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Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services conference 2011
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The Ontario contingent at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services conference in Gander June 17-20 with NLAFS  president Vince MacKenzie (second from left): Kitchener Fire Chief, OAFC president and FFIC columnist Tim Beckett, FFIC editor Laura King, and Woodstock firefighter and FFIC/CFF columnist Mark van der Feyst.  
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Opening ceremonies at the NLAFS in Gander, June 2011. NLAFS trade show 2011.



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NLAFS Region 1 director Melvin Harnum, from Heart's Delight. NLAFS presdident Vince MacKenzie at the trade show Friday night.


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Former Brampton, Ont., firefighter Michael Raine , who is now the chief in Portugal Cove-St. Philips, with deputy chief Ian Mercer.  Friday night at the NLAFS conference.


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Open forum with the NLAFS executive. FFIC columnist Mark van der Feyst during his "Profiling for rescue" presentation at the NLAFS conference.


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Corner Brook fire chief Neville Wheaton and friends - Wheaton is president of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association, which holds its conference in Fredericton in July.   Screeching-In of the come-from-aways Saturday night - this is before the silly hats, dancing of jigs and consuming of Newfoundland and Labrador, um, specialties.


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 The one-man band!  The Ontario contingent . . .


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FFIC columnists Mark van der Feyst (left) and Vince MacKenzie, president of the NLAFS and fire chief in Grand Falls-Windsor. Corner Brook chief Neville Wheaton cuts a rug! 


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 The Ontario contingent with new BFFs from Fogo Island!  Vince, Tracey and Roxanne . . .


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Group picture - need a wider lens! Serious business . . .  



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NLAFS members listen to discussion on a proposal to write a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper opposing the closure of the 12-person search-and-rescue call centre in St. John's. The motion to write a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper opposing the closure of the maritime rescue centre, passes.


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Applause after the motion passes. Prize draw!


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Keeper of the ballots Melvin Harnum . . . Trade show guru Wince Crocker.



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OAFC president Tim Beckett, hoping his ballot gets picked in the prize draw. It did! Runway models . . .


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The Twillingate mobile - a big hit! Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale addresses the NLAFS at the banquet Sunday night.


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The Ontario contingent - cleans up well! A classy evening . . .


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Premier Dunderdale and President MacKenzie present a 40-year longservice award from the associaiton to Gerald Ingram Channel-Port aux Basques. Premier Dunderdale and President MacKenzie presents a 40-year longservice award from the association to Eric Edison from Botwood.  


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President MacKenzie addresses NLAFS members at Sunday night's banquet. NLAFS past-president Richard Murphy speaks after receiving a lifetime membership in the association.


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Sunday night banquet. The 2011-2012 executive with Fire Commissioner Fred Hollett (right).


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OAFC president Tim Becket addresses the NLAFS. FFIC columnist and Woodstock, Ont., firefighter Mark van der Feyst with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale. 


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The gentlemen from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The red serge was a big hit!