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MSA Cairns® XF1 Helmet Giveaway

MSA and the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) are working together to provide the most innovative and up-to-date technology to help first responders improve their health and safety. That’s why two volunteer firefighters in Canada will receive a...

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Chief (Ret.) Martin E. Bell – CVFSA Retirement

For Immediate Release March 31, 2021 The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) wishes to announce the retirement of Chief (Ret.) Martin E. Bell from the Association of March 31, 2021.   Chief Bell has served the CVFSA since August of 1999 whereby he was...

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NVFC MOURNS PASSING OF LONGTIME CEO HEATHER SCHAFER

Heather Schafer, the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) chief executive officer, passed away suddenly on March 15. Heather had helmed the organization, which also marked its 45th anniversary on March 15, for 27 years and the NVFC saw dramatic growth and success...

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FINAL Press Release – 2020 D.S. Antle

PRESS RELEASE:  December 17th The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) is proud to announce that Fire Chief Duane S. Antle of Come By Chance Newfoundland is the recipient of the 2020 CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Chief Antle was selected by a...

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Two scholarships administrated by the CVFSA

This year’s nomination period for the “Don McKee Memorial Scholarship” and the “Jim Hayter Memorial Scholarship” opens on January 15th and runs till the last Friday in April. Both of these scholarship awards are given to one applicant in the amount of $1,500.oo. The...

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2019 CVFSA Conference Highlights

This year, the annual CVFSA Conference & AGM was again hosted by the Kings County Firefighters Association in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia. We would like to once again recognize and thank them for their leadership and tireless efforts to support such an...

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Conference & AGM 2019 Snapshots

Directors & Guests:  Each evening the participants got to eat at various locations to see local equipment and visit several local stations.  It's a good time to network with other firefighters. Outgoing President:  After serving four years as...

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Theft from the Walden Volunteer Fire Department

We learned recently of a very upsetting situation that occurred at the Walden Volunteer Fire Department. During the recent response to Hurricane Dorian, the Fire Department, which was functioning as a community comfort centre, had their 10,000 Watt generator stolen....

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