Compliance orders issued to N.S. Fire School

WAVERLEY: The Department of Labour and Advanced Education have issued two compliance orders to the N.S. Firefighters School in Waverley following an incident that resulted in the death of a firefighter.

Shannon Kerr, spokeswoman with the department, confirmed to Hub Now, a sister paper to The Laker, on March 22 that no stop work order was issued.

“We have issued two Compliance Orders,” Kerr said.

She said those orders were: An order to remove all similar equipment, send for inspection and provide the department with the results of the inspection once completed; and an order to supply the department with all training and certification records.

Skyler Blackie, a career firefighter with Truro who was formerly a volunteer in Fall River, was critically injured in an incident on March 9. He passed away as a result of his injuries on March 20.

Kerr confirmed some of what was involved in the training incident.

“We can confirm that the equipment involved in this incident was a fire extinguisher,” she said. “We have no further information to share at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.”

The Town of Truro has posted updated information pertaining to Blackie’s funeral.

On it’s website, it says the procession will begin at 10 am at Victoria Square (Commercial Street) and proceed down Prince Street, turning left onto Lorne Street to Colchester Legion Stadium. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m.

People wishing to pay respects may line those streets prior to 10am on Saturday.

There will be a parking ban on Prince Street between Commercial Street and Lorne Street.