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Public Advisory: New Province-Wide 911 Service to be Implemented

The new province-wide Basic 911 service will be implemented next week. 911 will be available province-wide via landline, and is already available via cellular phone wherever a cellular signal can be accessed.
The following advice is provided in advance:
• When calling 911, your call will be routed to a 911 call taking centre based on your location.
• A live call taker will ask “Do you need police, fire or ambulance?” and “What community are you calling from?”
• Remain calm and be prepared to give your information to the emergency responder once your call is transferred.
• Stay on the line and follow instructions.
• Listen carefully and speak clearly.
• Know your locations (community or area you are in such as building, home address, landmarks, GPS coordinates, road exits/markers, etc.).

Our local Fire Department emergency number (592-2222) will remain active, this is the number you will be transferred to if you call 911 requesting fire department for this area. You will still be able to call 592-2222 at any time; you do not need to call 911.

The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department operates on a pager system, all of our members carry voice pagers, and these are activated when you call 592-2222 or are transferred to it via 911.
If you are calling for an emergency, you will hear the following message “You have reached the Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department, state your name, location and nature of emergency” you will hear a beep, similar to an answering machine. Please leave all information, the message you leave is transferred to our pagers, and we will respond accordingly. It is very important that you leave your civic address, we have members on our department who are not originally from the area, and do not know locations based on your name. It is also very important that you have a clearly visible Civic Number displayed on your home.

If you accidentally call our emergency number we simply ask that you state “Sorry Wrong Number”. Individuals in areas with 911 service are asked to refrain from testing the service (i.e. calling and hanging up). Under the Emergency 911 Act, false, frivolous or vexatious calls to 911 are an offense with possible penalties of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment upon conviction.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be making an official announcement regarding full implementation of the new emergency 911 telephone service in the coming days. The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department will make another announcement at that time. Please watch our website for further updates www.nclcfd.ca

Corey Hudson
Assistant Fire Chief
Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Fire Department

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On November 8th and 9th, The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department hosted a 2 day Defensive Fire Fighter training course. The course was offered through Fire and Emergency Services. It was instructed by Ken Roche and Roy Langmead. It saw 3 of our own fire fighters complete the course, as well as 5 ERT’s from the Vale Long Harbour Processing Plant. The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Fire Department would like to thank Gary Rideout (Vale ERT Coordinator, and one of our newest members) for organizing the course. We would also like to thank the Firettes for the wonderful meal provided.

We are also happy to announce that on November 29th and 30th we will be hosting a SCBA course in conjunction with Vale at our Fire Hall, this will see 8 of our members and 5 Vale ERT’s certified in SCBA.

Classroom Training
Class Room Trainng Day 1

Pumper Training
Pumper Training

Hose Lays
Hose Lays

Hose Lays
Hose Lays

Hose Training
Hose Training

Hose Training
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The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate fire fighters who recently completed regional training courses. These training courses are vital to continued education of our fire department.

 

Defensive Fire Fighting – Torbay – Jeff Newhook

Defensive Fire Fighting – Whitbourne – Samantha Newhook

Vehicle Traffic Management – Springdale – Gerry Bond

Vehicle Traffic Management – Springdale – Stephen Piercey

Vehicle Traffic Management – Springdale – Corey Hudson

Fire Department Operations – Springdale – Cecil Warren

Fire Department Operations – Springdale – Bernell White

This past weekend (May 25-26 2013) 5 members of the Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department, traveled to central Newfoundland to participate in the annual fire school. Fire and Emergency Services Newfoundland and Labrador in conjunction with area fire departments hosts this event. It allows volunteer fire fighters to gain access to valuable training.

This Past weekend members participated in 2 training courses. SCBA – Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Training (Cecil Warren), and Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters (Samantha Newhook, Michael Williams, Gerald Bond, and Corey Hudson). The information learnt at these events will be brought back to all members and used in in house training programs.

Fire Fighter Samantha Newhook using foam nozzle.

Fire Fighter Samantha Newhook training foam nozzle.

 

 

Fire Fighter Michael Williams - Training on Foam Nozzle

Fire Fighter Michael Williams – Training on Foam Nozzle

 

Members of NCLCFD and Instructor Leo White (L-R; Gerald Bond, Samantha Newhook, Leo White, Corey Hudson, and Michael Williams)

Members of NCLCFD and Instructor Leo White (L-R; Gerald Bond, Samantha Newhook, Leo White, Corey Hudson, and Michael Williams)

 

Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters - Fire School 2013

Marine Fire Fighting for Land Based Fire Fighters – Fire School 2013

42nd Annual Fireman’s Ball

April, 13 2013

7:30pm

Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Community Centre

Dinner and Dance

Music by Donnie Hutchings

Cold Plate Meal Supper supplied by Smith’s Takeout

Tickets $10.00 Single

For Tickets or Information Contact

Colin Newhook (Fire Chief) – 709-592-2998 or 709-699-7034

Corey Hudson (Assistant Fire Chief) – 709-592-2740 or 709-680-2711

Cecil Warren (Fire Captain) -709-592-2098

Bill Hurley (Fire Captain) – 709-592-2909

On January 30 2013, the Town of Norman’s Cove-Long Cove appointed Colin Newhook as Fire Chief of the Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department for a period of 2 years. Chief Colin appointed senior officers and executive members on February 4.

 

Fire Chief: Colin Newhook

Assistant Fire Chief:  Corey Hudson

Captain: William Hurley

Captain: Cecil Warren

Captain: Mark Thorne

Training Officer: Cecil Warren

Breathing Apparatus Technician: Richard Butt

SecretaryCorey Hudson

TreasurerMark Thorne

 

Fire Fighters

William Newhook

Brian Piercey

Darren Smith

Bernell White

Gerald Bond

Samantha Newhook

Cordell Callan

Edward Piercey

Martin Piercey

Gary Warren

Stephen Piercey

Cory Smith

Micheal Hurley

Jeff Newhook

 

The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new members, anyone interested in applying for membership is asked to contact Chief Colin or Assistant Chief Corey.

 

 

The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all residents, businesses and organizations that took part in the annual Santa Claus Parade. It was a great success with a number of floats and characters. The Firettes would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to the local food bank. 2903 Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Army Cadets would also like to thank everyone for their donations to the annual Happy Tree gift project.

 

The Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department would also like to thank Parsons Trucking of Southern Harbour for the used of the Tractor Trailer to haul the Santa Float.