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Firefighter awarded compensation for abuse on military base

A firefighter has been awarded compensation after enduring abuse and equipment tampering at a Halifax naval base because he is gay. >> Read full article

Wellington North to introduce PTSD procedures and support

Wellington North Fire Service, and other fire departments in Wellington County, Ont., are taking strides to offer support for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. >> Read full article

Nelson and its firefighters resort to arbitration

The City of Nelson, B.C., and its firefighters are resorting to binding arbitration after four years without a labour contract. The previous contract was also decided by arbitration and resulted in a 24.5 per cent increase over five years. >> Read full article

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Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, editor Laura King reports on a proposed new fire fighting curriculum based on fire dynamics, a fitness and wellness program in Barrie, Ont., and one department's hygiene and decontamination initiative – implemented at a reasonable cost. >> Learn More…

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Municipalities struggling to pay police and firefighters

Data from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario indicates that first responders have received significant wage hikes compared to other government workers, and municipal officials say these wage increases are eating away at their budgets faster than taxpayers can handle. >> Read full article

Fire crews free man burned in tar spill

A total of 18 firefighters and four trucks were called to Toronto's east end after a five-tonne truck spilt hot tar on a worker. Armed with grinding wheels and box cutters, fire crews worked to cut away at the quickly hardening tar that enveloped and burned the man. >> Read full article

Fire in Shamattawa community started by six kids: RCMP

A northern Manitoba community is in a state of emergency after six children, under the age of 12, started a fire that spread to the community’s only grocery store. Firefighters used hydrants and a truck, normally used to deliver water, to put out the flames because the community’s only fire truck is not working. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Cariboo Regional District annual Fire Chief’s Workshop and Tradeshow

October 21-22, 2016
Location: Williams Lake, B.C. >> More Info