- Tom Yetman
Spent the last two weeks on the Burin Peninsula, visiting schools in St.Lawrence, Lawn, Rushoon, Marystown, Lamaline and St. Bernards. The program was very well received by all students and teachers in the region. According to teachers, Fire Departments in all these areas, are very well connected to the schools.
- Tom Yetman
Since the Brief presentation in December , I have been busy with association activities. In February, I participated in CAFC Government Relations week in Ottawa where we represented NL on the Federal fire scene. As I am now an elected board member with Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Fire Chief Duane Antle was appointed to represent us as NL Association representative on the National Advisory council of which I can no longer participate as I am now a CAFC executive board member. Therefore, both Duane and I were both in Ottawa to meet with MP and and attend board meetings. We had a productive 3 days meeting several key ministers and MP on areas of fire services nationally. Key topics this year were lobbying for federal training program for first responders to rail incidents and haz-mat incidents, Sprinkler protection for facilities of vulnerable populations, and funding for Canada's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Teams.
Welcome to the new home of current news from your association. Our focus in the last couple years has been to put a major emphasis on the communications from your association. We want to keep our membership informed and up to date on all aspects of the association and the fire services in this province as a whole.
This can be evidenced in both the release of our electronic fire news, our increased presence on social media, our email subscription list, and our new website. Further to that, we want to give our president, regional directors, and staff, a place to bring the most current news directly to our members. In the past, there were some efforts to create regional pages for each director to be able to post any news or events for their regions, but we feel that this will be a more effective and collaborative approach. Posts will be categorized with keywords, and will be published chronologically, so the information will readily available to anyone visiting the page. It will also ensure that the most current information is constantly flowing to our membership, supporters, partners, and public.
We look forward to this new endeavor, and what it will provide to our membership. While this new section of our site is going live this month, you should expect to begin seeing a more steady flow of information in coming months.
Thank you to all of you for your continued support of this association, and we look forward to what 2015 holds for the enhancement of the fire services in this province.
News from LNTB
Updates, Stories, and Photos from our travel across the province!