In IAFF Victory, EPA to Study Flame Retardants

From IAFF Website After a sustained campaign by the IAFF, and pursuant to passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will study the potential risks of certain flame retardants to human health and the environment. IAFF members are well aware of the […]

St. John’s Regional Fire Department Gives Back

F/F Craig Smith For the past eight years, myself and Brother Jim O’Toole have organized a fundraiser through the members of the St. John’s Firefighters Association and also members of the SJRFD management. Collectively we have consistently raised about $3000-$3500 from members and in addition we contribute another $1000-$2000 from our unions charitable account. From […]

Firefighters Provide Hampers for Christmas

Firefighters Provide Hampers for Christmas

Members of the St. John’s Firefighter’s Association took up a collection and provided hampers for some of our less fortunate citizens just in time for Christmas. In all more than $6,200.00 was raised to purchase food, presents and winter clothing, everyone chipped in, including Sobeys Mount Pearl store. The picture show above shows our members […]

St. John’s city council moves towards adding two new fire stations

From CBC   Coun. Art Puddister says now that city council has met with St. John’s Regional Fire Department’s chief, they have decided to pursue adding two new fire stations in the capital city.    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/st-johns-wants-two-new-fire-stations-1.3861312

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New Paradise Station Finally Opening

From the Town of Paradise The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) will begin operation of the newly constructed Paradise Fire Station No. 8 at 1565 Topsail Road effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 16.  SJRFD is responsible for providing the region with an acceptable level of fire and emergency protection in the most economical manner, with […]

‘Firefighting chose me’: St. John’s fire department welcomes newest recruits

From CBC News ‘You’ve gotta be the best’ The hiring process has been “very difficult” for Karen Greeley, who said that just shows how dedicated the firefighters are to their job. “I was unsuccessful in the first recruitment that I applied [to], but there’s candidates here that have gone through four and five times. And […]

Fire Department Hires New Members

The St. John’s Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1075 would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and welcome all twenty two new recruits to the St. John’s Regional Fire Department who began their employment today. They are joining a proud professional organization with a long history of exemplary service to the community.

Firefighter cancer legislation coming in the fall: Joyce

From The Telegram Joyce said that the previous Tory government never took any action on a 2014 statutory review of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation legislation, but there’s been a lot of work done since the election. Joyce said that so many changes are planned that the government will introduce an entirely new act […]

Minister promises firefighters cancer care legislation coming in fall

From NTV News http://ntv.ca/minister-promises-firefighters-cancer-care-legislation-coming-in-fall/