• Shaw Street residents thank firefighters who saved them.

    From CBC News February 27, 2014. A week ago, Bill and Jenny Westcott were pulled from a fire at their St. John’s apartment building. On Thursday, they met with the men who saved their lives. Bill Westcott welcomed four firefighters with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department into the hotel room where he’s staying with

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  • Press Release – Frozen Pipes – Take the Chill Out

    FROZEN PIPES: HOW TO TAKE THE CHILL OUT   St. John’s – As the weather remains cold, the water in your pipes can freeze. Frozen water pipes can pose a potentially costly situation for you and your home: expanding ice inside water pipes can add enough pressure to rupture the piping and allow gallons of

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    On Sunday November 3rd, 2013, the St John’s Regional Fire Department and Local 1075 International Association of Firefighters, sponsored the first “Truck Pull for MD” held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeds from team registrations will be donated to our primary charity; Muscular Dystrophy. Event organizer, Firefighter Richard Hynes, says that the event was

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    On October 19-20 and 26-27 2013, The St. John’s Regional Fire Department will host a training camp designed to introduce women to the roles and responsibilities of being a Firefighter. Applications will be limited to females who meet the selection criteria set out below, and space is limited. It will be physically and mentally challenging,

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  • Firefighter G. Hayes promoted to the position of Fire Lieutenant

    Effective July 24, 2013, Firefighter G. Hayes was promoted to the position of Fire Lieutenant. Fire Lieutenant Hayes was originally hired with the SJRFD in 1994, spent 19 years as a Firefighter in various stations. Fire Lieutenant Hayes has been actively involved in many areas of the SJRFD since his hire, such as, but not

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Message from Our Director

Michael J. Dwyer, P. Eng Director of Regional Fire Services (Fire Chief)

Welcome to the SJRFD web page. The SJRFD is located on the most easterly point of land in North America, serves a population of 150,000 people and provides backup services to 6 surrounding Volunteer and Composite Fire Departments. The St. John’s Fire Department (SJFD) came into existence immediately after the Great Fire of 1892 and

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Dialing 9-1-1

When dialling 911, your call goes to the 911 Communication Center, located at Central Fire Station in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The 911 Dispatcher will answer your call with “911, do you need Police, Fire or Ambulance”?

If the call is Police or Ambulance related, the 911 dispatcher will immediately transfer your call to a dispatcher with the RNC, RCMP or Eastern Health.You can then speak directly with the emergency service you require. If your call is fire or rescue related, the 911 dispatcher will begin asking a series of questions to determine your location and details of the fire. The 911 Dispatcher will then send the appropriate apparatus to respond based on the nature of the call.

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