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HRFE Thanks Volunteer Firefighters during Volunteer Week

(Monday, April 28, 2008) - Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency thanks all of its volunteer firefighters during National Volunteer Week - April 27-May 3.

Across HRM, approximately 600 professional and dedicated volunteer firefighters respond to over 4000 emergency calls each year, from medical incidents, natural disasters, public assistance, motor vehicle collisions, brush fires, and structural fires.

Volunteers 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.

Recruitment campaigns are ongoing. Applications can be picked up from local fire stations or at Headquarters, 3rd floor, Alderney Gate, Dartmouth.

"Volunteers are amazingly important to HRM, says Bill Mosher, Chief Director. "In many communities, volunteer firefighters are the heart and soul of the community. You just can not buy that level of dedication".

A heart felt thank you to all our volunteers from Halifax Regional Fire & Emegency.

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For further information contact:

Mike LeRue, Divisional Chief
Marketing & Public Relations
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency




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