
Contact W.G. Cullum
23 Lucasville Road
Lower Sackville, NS
He is a retired RCMP member and has all the ribbons for all the various medals that we get so can ‘court-mount’ medals (putting a number of them on one backing) and he can create the ‘undress’ bar of ribbons for informal wear. He works in his home, so you need to call first to ensure he’s around.
NOTE: This is from the USA and therefore the reference to “State” and “DHS” and grants don’t apply, but the factual information is applicable to NS.
Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia
c/o – Beth Edwards, Executive Director
3590 Cameron Settlement Road
RR # 1 Aspen, NS B0H 1E0
Photos courtesy of Captain Brian Taylor of the Berwick Fire Dept. www.berwickfire.com
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