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TRURO – Two compliance orders have been issued to the Nova Scotia Firefighters School after an incident earlier this month left a Truro firefighter deceased.

Shannon Kerr, spokesperson for the department, confirmed the equipment involved in the incident was a fire extinguisher. Skyler Blackie, a 28-year-old firefighter with the Truro Fire Service, was critically injured during a training incident on March 9. He passed away on March 20 from his injuries.

Kerr said no stop work orders have been issued in relation to the incident.

The two compliance orders include:

  • An order to remove all similar equipment, send for inspection and provide the department with the results of the inspection once completed;
  • An order to supply the department with all training and certification records.

No further information is available, as the investigation into the incident continues.

A regimental funeral service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. March 30 at the Colchester Legion Stadium.

The Town of Truro posted on its website that a procession would begin at 10 a.m. at Victoria Square (Commercial Street), and proceed down Prince Street, turning left onto Lorne Street and heading to the stadium. People wishing to pay their respects may line the streets prior to the procession.

A parking ban on Prince Street between Commercial and Lorne streets will be in place during the procession.