Firefighter Plate Policy
In a move to distinguish firefighters in New Brunswick, and at the request of the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs, the Minister of Transportation, and subsequently, the Minister of Public Safety, have granted approval for the issuance and use of a special motor vehicle licence plate to active firefighters in the province.
In order that the system, by which firefighter plates are issued, is understood, this document will define the parameters that have been agreed upon.
Qualifying for Firefighter Plates
The Fire Chief will authorize firefighter plates for members who have completed Firefighter 1 training or have been a standing member of the department for a one-year period. It will be prudent that the NBAFC is discrete in the choice of persons it considers appropriate for license plates. The final authority will be with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Safety.
Eligibility List Procedures
1. The Fire Chief or a designate, Industrial Fire Chiefs and the Provincial Fire Marshal will be responsible for compiling the list of their active firefighters or Regional Fire Marshals. This list is to include the person’s complete name and address including postal code in order to distinguish between same surnames.
2. The list of “names” eligible for firefighter license plates will be sent to a person, designated by the NBAFC. This designate will be a member or officer of the Board of Directors of the NBAFC. The NBAFC reserves the right to be the final arbitrator for those who qualify for plates.
3. Chief Officers, or a designate, will send updates of their firefighters to the office of the NBAFC. Changes could consist of new recruits, retirees, persons to be removed, address changes, etc. The updates should be current with the roster (i.e., WorkSafeNB) and spelling of both first and last name to be accurate.
4. The NBAFC designate will use these updates to modify the master list that will be transmitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Service New Brunswick (SNB) on the 15th of each month. The master list will be sent in two formats (alphabetical and department). No additions or deletions will be sent to DPS or SNB at any other time.
1. To be eligible, the vehicle registration must list the firefighter’s own name.
• The vehicle can be in joint ownership with the firefighter and their spouse.
• Leased vehicles qualify if the vehicle is leased in the firefighter’s personal name.
• Company vehicles qualify if the company name is listed with the firefighter’s name on the eligibility list. The registration must list the company name as the vehicle owner c/o the firefighter’s name. Vehicles leased by a company are not eligible.
2. A firefighter may have plates for up to two (2) vehicles as long as the vehicles are registered in that person’s name. It is the Fire Chief’s responsibility to police this issue.
3. Vehicles over 4,499 kg (GVW) (3,001 kg unladen weight) do not qualify; only passenger and light commercial vehicles qualify.
4. Proof of insurance is required when applying for plates.
5. The old license plates must be surrendered upon issuance of firefighter plates.
6. The cost of the plates and registration fees follow provincial guidelines (registration fees will continue to be required).
7. When a person is no longer eligible for firefighter plates, the plates must be surrendered upon renewal. A regular license plate will be issued and a replacement fee must be paid.
Defacing of plates – Under Section 30(2) of the present Motor Vehicle Act it is against the law to deface a license plate and there can be a substantial penalty with a fine.
30(2) Every registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than thirty centimetres from the ground measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible and shall be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible to a person on the highway in front or in rear of the vehicle as the case may be.
1955, c.13, s.21; 1961-62, c.62, s.8; 1973, c.59, s.4; 1977, c.M-11.1, s.17; 1998, c.30, s.3.
Motion Dan McCoy, Only Fire Fighters who are on the Work Safe NB and/or Firefighter Compensation list submitted by the Fire Chief will be eligible to receive firefighters license plate, 2nd Raymond LeBlanc Motion carried.
Changes and additions to this policy may be made, from time to time, by the Board of Directors of the NBAFC with agreement from the appropriate officials at the Department of Public Safety.
Advertise with us
The main stream is the advertising banner (300 x 600) that appears on the right side of the site. It is a rotating banner that cycles between all who advertise on the site. The cost is $500 per year from 1 June to 31 May of the following year. Invoices will be pro-rated to reflect that billing cycle in order to simplify the accounting aspect of this line of business.
If you are interested in adding your company with an advertising banner please contact the undersigned.
Lynne Gallant-Valley, Executive Director
998 King Ave, Bathurst, NB, E2A 1S1
Classified ads on the NBAFC website are for non-commercial purposes only. They are open to fire departments that need to sell an apparatus or any fire related equipment.
An ad cost $80. The ad will run for an unlimited amount of time until such time that the item sells or that the originator request to remove the ad. Payment must be made by cheque at the time of submission. Cheques will be made payable to the NBAFC.
Request for classified ads must be sent to the Executive Director by electronic mail (email) or by mail. The preferred method being email. Email submissions will include the details of the ad with the picture or pictures in attachment. Mail submissions will include the details of the ad on paper with the picture or pictures in the envelop. Details of the ad must be as short and as clear as possible.
By mail: 998 King Ave, Bathurst, NB, E2A 1S1
By email: email@example.com
You are not alone
The New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs have established a 24/7 toll-free confidential support service line for firefighters in NB.
The New Brunswick Firefighter Peer Support Network (NBFPSN) will be answered by fellow firefighters to help those in need of mental health support.
Team members have mental health training specific to the needs of the firefighters. Whether it’s a line of duty incident, substance dependence, personal issues, suicidal thoughts or just an understanding voice, they are there 24/7/365.
NBFPSN volunteers with thousands of hours of fire ground training, have the resources to connect firefighters to long-term treatment, while providing short-term tools and support.
- Chimo Helpline: Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick (website)
- Peer Support Poster: Download the NBFPSN poster to pass along at your station (download here)
911 Operating Procedures Directive
Operating Procedures Directive – Revised January 2016
Appendix A – Incident Report Form
Appendix H – Notice of Planned Exercise
MSAG – Master Street Address Guide
School Bus Training Program
The NBAFC in cooperation with the Province of New Brunswick’s Vehicle Management Branch and the Office of the Fire Marshal, have an agreement that allows access to surplus school buses for training firefighters in extrication at school bus accident incidents.
The Agreement stipulates that NBAFC will have access up to 10 disposed school bus bodies on an annual basis. The following conditions will apply:
- Application for the buses will be on a first come, first served basis.
- Application will be made to the NBCC by email at: Remi.St-Coeur@nbcc.ca
- The applicant will be contacted and be responsible to have the surplus school bus towed from it’s location to the training facility. Every effort will be made to locate surplus buses near to the training location.
- It will be the responsibility of the training agency / local fire department to dispose of the remains of the bus when the training is complete. This is not generally a problem as local scrap metal dealers will usually acquire the bodies.
- Please indicate in the application the date the training is scheduled so the NBAFC can attempt to meet your schedule
The NBAFC, the Office of the Fire Marshal or the Province of New Brunswick Vehicle Management Branch does NOT guarantee the condition of the bus or the certainty that supply of surplus school buses can meet the demand.
The NBAFC thanks the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Province of New Brunswick for making these vehicles available for training for the firefighters of New Brunswick.
All questions or comments regarding the School Bus Training Program (SBTP) to acquire surplus school buses, shall be made at the email or mailing address mentioned above.
Incident Command System 100 (I-100) – Registration
Incident Command 100 is an Introduction to the Incident Command System and is intended for personnel assigned to an incident or event who have a minimum requirement for understanding ICS. The I-100 course is an online self-study, and students are required to complete a final exam.This course reviews the ICS organization, basic terminology, and common responsibilities. It will provide basic information about the Incident Command System to enable you to work in a support role at an incident or event, or to support an incident from an off-site location.
For access to this course contact NB EMO at: 1-800-561-4034 or EMO@gnb.ca
(From ICS Canada Website)