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Inquest to examine fire training deaths

The deaths of a firefighter and a firefighting student during separate training exercises will be subject to an inquest, the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced last week. >> Read full article

Three firefighters injured battling house fire

Two firefighters were treated in hospital and a third was injured but not hospitalized after a multiple-alarm fire at a house in Hamilton, Ont., Saturday night. >> Read full article

Orillia firefighters won't follow county response plan

The fire department in Orillia, Ont., will continue responding to medical calls at long-term care homes, despite a proposal by the county to do away with so-called tiered emergency response at these facilities. >> Read full article

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Vancouver facing record number of calls

The Vancouver Firefighter’s Association says increased homelessness and drug overdoses are contributing to a record number of calls to the Downtown Eastside. >> Read full article

First responder peer-support group launches in Saskatchewan

A team of firefighters, EMS and mental-health professionals in Saskatchewan is offering relief to first responders who have experienced traumatic events in the workplace. >> Read full article

Fire TV: Toronto Fire Services lays new charge in connection with fatal fire

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week Niche TV host Tamar Atik reports on a new charge being laid in connection with February’s fatal fire at a Toronto Community Housing building for seniors. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

NFPA conference & expo

June 13-16, 2016
Location: Las Vegas >> More Info

IAFC International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 16-19, 2016
Location: Baltimore, Md. >> More Info

Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario annual memorial service

June 25, 2016
Location: Gravenhurst, Ont. >> More Info

Maritime Fire Chiefs Association annual conference

July 10-13, 2016
Location: Sydney, NS >> More Info