Local 1075 News

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Carter File: First reponders & PTSD

From NTV First responders face hazards every day – whether they’re police officers, or fire fighters or prison guards. there are no guarantees over safety and in the long term there are other problems, like PTSD. Today, those first responders called on the province for better backup when things go wrong. http://ntv.ca/the-carter-file-first-reponders-ptsd/  

First responders seeking better compensation for injured workers

From NTV News   First responders in this province are banding together to fight for better compensation for injured workers. As NTV’s Heather Gillis reports they say there isn’t a safety net for those providing public safety. http://ntv.ca/first-responders-seeking-better-compensation-for-injured-workers/  

Emergency workers advocate for better Workers Comp

From The Telegram Doug Cadigan, president of the St. John’s Firefighters’ Association, echoed that sentiment. “We deal with an unpredictable workplace, and if one of the members of any of these organizations end up getting hurt in the line of duty, because of the workers’ compensation rules, they end up in hard financial straits,” Cadigan […]

St. John’s Fire Fighters attend Convention

Delegates to APPFFA Convention

Members of IAFF Local 1075 attend the Atlantic Provinces Professional Fire Fighters Associations Biennial Convention in Sydney Nova Scotia

Fire Fighters take part in Regetta

The Association would like to congratulate to the following members who participated in the Royal St. John’s Regatta on Aug 5th: Sister Wendi Young, Brothers Jay Cole and Colin Stapleton. Sister Young rowed with Roebothan McKay Marshall and posted times of 5:13 in the morning and  5:18 in the championship race. For Sister Young it […]

Local 1075 Executive attends convention

Members of your Executive are in Sydney this week attending the  Biennial Convention of the Atlantic Provinces Professional Fire Fighters Association. Learning how to serve our membership better.

Trudeau Pledges Support for Fire Fighter Issues

Yesterday Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addressed the 22nd annual IAFF Canadian Legislative Conference. He made a number of pledges including: Trudeau vows to repeal Conservative anti-labour legislation if elected. Trudeau pledges a Liberal government would pass the Public Safety Officer Compensation Benefit within its first year, and gets standing ovation. Trudeau announces a plan for restoring funding […]

Local Firefighters attend 22nd IAFF Canadian Legislative Conference

President Cadigan and Secretary Stamp are in Ottawa this week meeting with our Federal elected representatives on subjects important to all firefighters in Canada including: The need to establish a National Public Safety Officer Compensation (PSOC) Benefit Amending the National Building Code to Improve Fire Fighter Safety A National Action Plan for Post Traumatic Stress […]

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

April 12th to the 18th has been proclaimed National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week honors the thousands of men and women who receive emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the public. Please join your The St. John’s Fire Fighter’s Association  in congratulating our dedicated and professional brothers and sisters […]

Shamrock Showdown

Shamrock Showdown

SJRFD Team White plays NALCOR today during the 2nd day of play in the first annual Shamrock Showdown For Muscular Dystrophy Hockey Tournament