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Firefighters start petition to reinstate former chief

The union representing firefighters in Dieppe, N.B., has started a petition to have the former fire chief reinstated. Charles Leblanc, who had been chief since 2002, was removed from the job earlier this month and city hall won't say why, stating it doesn't comment on human-resources matters. >> Read full article

Flood cleanup underway in Fort McMurray

First it was fire, now it’s water. Less than two months after Fort McMurray residents returned home after wildfires devastated the city, the oilsands town has been inundated with floodwaters. >> Read full article

Man charged with murder in fatal apartment fire

A 66-year-old Hamilton, Ont., man will be charged with first-degree murder after emergency crews found a 65-year-old woman dead at the scene of an apartment fire. >> Read full article

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    Battling the beast: the fight to save Fort Mac

    Jody Butz was one of three men tasked with figuring out how to stop a ferocious wildfire from consuming Fort McMurray in the early days of May. In the first 24 hours, he, Darby Allen, Dale Bendfeld and the teams they commanded fought hard, and without much outside help. They grappled not only with how to save the city, but also with whether their agonizing decisions would save lives – or further imperil them. And some of those decisions still haunt them. >> Learn More…

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    Firefighter credit naloxone for saving lives

    Four times over the B.C. Day long weekend, firefighters in Vancouver administered a life-saving drug to someone suffering from an opioid overdose. It’s something that wouldn’t have been able to take place one year ago. >> Read full article

    Fire destroys migrant-workers’ living quarters

    A fire early on July destroyed a barn in Mount Pleasant, Ont.,Fort that contained living quarters for farm workers. >> Read full article

    Firefighters rescue horse trapped in gully

    Tuesday morning a group of Mississauga firefighters showed their versatility when they rescued a horse stuck in a gully near the Halton/Peel border and apparently minutes from death. >> Read full article

     Event Calendar 

    Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs annual conference

    Aug. 17-20
    Location: Dawson City >> More Info

    Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs FireCon

    Sept. 8-10, 2016
    Location: Thunder Bay, Ont. >> More Info

    Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association AGM and educational seminar

    Sept. 10, 2016
    Location: Ottawa >> More Info

    Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation memorial service

    Sept. 11, 2016
    Location: Ottawa >> More Info