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N.B. chief re-elected as CVFSA president


December 6, 2007
By Fire Fighting in Canada

Chief Kennedy said the CVFSA released an important document in July called Establishing mutual-aid agreements in small emergency service organizations.

At
the annual general meeting of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services
Association on Sept. 22 in Penticton, B.C., Chief Fred Kennedy of
Blackville, N.B., was elected national president for a second term.
Retired Fire Chief Martin Bell of Lunenburg District, Nova Scotia, was
elected national vice president and retired Fire Chief James Hayter of
Alviston, Ont., moved to the office of secretary from treasurer. Chief
Terry Stauffer of Westlock, Alta., is the new treasurer.

Chief
Kennedy said the CVFSA released an important document in July called
Establishing mutual-aid agreements in small emergency service
organizations. He said that reminding, informing and educating
government leaders of the services that volunteer firefighters provide
is crucial. He also noted that the CVFSA worked with the Canadian
Association of Fire Chiefs this year on national issues and thanked the
CAFC for reinstituting a seat on its board for a CVFSA representative.

In
his annual report, Chief Bell said the mission of the CVFSA is to
assist volunteer and part-time firefighters by working with the private
sector and the government to ensure the volunteer fire service remains
a vibrant entity. He noted that the CVFSA executive had several
meetings this year with government leaders in Ottawa to discuss issues
on behalf of Canadian firefighters.