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Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage

Premier and Public Safety Minister inspect flood damage

Premier David Alward and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup inspected some of the flood damage in and around Sussex today. In photo, they are briefed on the situation by Red Cross official Bill Lawlor. From left: Northrup; Lawlor and Alward.

Provincial government supporting New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association

Provincial government supporting New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association

The provincial government is providing a $65,000 grant to support the New Brunswick Ground Search and Rescue Association. From left: Kenn Hong, first vice-president of the association; Kevin Wilson, treasurer; Beth Corey-McCready, secretary; Matt Cameron, president; and Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian Macdonald, representing Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup.

Update / Train derailment

Update / Train derailment

The Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Measures Organization continues to monitor a train derailment that happened Jan. 7 in Wapske near Plaster Rock. The Emergency Measures Organization has regional staff on the ground and has activated a regional operations centre in the area. An evacuation area, with a two-kilometre radius, remains in effect and is secured by the RCMP.

Fire Chief for a Day

Fire Chief for a Day

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Bruce Northrup holds the winning ballot in the annual Fire Chief for a Day draw. Each year, about 50,000 students from kindergarten to Grade 5 receive the “Fire Safety Gazette,” published by the Office of the Fire Marshal and which contains age-relevant fire prevention information as well as a ballot to enter the draw. ...

Crime prevention efforts recognized

Crime prevention efforts recognized

Individuals and organizations from across the province were honoured for their crime prevention efforts at the annual luncheon of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick. Front row, from left: Linda Patterson, chair, Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick; Brian Ford, acting inspector, Fredericton Police Force; Guy Ouellette, Insurance Board of Canada; Const. Paul Cyr, Edmundston Police Force; Louise Michaud, ...

Police Leadership Awards presented to RCMP officers and investigators

Police Leadership Awards presented to RCMP officers and investigators

The New Brunswick Police Leadership Awards were presented today by the Department of Public Safety to the 15 team members who were involved in RCMP J Division's Hilary Bonnell investigation from 2009-2012. Shown seated front from left are Nepisiguit MLA Ryan Riordon; Cpl. Pat Gould, Moncton detachment; Sgt. Roland Sauvageau, Fredericton detachment; and Cpl. Daryl Perry, Moncton detachment. Back from ...

Provincial government enhances policing, public education to support child Internet safety

Provincial government enhances policing, public education to support child Internet safety

The provincial government is taking several measures to protect children when they go online. More experts are being added to the RCMP’s Internet protection unit in New Brunswick, and a public awareness campaign aimed at children and families will be carried out later this year. From left: Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; Fredericton-Silverwood MLA Brian MacDonald; ...

Fire safety for pets

Fire safety for pets

Five pet oxygen masks were presented to two local fire departments to help care for animals involved in fires, traffic collisions or other emergencies. This is part of the Fur Safety campaign, sponsored by the New Brunswick SPCA and the Office of the Fire Marshal. Individuals and organizations can sponsor a $100-mask kit for their local department, or the departments ...

Fire safety for pets

Fire safety for pets

Five pet oxygen masks were presented to two local fire departments to help care for animals involved in fires, traffic collisions or other emergencies. This is part of the Fur Safety campaign, sponsored by the New Brunswick SPCA and the Office of the Fire Marshal. Individuals and organizations can sponsor a $100-mask kit for their local department, or the departments ...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week

National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors visited the Miramichi 9-1-1 Centre in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators' Week. From left: Miramichi Police Supt. Randy Hansen; 9-1-1 dispatcher Leslie Crosse; 9-1-1 dispatcher Julie Campbell; and Trevors.

Provincial government investing in fire prevention

Provincial government investing in fire prevention

The Department of Public Safety is providing $60,000 to the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs to fund live fire training exercises, a workshop and fire prevention promotional materials. From left: Fire Marshal Norman Thibodeau; Oromocto Fire Chief Jody Price, past president of the association; Grand Falls Fire Chief Charles Kavanaugh, first vice-president of the association; Public Safety Minister and ...

Medal and certificate presented

Medal and certificate presented

New Brunswick Fire Marshal Norman Thibodeau was recently honoured with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and certificate, in honour of his long-standing work for the Government of New Brunswick and its fire service. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors is shown presenting the medal to Thibodeau.

Fire Chief for a Day draw held

Fire Chief for a Day draw held

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors drew the winning name for the Office of the Fire Marshal’s Fire Chief for a Day contest. Entries were submitted through the Fire Safety Gazette, a publication distributed in New Brunswick Elementary schools. The contest winner is Kyle Bernard of Sussex Elementary School. From left: Acting Fire Marshal Norm Thibodeau; Regional Fire ...

