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MP questions lack of First Nations fire statistics

The federal government stopped keeping track of how many fires occur on First Nation reserves six years ago, causing concern about how officials will determine where to target funds for firefighting and prevention. >> Read full article

More firefighters needed to reduce OT costs: chief

Winnipeg fire-paramedic Chief John Lane says he needs to hire three dozen more firefighters in order to reduce overtime costs. >> Read full article

British Columbia expands overdose prevention efforts

British Columbia is bombarding the province with thousands of overdose-reversing naloxone kits as part of an all-out assault against a drug crisis. Over 11,000 people have been trained to administer naloxone, including first responders such as police officers and firefighters. >> Read full article

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B.C. chief advocates for sprinkler regulation

The fire chief in Pitt Meadows, B.C., hopes that a new regulation associated with British Columbia’s Building Act will pave the way for municipalities to adopt new enhanced sprinkler regulations. >> Read full article

Man charged with arson after fire at a Hamilton mosque

Hamilton, Ont., police have charged a man with arson after a fire was set at a downtown mosque overnight on Thursday. Emergency crews, including seven fire trucks, were called to the Ibrahim Jam-E Mosque just before 11:30 p.m. for reports of a fire. >> Read full article

Origin of Burns Bog fire revealed

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, Niche TV host Tamar Atik reports on the origins of the Burns Bog fire in B.C., editor Laura King reports from FireCon in Thunder Bay, and Fire Chief Vince MacKenzie explains how fire departments can take part in the CAFC’s Answer the Call program. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

Sept. 25-27, 2016
Location: St. John’s, N.L. >> More Info

SVFFA Fall Fire School and Trade Show

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016
Location: Melville, Sask. >> More Info

EMS World Expo

Oct. 3-7, 2016
Location: New Orleans >> More Info

Firehouse Expo

Oct. 18-22, 2016
Location: Nashville >> More Info