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Huge thank you to BHP Billiton from LeRoy and District Fire Department!

On March 29th, BHP Billiton donated firefighting equipment, rescue gear and training support to the LeRoy and District Fire Department.  Equipment included fifteen sets of turnout gear with self-contained breathing apparatus’ with ten spare tanks along with a cascade system filling unit. Training will include high-angle rescue and confined space along with required gear to perform these services. This equipment and training will assist the LeRoy and District Fire Department to provide emergency support to the Jansen Potash Project which is located 11 kilometres south of the Town of LeRoy.

The SVFFA and the LeRoy and District Fire Department want to give a huge thank-you to BHP Billiton for their donation!


Michael Lapchuk
Buckland Fire and Rescue looking for a new Chief!

Buckland Fire and Rescue is searching for the right individual to lead its team of approx. 30 volunteer firefighters. The Fire Chief is responsible for the operation of the Buckland Fire Department with the duties outlined on their website at

This will be a three year term position with compensation equivalent to approx. 8-10 hours a week.

Click here for more information on this opportunity!

SVFFA Fire Fighter of the Year Award!

FIRE CHIEFS/OFFICERS/ADMINISTRATORS: DO YOU HAVE A FIRE FIGHTER IN YOUR RANKS WHO HAS GONE "ABOVE AND BEYOND"? DO YOU FEEL THEY DESERVE RECOGNITION AMONGST THEIR PROVINCIAL PEERS? The SVFFA FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARD will honor one outstanding individual from each of the 10 zones. The applicant must be a VOLUNTEER in good standing and have been a member for at least ONE FULL YEAR . The Department must also have been an SVFFA member for a full calendar year.

As a leader you will need to pick the ONE candidate from your team. This may be a daunting task as you may have several who would fit the bill. But, for obvious reasons, only one can be selected (keep in mind you may nominate one of your other "All Stars" the following year provided they continue their outstanding service) You can write the application in any form you desire: formal letter, bullet point, essay style etc. ( please though, no poems). Pick your candidate for 2016, get it into your Zone or Alternate Zone Representative via mail/email/fax etc. by March 30 2017. You may also email Paul Cockell at or Janice at Winners will be chosen and their Chief informed prior to the award ceremony at the Spring School in White City April 7 – 9, 2017.

This award will be for the "rank and file" members, therefore Chiefs and their Deputies/Officers will not be included in this particular program. We may in the future consider an award for the officers.


For more information, here is the information pack!