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OPFFA criticizes Ontario paramedics

In a campaign that criticizes the province’s paramedics, Ontario firefighters say they have a plan to improve response times for medical emergencies. Ontario Professional Fire Fighters’ Association released a video this week that slams the province’s paramedic system, saying response times are too slow, while costs continue to rise.

New trial for fire chief in sexual assault case

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for Robert Bennett, a former fire chief from Fort St. James, B.C., who had been convicted of sexually assaulting three female firefighters.

Toronto firefighter charged with sexual assault

A firefighter has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in connection with allegations by a female co-worker who came forward earlier this year, alleging a long history of harassment and discrimination during her time with the Toronto Fire Service.
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Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik reports on a lack of insurance coverage for Kitchener, Ont., firefighters; and a spike in fentanyl overdoses in Winnipeg that’s also posing a risk to firefighter-paramedics. Plus, Ed Brouwer emphasizes the need for incident commander training at volunteer departments. » Read more...
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Three people leave jobs at Vernon Fire Department

There’s a movement within a number of upper level jobs at the Vernon Fire Department, but Mayor Akbal Mund says the public has nothing to worry about. » Read more...

Salt Spring Fire Protection District has a new chief

Acting fire chief Arjuna George has accepted the position of Salt Spring Fire Chief offered to him by the Salt Spring Fire Protection District. According to a press release issued by board chair Mitchell Forest on Tuesday evening, the employment was previously approved by the full board of trustees. » Read more...

Traffic lights of concern for Kelowna and West Kelowna fire departments

The emergency Traffic Pre-emptive System has been broken since April and no one can say when it will be fixed. The system has been in place for almost ten years ensuring Highway 97 traffic lights change from red to green when a fire truck approaches. » Read more...

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