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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

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 […]

‘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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Fire Crews Make Quick Work of Pleasantville Fire

From VOCM Just before 7:30 p.m. crews were called to the old Canadian Forces Station Drill Hall & Gymnasium on Charter Ave. When they arrived they were met with smoke, which was coming from some burning debris inside. http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=56938&latest=1

Firefighters make quick work of minor kitchen fire

From The Telegram   Upon arrival, the first crews from the nearby Kent’s Pond station were met with smoke issuing from the dwelling and the first firefighters inside the home were able to make quick work of the stove top fire. http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2015-08-25/article-4257337/Firefighters-make-quick-work-of-minor-kitchen-fire/1

New West Station officially opened

From CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/west-station-no-2-officially-opens-in-st-john-s-1.3190185   St. John’s newest fire station in the west end officially opened on Thursday, with speeches from city officials and firefighters. The facility on Blackmarsh Road replaces the former station on LeMarchant Road, which had been vacant for some time before the official opening ceremony.  

Structure Fire on Parade Street

House fire breaks out across street from St. John’s fire station From CBC Firefighters made quick work of a house fire in downtown St. John’s last night.      Flames and smoke were seen coming from a house on Parade Street shortly before 11 p.m. — right across from the St. John’s Central Fire Station. The […]

Fire Apartment Building In Corner Brook

Our brothers and sisters in Corner Brook had a nasty Apartment Fire last night. Corner Brook Fire Sends Two to Hospital Fire at an apartment building on the west side of Corner Brook late yesterday sent two people to hospital and left 52 families homeless. Fire broke out on Gordon Terrace at about 9:00 last […]

Structure Fire in Abandoned Garage

From VOCM An abandoned garage on Bell’s Turn was destroyed by fire last night. Firefighters with St. John’s Regional were called to the fire 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Multiple calls to the VOCM News room indicated there was a thick blanket of smoke coming from the fire and reducing visibility on the Outer Ring Road. Cox […]

Corner Brook has to call emergency meeting to purchase new fire truck

From VOCM Council called an emergency meeting yesterday and voted to allocate $500,000 for a new pumper Why would they need to call an emergency meeting if the Fire Department was run properly and a proper preventive maintenance program was in place? I would think someone will have some explaining to do. http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=55826&latest=1  

Structure Fire at Classic Cafe

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at the Classic Cafe on Duckworth Street. Smoke can be seen coming from the building. Reports from the scene indicate that everyone is out of the building http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=55809&latest=1  

Structure Fire on McNeil Street

From CBC Acting Supt. Gerry O’Neill  with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department said crews were able to quickly deal with the fire, but added there’s quite a bit of damage. “We made a quick attack and a rapid search of the interior of the house was given an all clear with no one home,” he said. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/fire-badly-damages-home-in-rabbittown-cause-still-unknown-1.3125839  

St. John’s Fire Fighters respond to commercial fire in Goulds

Business Damaged by Fire in Goulds From VOCM   Fire hit a business in the Goulds late last night. Crews responded to the call at the Kitchen Factory to find smoke and flames issuing from the structure. There were no injuries but considerable damage  http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=54756&latest=1

Merrymeeting Avenue Structure Fire

It has the makings of a busy Victoria Day weekend From CBC News Members of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to two separate fires just down the road from one another early Friday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 30 Merrymeeting Road just as they were about to leave 166 Merrymeeting Road where members responded to […]

Police Investigate Suspicious West End Fire

From VOCM The fire started in the front of the house but it’s believed the home was unoccupied at the time.  Crews quickly contained the fire but not before the structure was extensively damaged.  The RNC say the fire appears to be suspicious. http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=54389&latest=1