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