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is taking place Oct. 7-13 in New Brunswick. This year's theme, Have two ways out, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning at home and at work. Acting Fire Marshal Norman Thibodeau presented a plaque of appreciation to St. Martin’s Fire Chief Brian McKiel. The department hosted the official launch of Fire Prevention Week 2012 on ...

Declaration signed for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 – 13

Declaration signed for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 – 13

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors signed the provincial declaration to mark Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 – 13. The week is observed to remind New Brunswickers to renew their commitment to fire safety in their homes and places of work. From left: acting Fire Marshal Norman Thibodeau; Randy MacTavish, president, New Brunswick Association of Fire Prevention Officers; ...

Reminder to check smoke alarms and batteries

Reminder to check smoke alarms and batteries

New Brunswickers are reminded to check their smoke alarms and batteries at their seasonal residences this summer as part of the Alarmed and Ready campaign. Co-sponsored by the Department of Public Safety's Office of the Fire Marshal and the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the campaign has fire department staff going door-to-door and providing a free smoke alarm for homes that ...

New Southeast Regional Correctional Centre officially commissioned

New Southeast Regional Correctional Centre officially commissioned

The new Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac has been officially commissioned. From left: Shediac – Cap-Pelé MLA Victor Boudreau; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams; and Shediac Mayor Jacques LeBlanc.

Recovery program announced for flood victims

Recovery program announced for flood victims

The provincial government has announced a recovery program for victims of the recent flooding caused by ice jams. A meeting was held in Perth-Andover on March 29 to discuss the recovery process. From left: Premier David Alward; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; and Perth-Andover Mayor Rick Beaulieu. (Photography by Amanda)

Cleanup continues in Perth-Andover

Cleanup continues in Perth-Andover

Cleanup from the March 23 flood is continuing in the Perth-Andover area with the help of local authorities, firefighters and community and volunteer organizations. Pictured are members of the Perth-Andover Fire Department working to pump out a basement in the village. (Photography by Amanda)

Inspection teams at work in Perth-Andover

Inspection teams at work in Perth-Andover

Teams of provincial government health and safety inspectors have been at work in Perth-Andover since March 25, assessing properties that were damaged by the March 23 flood. Pictured are members of one of the teams. (Photography by Amanda)

River Watch 2012 / Water level warning

River Watch 2012 / Water level warning

In response to continuous melting caused by above-average temperatures, residents living and working along streams, tributaries and rivers are advised to remain on alert for potential ice jams. In Perth-Andover, water levels are above flood stage due to ice and water movement. Local authorities are evacuating residents in some low-lying areas in the community as a safety precaution. Photo shows ...

New RCMP deal ensures savings for Moncton region and Sackville

New RCMP deal ensures savings for Moncton region and Sackville

The provincial and federal governments have reached an agreement to ensure Greater Moncton and Sackville will no longer be required to pay the full cost of RCMP contract policing. From left: Sen. Carolyn Stewart-Olsen; Dieppe Deputy Mayor Paul LeBlanc; Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore; Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors; Premier David Alward; Wayne Lang, assistant commissioner and ...

Firefighters begin door-to-door campaign to test smoke alarms, batteries

Firefighters begin door-to-door campaign to test smoke alarms, batteries

Firefighters will visit thousands of homes across New Brunswick between March 4 and 19 to make sure households have working smoke alarms. This will be part of the Alarmed and Ready challenge, a partnership between the New Brunswick Fire Marshal's office, the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Front, from left: acting Fire Marshal ...

Police constable receives certificate of recognition

Police constable receives certificate of recognition

Todd Chadwick, a constable with the Miramichi Police Force, received a certificate of recognition from Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors for his leadership and dedication during the past nine years as a founding member of the Amber Alert program in New Brunswick. He was also recognized for his work as an Amber Alert provincial co-ordinator, helping to ...

New pamphlet explains ways to avoid abuse in teen dating

New pamphlet explains ways to avoid abuse in teen dating

A new publication, Teens and Dating: Tips for keeping abuse out of your relationship, has been released to help teens avoid abusive relationships. From left: Deborah Doherty, executive director, Public Legal Education and Information Service – New Brunswick; Marie-Claude Blais, minister of justice and consumer affairs as well as attorney general; and Lorraine Whalley, director, Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.