Garage Damaged by Fire
Division Chief Shawn White
The KVFD is proud to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Shawn White to Division Chief. DC White joined the KVFD as a volunteer in 2000 and became a career firefighter in 2004. He was promoted to Senior Firefighter in 2011 and then to Lieutenant in 2015.
DC White holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and has completed certificate programs in Fire Service Leadership and Fire Service Administration from Dalhousie University. DC White is a certified fire service instructor and fire inspector and will be responsible for employee development and safety.
We wish Shawn all the best in his new position.
Junior Firefighter Camp
Our 2nd Annual Junior Firefighter Camp is all set for July 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm for children aged 10 to 12.
Fire destroys Quispamsis family's home
Finance Administrator (20 hours/week)
- Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field.
- Strong working knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.
- Experience with budget, accounting, and reporting systems.
- Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
- Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor.
- Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- High standard of professionalism and attention to detail
- Strong computer skills including Sage (Simply Accounting) and Microsoft Office
- Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality
2018 Annual Report
From floods to radio systems, 2018 was a significant year for the KVFD. Have a look back at 2018 by reviewing our annual report.
Fire Damages Home in Quispamsis
Joint Mental Health Initiative
The Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department, in partnership with the Kennebecasis Firefighter’s Union, is pleased to announce the launch of its Joint Mental Health Initiative. This initiative, with a simple goal of keeping our members healthy, has four main areas of focus including both preventative and reactive measures.
These areas include prevention (stigma, resiliency, education, workplace culture) emergency response (during and post incident), organizational crisis, and individual issues ranging from family issues to PTSD.
With support from our IAFF Peer Support members, our Chaplain, Dr. Bruce Smith, and members of our management team, the department is proud to support our members with this initiative. Throughout the month of February, the department will be delivering a “Road to Mental Readiness” refresher course to our members and hosting Michael Johnston, founder of Hope for Heroes Canada, to discuss PTSD.
Busy Weekend for KVFD Firefighters
Friday night began a busy weekend for KVFD firefighters with an accident on Highway 1 and at the same time a smell of gas in a home in Quispamsis. On Saturday in French Village, a car was destroyed by fire and damaged a nearby garage. Later that afternoon, Tank 1 assisted Hampton Fire Rescue with water supply for a fully involved garage fire. Saturday evening firefighters assisted the Kennebecasis Regional Police with scene lighting and an area search while they searched for a missing person in Rothesay.
Van Damaged by Fire in Quispamsis
Photo credit: Paul Wood