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Firefighters charged with multiple counts of arson

Two volunteer firefighters have been charged with setting fires in abandoned buildings, in vehicles and in fields in Cape Breton. The fire chief in Florence, N.S., says both firefighters responded to most of the calls and are good firefighters. Police Chief Peter McIsaac said the firefighters’ motivation may have been to create a “hero image” and experience the thrill of fighting the fires. >> Read full article

Municipality invokes retirement clause for chief

The chief of the Port Hope Fire Department in Ontario was requested to retire immediately last Tuesday afternoon by council. >> Read full article

Firefighter pay on agenda for mayors meeting

Should a firefighter in Prince George or Penticton receive the same annual raise as a firefighter in Vancouver or Delta? That's at the heart of a resolution that will be debated next month at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention. >> Read full article

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Laura King

Editor’s blog

If you haven’t been following, the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association is upset about a plan in Sault Ste. Marie to reduce the number of front-line, municipal firefighters by 20 over three years, through attrition, and increase the number of paramedics, given the volume of medical calls. As Laura King writes, the issue is provoking plenty of commentary. >> Learn More…

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Thieves steal thousands of dollars from fire department fundraiser

Members of the Steinbach Fire Department are in disbelief after thousands of dollars was stolen from their summer fundraiser. >> Read full article

Additional sprinklers recommended for exterior-driven structure fires

In this week’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week editor Laura King talks to Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis about the growing incidence of fires that start on the outside of multi-unit dwellings, reports on the rescue of several residents form a Montreal apartment building, and updates the status of wildfires in British Columbia. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs occupational health and safety training workshop

Sept. 14-15, 2016
Location Toronto >> More Info