John Stamp

John Stamp

Two Structure Fires Overnight

From VOCM   Fire crews made short work of a situation at a boarding house on Boggan Street in St. John’s this morning. The call came in minutes before 5:30 am, and crews were quick to the scene. Platoon Chief Robert Fowler says they confined the blaze to one unit of the three apartment structure […]

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 […]

Structure Fire on Bay Bulls Road

From CBC   Cpt. Dale Canning of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department said the fire started in the kitchen of the upstairs apartment. There is substantial smoke and heat damage to the home, he said. “We found one pet inside, a hamster, which is living.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/fire-damages-house-bay-bulls-road-1.3713454  

Apartment fire forces evacuation

From The Telegram   Platoon chief Rick DeHann of the St. John’s Regional fire department said the fire appeared to originate in the kitchen of a ground floor apartment and was under control fairly quickly but not before it caused minor injuries to the female resident of the apartment.    http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-07-31/article-4602904/Apartment-fire-forces-evacuation-of-seniors-complex%2C-injures-one/1

IAFF Reps speaking at Local PTSD Conference

Memorial University will be hosting a conference on PTSD July 31-August 2, 2016. the conference will bring together experts, stakeholders, and members of the public with expertise and interest in issues related to the complex realities of PTSD. Our own Local 1075 President Doug Cadigan, as well as Local 867 (Winnipeg) President Alex Forrest will be […]

Fatal Fire at St. John’s Home

From VOCM   Police have now confirmed that one person is dead following a fire on Suez Street early this morning. Emergency crews responded to the house fire shortly after 4:00 in the morning. Upon arrival they found a single-storey detached home on fire. Crews battled the fire for nearly two hours. http://vocm.com/news/early-morning-fire-damages-st-johns-home/  

‘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 […]

Two explosions rattled a bed and breakfast in St. John’s Thursday evening, setting fire to the building, shattering windows, and sending smoke billowing out. Waterford Manor, a hundred-year-old heritage building at 185 Waterford Bridge Road in St. John’s, sustained significant damage in a fire that started at about 6 p.m. on Thursday.

From CBC News   Two explosions rattled a bed and breakfast in St. John’s Thursday evening, setting fire to the building, shattering windows, and sending smoke billowing out. Waterford Manor, a hundred-year-old heritage building at 185 Waterford Bridge Road in St. John’s, sustained significant damage in a fire that started at about 6 p.m. on Thursday. St. […]

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.

Teen rescued after Signal Hill fall

From CBC   The St. John’s Fire Department’s High Angle Rescue Team were called to Signal Hill early Sunday morning  after a young man apparently fell over the cliff. Rescue crews spent over four hours getting the man up the hill but finally got him to safety. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/rescue-signal-hill-fire-department-teen-1.3653222  

Corner Brook apartment building struck by fire

From CBC News   An apartment building on Humber Road in Corner Brook was struck by fire on Saturday night. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Corner Brook Fire Department and paramedics responded to the fire at 10:50 p.m. and all the building’s tenants were able to exit the building without incident. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/corner-brook-apartment-fire-1.3631422

Electrical Fire at Georgetown Bakery

From VOCM Firefighters were called out around 10:00 Saturday morning to find the building full of smoke. They made quick work of the blaze and gave the all-clear a short time later.   http://vocm.com/news/electrical-fault-cause-of-bakery-fire/  

Fire at Big R Restaurant on Blackmarsh Road

From The Telegram The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. by an employee who was still in the restaurant after closing. When firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department arrived on scene, the business was filled with smoke and smoke was pouring out of roof vents. Platoon chief Rick DeHann said it appears […]

Fire at downtown St. John’s restaurant India Gate

From CBC News Crews arrived on the scene just before 4 p.m. Saturday, and Duckworth Street was closed from Prescott Street to Church Hill as the crews fought the smoke and flame. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/india-gate-fire-1.3582836

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From CBC   Crews with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department were called Monday to a fire in a former business on the corner of Freshwater Road and Spencer Street. Firefighters were called shortly after 6 a.m. and discovered a fire on the first floor which was moving upwards in the two-storey structure.   http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/freshwater-spencer-fire-1.3573024    

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/

Mount Pearl home extensively damaged by fire

From The Telegram   Platoon chief Brian Tucker said the first floor of the home was extensively damaged during the incident but there were no injuries because the residents were not home at the time of the blaze.   http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2016-04-24/article-4508078/Mount-Pearl-home-extensively-damaged-by-fire/1

Goulds Structure Fire at height of Snow Storm

From CBC   The entire structure has smoke damage. “The biggest challenge was getting here. Of course, the weather today is not conducive to driving, but everything worked out fine.” About 16 firefighters from from SJRFD responded, along with members of the Goulds volunteer fire department. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/goulds-home-under-renovations-extensively-damaged-by-fire-1.3545322

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.