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Saint John Fire Department Gala

Wow, after 227 years of existence, the Saint John Fire Department is hosting its inaugural Fire Department Gala.  The program for the Gala reads like a celebration of the Fire Service, but the underlying purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of The Salvation Army’s Community Outreach Program. 

It is anticipated that ticket sales will cover the cost to run the Gala, but will only generate a modest level of support for The Salvation Army’s Community Outreach Program.  This is where your sponsorship support will make a difference. This web page contains the general details of our sponsorship program.  Please help us help our community.

The Saint John Fire Department Gala Organizing Committee is looking forward to you joining us at our inaugural event.  We have an impressive menu and entertainment line-up.  See you on May 23, 2015.   For more details please contact us.


Saint John Fire Department

Saint John’s Fire Service has been operating since 1786. To this day, the citizens of Saint John have been extremely supportive of their Fire Service; they recognize the risks that are inherent in the oldest incorporated city that is the most industrialized in eastern Canada, and has a vast land mass of 126 square miles.

Fire and Rescue Services focus on reducing the loss of life, personal injury, property damage or impact on the environment caused by  fire, accident, medical emergency, or hazardous materials release. Service includes:

• Fire Rescue and Suppression
• Technical Rescue
• Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
• Fire Prevention
• Fire Investigation
• Medical First Responder

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The Salvation Army

As you know, The Salvation Army has been a real presence in our community for over 125 years, constantly working behind the scenes, assisting those living on the margins of society and in great need.   Through innovative and practical programs, The Salvation Army continues to help every day of the year to alleviate the struggle of those most vulnerable in our community; those with mental illness, physical disabilities, addictions and many others who find themselves forgotten in our society. The Army strives to meet the real life needs of these individuals.

Your local Salvation Army currently supports the following outreach programs: 

  • Christmas - This past year The Salvation Army assisted over 500 families with groceries and gifts for children.
  • Hope Café - Open weekdays providing food and a social backdrop to about 60 people a day.
  • Emergency Assistance – Annually, over 6,000 individuals are helped with food, personal items, prescriptions, furniture, hydro, rent, etc.
  • 50+ Club – A weekly program that includes outings & activities followed by  a meal.
  • Free Tax Preparation - Available year-round to low income families/individuals.
  • Chapel – A weekly user-friendly church service followed by  a meal.
  • Holiday Camp - A week of camping adventure in Nova Scotia geared towards children who normally would not have the camp adventure opportunity.
  • Advocacy - Mediation between clients and landlords, hydro providers, Social Workers etc. to speak for those unable to articulate for themselves.
  • Referrals - With a focus on networking with community partners, The Salvation Army is able to make intelligent referrals to specific peoples within organizations.