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MSA Cairns® XF1 Helmet Giveaway

In partnership with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association 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 personalized MSA Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet in 2021. About…

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Volunteers required to serve on the 2021 CVFSA Awards Committee

The CVFSA is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the 2021 Awards Committee. The committee will consist of six participating members, including a chairperson, and five candidates are currently needed to establish the committee. For quorum to be present, the chairperson will work with a committee of at least four members. One individual appointed from    Western…

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CVFSA Municipal Long Service Award

The medal is available from the CVFSA to municipal units who wish to recognize members of their volunteer firefighting community. This medal ensures that a national standard is maintained as to appearance, presentation, and awarding of such a medal. Municipal units can include incorporated villages, hamlets, towns, cities, and government structures, below the federal and…

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Diamond Jubilee Medal

The following individuals from the Canadian Fire Services have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubillee Medal # 1. Mr. Terry K. Diabo , Kahnawake First Nation, Mohawk Reserve Kahnawake Fire Brigade 40 years of service to his community # 2. Mr. Harold A. Conrad , Village of Hebbville, Lunenburg Region Hebbville Fire Department 64 years of…

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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 committee of four volunteers from across Canada who reviewed all nominations. Duane Antle…

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You can now submit your nomination for the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominations must be received by June 7th, 2021. (Nominations received after June 7th may be considered for 2022 award) Download Your Nomination Form For additional information contact:    Mark.P@cvfsa.ca   or   J.Mcdermott@cvfsa.ca

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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 “Don McKee Memorial Scholarship” was established in 2017 to honour 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 outstanding event. In advance of the Conference & AGM beginning, your CVFSA Board…

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Conference & AGM 2019 Snapshots

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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. Thus far, no one has been able to locate the generator. You can read more…

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