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FSANS Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Nova Scotia Firefighters School (NSFS). There was a good turnout of 57 members, as taken from the sign-in sheet, and 5 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. Read more.....

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New Victoria Fire Department recently received four new sets of turnouts.

The New Victoria Fire Department in Nova Scotia recently received four new sets of turnouts, compliments of Globe by MSA, through the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway. A highlight of their award can be found HERE, and a press release by CLICKING HERE.

The Globe Gear Giveaway is a partnership between Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions, and the National Volunteer Fire Council. Since 2012, the following six departments in Canada have received Globe gear through this invaluable program:

2012 Moose Creek Fire Department, Ontario
2014 Osler Fire Department, Saskatchewan
2015 L’Orignal Fire Department, Ontario
2016 Norton Volunteer Fire Department, New Brunswick
2017 Louise Fire Department, Manitoba
2018 New Victoria Fire Department, Nova Scotia

Additional information can be found at HERE.


Trudeau announces $90-million contribution to twin deadly N.S. highway.

The Pictou County community has fought for years to get improvements for Highway 104, with local fire Chief Joe MacDonald leading the charge.

CTV News - Global News

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FSANS Spring Conference

The Annual Conference of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia was held in Truro on May 5th and 6th; it was a record turn out this year.

Full Conference Details - Conference Photos

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Fire Services Long Service Medal

The Office of the Fire Marshal is now accepting applications for the provincial 45 year bar.

Application Form

Mount Your Medals

Firefighters who have been awarded Provincial Long Service medals, Federal Exemplary Service medals, Queen’s Diamond or Golden Jubilee medals, or medals issued by their municipality deserve to have those important decorations properly mounted for formal dress wear as well as for ‘undress’ uniform wear.

I have acquired the residual stock and equipment owned by the late W.G. Cullum of Sackville, NS, and will court-mount medals as well as produce ‘undress’ ribbon bars for less formal wear. If you have been awarded any of these decorations, or subsequent bars, you should be proud to wear them as part of your uniform and maintain them in the best possible condition. Court mounting minimizes wear and tear and eliminates the medals ‘clinking’ together as they move. Contact me to arrange to have your medals mounted, ribbon bars made, or duplicates supplied.

D/C (R’td) Terry Canning, CET
Brookfield, NS

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911 Notification Forms for
Fire Departments

When changes are made to a fire department that affect emergency response, 911 needs to know so they can update their system. Notice needs to be provided in a timely manner to ensure information in the 911 system is as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

CLICK HERE for a full list of forms.

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Application for Award from the

Office of the Fire Marshall

Deadline for submission is “the sooner the better” – before December 31st but earlier would be best and the award will be given out at the FSANS Conference, Saturday night banquet, May 5th, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Truro, Nova Scotia.

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Information on the No Fee Courses Offered

through the Insurance Levy Program!

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.

Provincial Memorandum - Request for TMR Assets

Request Letter

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2017 FSANS Conference

The conference was a huge success!
CLICK HERE for Write-up, CLICK HERE for Pictures.

Holiday Inn


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FSANS would like to welcome our new supporter, Fundy Tactical, a full range tactical gear provider.


Click Here more information

Special Offer for FSANS Members

Caps Plus is proud to support the fire service in Nova Scotia. We welcome your new vehicle builds and upgrades to current ones, and our certified Emergency Vehicle Technicians are ready to ensure your department has the best equipment available when lives are depending on it. As the Master Distributor for Whelen emergency products in Nova Scotia, we’re pleased to offer a 25% discount to FSANS members on Whelen emergency lighting. Whether your vehicles need lighting upgrades, equipment mounting solutions, or your department is looking for a top-to-bottom turnkey truck, visit our website at www.capsplus.ca or give us a call at (902) 880-7196

Caps Plus

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.

Radio Coverage Form


NSIMRS System Update and Q & A Document

From: Paul C. Maynard
Volunteer User Group Coordinator
Public Safety and Field Communications

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 paul.maynard@novascotia.ca or by calling 902-223-3194

Any further questions please contact Scott Hawkes, Training Coordinator at scott.hawkes@novascotia.ca

County Fire Departments Receive Seaside Funding

2015 Department Winners of the Seaside Communications Cash Draw!  Congratulations to all the winners!Seaside

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:

Gillian Kainola
Guest Services Manager
Quality Inn Halifax Airport Hotel
60 Sky Blvd. Goffs, Nova Scotia B2T 1K3
Direct: 902-873-6416
Reservations: 902-873-3000
Fax: 902-873-3001

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