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Public Service Announcement
Fire Chief Salutes Volunteer Firefighters during Volunteer Week
(Monday, April 19, 2010) – In the Halifax Regional Municipality, thanks to the helping hands and dedicated professionalism of more than 700 volunteer firefighters, more than 11,000 emergency calls were responded to in HRM in the last year alone.
Those calls are not always fire related. They include vehicle collisions, natural disasters, medical incidents, general assistance to citizens, along with the brush and structural fires.
These volunteers take their job seriously. They complete over 120 hours of training per year, including specialized sessions in Driver-Operator, Wild Land Fire Techniques, and First Responder Medical. Volunteers also participate in Fire Prevention and Public Education. Once on the job, they have to respond to calls, day or night.
During National Volunteer Week - April 18-24, 2010 - Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency just wanted to say thanks to all of its volunteer firefighters.
Recruitment campaigns are on-going. Applications can be picked up from local fire stations or at Headquarters, 3rd floor, Alderney Gate, Dartmouth.
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency