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Firefighters Congratulate local police during 2017 Police Week

St. John’s Firefighters would like to voice our support for our brothers and sisters in blue during 2017 Police Week. We work diligently together with both the RNC and RCMP throughout the year and applaud them on their continued professionalism. From VOCM News Events planned for the week include a include police versus high school […]

Corner Brook home gutted by early morning blaze

From The Telegram Flames from a burning bungalow lit up the sky in the wee hours of Sunday morning, but luckily the homeowner wasn’t in the dwelling at the time

Fire destroys 2 adjacent homes on Portia Place

From CBC Crews from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department arrived at the scene of a two-unit fire around 6 a.m. Sunday. A person who was in one of the homes at the time the blaze broke out told CBC News that everyone got out safely

Structure fire at former MCP building on Margaret’s Place

From The Telegram The fire is through the roof now and one part of the building looks to be destroyed — the west end of the building is fully engulfed. There is an aerial ladder on site and the attempt to fight the blaze is an exterior attack. No firefighters have entered the building. The […]

Topsail Road Structure Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl Sunday. The fire was noticed by a passersby at about 11:00 am near Mount Carson Avenue. Smoke was spewing form the two-storey building when firefighters arrived. Platoon Chief Robert Fowler of the St.John’s Regional Fire Department says they had to be careful because of […]

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

Fire Fighters Make Quick Work of Downtown Fire

From VOCM   Platoon Chief Robert Fowler said they got the call shortly after midnight and upon arrival were directed by a passerby to the rear of the three-storey building. Firefighters found smoke and flame coming from a window on the top floor. After forcing entry into the home they were able to quickly knock […]

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House fire on Symonds Place

From The Telegram   When firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department arrived, there was smoke coming from the home and heavy fire in the kitchen area. The family’s cat was in the house but escaped as firefighters entered the home to battle the blaze. The fire was quickly extinguished but not before the […]

Garage Destroyed

The Telegram Platoon chief Gerry O’Neill of the St. John’s Regional fire department said the fire was reported by a passing taxi driver at 3:14 a.m. and by the time their trucks arrived on scene, there was heavy smoke and flame coming from both structures. They quickly laid attack lines and searched the house for […]

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

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. […]

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/