John Stamp

John Stamp

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

The History of our Great Union

IAFF – A Century of Service      

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/

Political Action

Political Action

President Doug Cadigan, Secretary John Stamp, Vice President Gerard Hayes and Sgt.-at-Arms Craig Smith on Parliment Hill to visit Newfoundland Senators and MP’s during the IAFF Lobby Day as part of the 23rd IAFF Legislative Conference.

St John’s Firefighters in Ottawa for meetings with Federal Representatives

Representatives of the St. John’s Fire Fighters Association are in Ottawa today for the International Association of Fire Fighters annual Legislative Conference. Today they are being addressed by Prime Minister Trudeau and others, tomorrow they will visit Parliament to meet with Newfoundland MP’s and Senators. Issues being discussed include the PTSD epidemic among First Responders, […]

‘Only a matter of time’ before a responder gets killed in traffic: George Murphy

From CBC Newfoundland and Labrador politician George Murphy, whose last day as an NDP MHA is Friday, says the so-called ‘move over law’ in this province is OK — but there is something lacking.   Murphy was the critic for Service NL, when the law came into effect in March 2014. Speaking on the St. John’s Morning Show, […]

‘That’s what I signed up for’

Great job by our Brothers and Sisters with the RNC Pelley and Torres were able to swim to the woman and pull her to shore. By that time, they were finding it difficult to hold onto her, because their fingers were stiff and numb from the cold, so they used their bodies to pin her to […]

Joint First Responders Workers Compensation Issue

JOINT FIRST RESPONDERS OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR WORKERS COMPENSASTION FACT SHEET INTRODUCTION The Joint First Responders group consists of representatives of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association, St. John’s Fire Fighters Association, Paramedic Association of Newfoundland & Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Officers and Deputy Sheriffs of […]

Fire In Logy Bay

From VOCM Lone Occupant Unhurt after Fire Destroys Outer Cove Home Fire destroyed a home in Outer Cove yesterday afternoon, leaving the occupant, a woman, unhurt, but homeless. St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the call in mid-afternoon to find the home fully engulfed in flames. The 60-year old woman had escaped the fire […]

Shea Heights house fire under investigation

From CBC   A fire at a residence on Learning Road in the St. John’s neighbourhood of Shea Heights is being investigated by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.  Police and members of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department were called out at 9:15 Friday night. Officials told CBC that the fire started in the basement of the house. […]

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Members of the St. John’s Fire Fighters Association will be at the Avalon Mall this Saturday October 17th from 1 to 5 PM. Please come out and visit us and make a contribution to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Anyone who makes a 20 dollar donation will get one of our new special T-shirts created […]

Firefighters recognized for bravery

On Thursday the Rotary Club of St. John’s, presented its inaugural Rotary Firefighter of the Year award in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.On Thursday the Rotary Club of St. John’s, presented its inaugural Rotary Firefighter of the Year award in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. Robin Barrett and Richard McCrate, were honoured for heroic efforts […]

Third Annual Truck Pull

Third Annual Truck Pull

On Sunday Sept 27th Members of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department held the 3rd annual pull for Muscular Dystrophy  in Paradise. Mayor Dan Bobbitt was on hand to welcome the competitors and said he was very excited to have it held in the town, so much so he actually made me promise to hold next years event in […]