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Alberta orders review of Fort McMurray fire response

Alberta has ordered a review into how it responded to the huge wildfire that destroyed parts of the Fort McMurray region and forced close to 90,000 people from their homes. >> Read full article

South African firefighters well paid: company

The South African company hired to bring in a crew to help fight the Fort McMurray wildfire says its workers are more highly paid than their Canadian counterparts when wages are adjusted for cost of living. >> Read full article

Crews battle five-alarm fire in St. Laurent

Dozens of firefighters were called to battle the flames at a public works building in St. Laurent, Que., Wednesday morning, as the fire expanded to a five-alarm blaze. >> Read full article

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The news out of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association conference in Collingwood Monday – that the province will review the union’s firefighter/primary-care paramedic proposal – is not surprising to those who’ve been paying attention. But as Laura King writes, it sure has hit a nerve. >> Learn More…

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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 Ontario calling an inquest into the deaths of two men during cold water rescue training; editor Laura King has an update from the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. conference; and Chief Tom DeSorcy explains how a training exercise taught firefighters new techniques for responses to flammable-liquids rail incidents. >> Learn More


Officials probe fatal fire in Minden Hills

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal fire at a home in Minden Hills, Ont., Saturday night. Investigators described the fire as being severe. >> Read full article

Report calls for more firefighters, new fire hall

Prince George Fire Rescue in British Columbia needs to build a new fire hall and hire as many as 20 more firefighters to meet the demands unique to the city, according to a report to city council. >> Read full article

Lightning sparks fires in Northwest Territories

Four new wildfires started in the Northwest Territories over the weekend, the largest of which is burning about 100 kilometres outside Fort Simpson. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Can-Am Police-Fire Games

July 16-24, 2016
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont. >> More Info

Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario convention and trade show

July 25-Aug. 1, 2016
Location: Wainfleet, Ont. >> More Info