Due to our response to COVID-19 and social distancing, the Conception Bay South Fire Department has ceased all public relation events such as station tours and group presentations. We look forward to resuming these activities once restrictions are lifted.
Further, we have received a significant number of requests for drive-by celebrations such as birthdays.
The Department of Municipal Affairs has discouraged these activities, stating that such parades are not consistent with the recommended approach to limit vehicular travel for essential reasons only.
Every time an emergency response vehicle is taken from the station, we are potentially exposing our Firefighters to COVID-19. Vehicles have to be sanitized upon return which is using up valuable disinfection supplies. We need to continue to take strict precautions to ensure our firefighter safety so we have the staff in place to respond to emergencies. We also need to send our firefighters home safely to prevent the spread to their families.
The idea of drive by celebrations is a very nice gesture, however, with a very large population of children in Conception Bay South this could rapidly become overwhelming and taxing on our resources thus making them impossible to accommodate.
From an operational perspective, we have implemented a number of safety measures at our stations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely hope you understand that these restrictions are done to keep our firefighters safe, to keep their families safe, to keep you safe and to keep us operational for when you may need us most.
Please do not go out unless you absolutely need too and stay safe – we will get through this together.
The Town of Conception Bay South is committed to public safety. The Conception Bay South Fire Department is a composite fire department, with officers and firefighters on duty 24/7 in two stations. Station 1 is located at 879 Conception Bay Highway and Station 2 is located at 2473 Topsail Road. Officers and firefighters are supported by a team of volunteer firefighters, when required.
The Conception Bay South Fire Department is available to assist you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For general inquiries or to schedule a group station tour, contact Station 1 at (709) 834-6540 or (709) 834-6500 ext. 801 or email email@example.com. For emergencies, call 911.
Fire Department – Frequently Asked Questions
Download the volunteer firefighter application form below. Return the application and all requested documentation to Kelligrews Fire Station 1. Applications received will be placed on file until the Town undertakes a recruitment for new members. A public notice will be issued when a recruitment drive is undertaken.
Visit the Town’s mapping services. You can search your street name and zoom in on your street. One of the search options is fire hydrants. It will show you the location of the fire hydrants in your area.
It is recommended that you cover all basic needs for up to 72 hours in the event of a major emergency. For tips on how to prepare, visit the Government of Canada.
Please call the Conception Bay South Fire Department at (709) 834-6540.
Each year, Fire Prevention Week takes place in early October. During Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Department will host an open house at Station 1, coordinate the Fire Chief or a day contest, and schedule fire drills.
To schedule an inspection, please call (709) 834-6540.
Yes, residents can schedule a home medical oxygen inspection by one of our fire and life safety inspectors by calling (709) 834-6540. For a successful inspection, you will require a minimum 2 ½ pound ABC multi-purpose fire extinguisher, a smoke alarm in the immediate area of the oxygen and a no-smoking sign must be posted. Due to new fire safety codes, a smoke detector is required in all sleeping quarters.
No. However, you can contact Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. Visit www.wettinc.ca to search for a certified professional near you.
No. The emergency response vehicles are not available for filling swimming pools.
Fire extinguishers should be placed in plain view, above the reach of children, near an escape route, and away from stoves and heating appliances.
The PASS method.
Pull the pin – This will allow you to squeeze the handle to discharge the fire extinguisher.
Aim at the base of the fire – Aiming at the middle of the fire, will not put it out. The extinguishing agent will pass through the flames.
Squeeze the handle – This will release the pressurized extinguishing agent. Sweep from side to side
Spray the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire, moving carefully from side to side. Continue until the fire is extinguished.
When the fire goes out, keep an eye on the area, and be prepared to repeat the process if the fire re-ignites. Remember, fire extinguishers are designed to put out small fires! Most portable fire extinguishers are designed to last about ten to eighteen seconds. If the fire becomes large, do not attempt to extinguish. Get out. When exiting, close doors behind you to slow the spread of the fire. Call 9-1-1 from a safe place.
The Conception Bay South Fire Department does not have proper facilities to take expired extinguishers. For information on disposing expired fire extinguishers, residents can contact such businesses as Martin’s Fire and Safety, SimplexGrinnell or K&D Pratt.
Smoke are a key part of a home fire escape plan. Fire and smoke can spread quickly and a working alarm can give you an early warning so you can get out safely. The following safety tips can help keep your home and family safe:
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Larger homes may need extra smoke alarms.
Interconnected alarms are best; when one sounds they all sound.
Test smoke alarms monthly.
Smoke alarms should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.
People who are hard of hearing or deaf can use special alarms. They alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
Alarms expire and should have a manufacturers expiration date on them. But generally, they are good for 10 years.
Provincial regulations state that smoke alarms should be in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Smoke alarms should be mounted on the ceiling or high on the wall, follow manufacturer’s instructions for installation. Avoid putting smoke alarms too close to bathrooms, windows, ceiling fans or cooking appliances.
Most smoke alarms have a life span of 10 years but some have as little as 5 years. It should be replaced at its expiry date even if it appears to be working fine. Most manufacturers will have the expected life span labelled on the back of the alarm.
Remember, smoke alarms need testing. A good time to remember to do this is in the spring and fall with the time change.
Whenever solid fuel burning appliances are used in the home such as a propane fireplace, woodstove, kerosene heater, water boilers, fuel fired dryers, etc., a carbon monoxide detector should be installed.
Fireworks can be a fun and exciting addition to any social event. However, please keep in mind that fireworks can also be a form of distress to some children, adults and pets. A permit is required to discharge fireworks within the Town. The free permit is available at Station 1 in Kelligrews from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Permits are not required for fireworks displays on Canada Day and New Year’s Eve.
Fireworks cannot be discharged within 30 metres of a dwelling, structure, wood, brush or other flammable material. Residents are encouraged to strictly follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and are asked to review the Noise and Nuisance Regulations prior to discharging any fireworks. Copies of this regulation will be provided with all issued permits. For additional inquiries, please contact the Conception Bay South Fire Department at 834-6540.
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