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Halifax approves changes to volunteer honorariums

Halifax regional council has voted to make several changes to the way it doles out honorariums to volunteer firefighters in the municipality. The money that volunteers receive for each point they accumulate is to be doubled, while honorariums will be paid quarterly rather than annually. >> Read full article

Kenora firefighters given a wage increase

Council in Kenora, Ont., is on the hook for increases to wages and benefits amounting to nearly $240,000 to settle a recent arbitration award to the Kenora Professional Firefighters Association for 2014 to 2016. Council will amend the 2016 operating budget, however some say this increase is not sustainable. >> Read full article

Union files complaint

The City of Brampton, Ont., and its fire chief have been accused of unfair labour practices by the association representing firefighters. The association is calling for, among other things, a “cease and desist” order and payment of damages. >> 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 the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs conference in St. John’s, a mentoring day for firefighter candidates in Mississauga, Ont., and our free Training Day. >> Learn More…

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MPs push for national PTSD strategy

An all-party committee of MPs is asking the federal government to take action on behalf of public safety officers and first responders who develop mental-health problems on the job. >> Read full article

Home in fatal fire not zoned for rooming house use

The Hamilton house in which three people died in a fire on Saturday was not zoned or licensed to be used as a lodging home. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire. Crews found a smoke alarm on the scene, but it is not clear if it was working during the fire. >> Read full article

Ontario adds names of 79 fallen firefighters to memorial

More than 200 people from across Ontario gathered at a service in Toronto on Sunday to pay their respects to 79 fallen firefighters. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

2016 Firefighter Career Expo

Oct. 22, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info

Southwestern Ontario Fire Trade Show

Oct. 26, 2016
Location: Leamington, Ont. >> More Info