Local 1075 News

Fire Fighters pleased with 911 Deal

The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association is very pleased to see that a deal has been struck between the City of St. John’s and the Provincial Government that will see SJRFD provide 911 service to more than 50% of the provinces population. It is excellent to see cooler heads and logic win the day on this […]

Firefighters Refute Claims By Minister Regarding 911

St. John’s Fire Fighters President Doug Cadigan is disputing the latest statements by Minister Manning. While Minister Manning makes the claim that the new call centres to be set up by the provincial government will answer calls within 15 seconds 90% of the time, that is the point where the comparison to the service currently […]

President Cadigan makes public statement on 911 impasse

From VOCM Captain Doug Cadigan says there’s no question St. John’s Regional Fire Department is the expert on operating the 911 system. He says they have 40 years experience operating the system, a fully-functional NFPA compliant 911 centre at the Central Fire Station, and a redundant 911 system in Mount Pearl with backup power. Some […]

Firefighter’s Win 2nd Annual Battle of The Badges Winter Classic

Firefighter’s Win 2nd Annual Battle of The Badges Winter Classic

  The second annual Battle of The Badges Winter Classic took place on January 17th at Todd Churchill’s Reason For The Rink outdoor rink in St. Phillips between members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. A great deal of fun was had by all involved with the Firefighters squeaking out […]

Injury on Duty Statement

The following is a statement from St. John’s Fire Fighters Association President Doug Cadigan. The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association fully supports the position of RNCA President Warren Sullivan on injuries suffered in the line of duty. It has been our position ever since the legislation was changed that Emergency Responders who are injured in […]

2014 Year in Review

    Your Firefighter’s are part of the community   This past year was an extremely busy one for your local Firefighters. Not only were we busier than ever responding to numerous structure fires, car accidents, medical emergencies and various other emergencies such as Haz-Mat incidents, high angle, confined space and cold water rescues. We […]

St. John’s Fire Fighters Adopt a Family at Christmas Program

St. John’s Fire Fighters Adopt a Family at Christmas Program

The St. John’s Fire Fighters Adopt a Family Program has had another successful year. Many thanks to all the members that donated to the program, SJRFD staff for providing transportation for delivery and a big thanks to our very own elves, Project Organizer Jim O’Toole, Sheldon Greene, Sean McCarthy, Patrick Morgan and Craig Smith for their involvement.  

St. John’s Firefighters Donate to Salvation Army

St. John’s Firefighters Donate to Salvation Army

At this year’s Shielagh Guy-Murphy’s annual Christmas Gala in support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive Local 1075 President Doug Cadigan presented a cheque on behalf of the SJFFA for $1000.00 to Mr. Aubrey Vincent for the Salvation Army Kettle Appeal.

St. John’s Firefighters support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive

St. John’s Firefighters support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive

The St. John’s Fire Fighter’s Association with the cooperation of the SJRFD took part again this year in Shielagh Guy-Murphy’s annual Christmas Gala in support of the Salvation Army Toy Drive. Sheilagh’s Gala has been an annual event for the association and the department for approximately 25 years .This event has led to the donation of thousands of […]

Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

Local 1075 members greeting a young visitor as they take their turn with the Salvation Army Kettle at the Avalon Mall today

St. John’s Fire Fighters Donate Turkeys for CBC Turkey Drive

St. John’s Fire Fighters Donate Turkeys for CBC Turkey Drive

Members of the St. John’s Fire Fighters Association dropped by the CBC Turkey Drive today to donate 30 turkeys to food banks across the region, as usual with the assistance of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department they did so in style.   The firefighters used teamwork to load the turkeys aboard the truck Afterwards they […]

St. John’s Firefighter’s raise money for Children’s Wish

St. John’s Firefighter’s raise money for Children’s Wish

On October 25th members of the St. John’s Firefighters visited a local Walmart and held a Boot Drive to raise money for the Children’s Wish Foundation   Following this our members volunteered their time to take calls during Children’s Wish Radiothon on VOCM   At this event President Cadigan also took the opportunity along with […]

Corner Brook Fire Department’s first female firefighter

Corner Brook Fire Department’s first female firefighter

From The Western Star   If you ask members of the Corner Brook Fire Department, says Jen Jenkins,  they’re sure to tell you that firefighting is in their blood. That they had a father, grandfather or uncle who was a firefighter. As the newest relief and first female firefighter at the department, Jenkins is no […]

A Holiday Safety Message

The St. John’s Fire Fighters Association remains committed to public safety, as such we would like to try and educate the public on fire safety. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season but experience has taught us that is not always the case. In keeping with this theme We have produced a […]

Association Donates Defibrillator

Association Donates Defibrillator

In relation to the recent news reports regarding the use of a defibrillator by one of our off duty members Firefighter Chris Dunphy and recently retired Halifax (IAFF Local 268) member Brian Conrad at the Mile One. Our Association would like to congratulate both of these individuals for their excellent efforts in helping to save […]

Local Firefighter will enter Combat Challenge Hall of Fame

Local Firefighter will enter Combat Challenge Hall of Fame

At the world Championship of the Firefighter Combat Challenge held this past week in Phoenix Arizona, Local 1075 and St. John’s Regional Fire Department member Richard Hynes was able to score a sub-100 time with a time of 1:38.04. There are only perhaps a dozen firefighters  a year world wide who are able reach this plateau. At next […]

Union Taken Aback as Mount Pearl Workers Locked Out

From VOCM Mount Pearl took the union by surprise last night by notifying them of a lockout which began this morning. The 140 municipal staff rejected the most recent offer of about 12% over the life of the deal; they want a raise closer to that received by their colleagues in St. John’s, which was […]

Second Annual SJRFD Truck Pull Enormous Success

Second Annual SJRFD Truck Pull Enormous Success

Last Saturday’s Second Annual SJRFD Truck Pull For MD was a tremendous success raising a two year total of more than $20,000.00 for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy

SJRFD Communications Staff Accept the ALS Icebucket Challenge

Members of SJRFD Communications Division take the Icebucket challenge Assited by Firefighters at the new West End Station IMG_2178

Royal Newfoundland Regiment Documentary

There is a documentary being made about the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the great war, they are looking for people who had relatives in the war to act in the documentary in various capacities. This is an opportunity for any of our members who may be interested or have family who may like to appear […]