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