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Two-hatters await trial decision

Four Mississauga firefighters, who are also part-time firefighters in Halton Hills, Ont., face possible sanctions for two-hatting, a practice that violates the IAFF constitution. Meantime, part-time firefighters in Caledon, Ont., have the support of the municipality, which has agreed to fight the union and cover firefighters’ legal costs.

Chief calls for government action on fire safety

A series of deadly fires has prompted the fire chief in Port Colborne, Ont., to make an impassioned plea for leadership from the provincial and federal governments.

Windsor council rejects funding for training

Windsor Fire and Rescue Services won't be able to perform ice and water rescues, after city council rejected a $40,000 funding request. Currently, Windsor firefighters can only help people from the shore and need to call neighbouring municipalities for assistance if a rescue involves water or ice.
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Front Seat

Front seat

It was probably five years into Jason Clark’s firefighting days when he showed up to the station for a call and was one of the senior firefighters present: there were no red helmets and no whites to be found, just a bunch of yellow-helmet firefighters looking to go on a call and get the job done. As Clark writes in his Front seat column in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter, the hot seat was the last one to get filled. So Clark thought, “I can work a radio and I can read a map, so how hard can it be to run a truck?” » Read more...

Leveraging the leader line

Columnist Tim Llewellyn explains in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter the benefits of the leader line. “A leader line is an effective tool that has multiple roles in fire suppression,” Llewellyn writes. “But stretching leader lines and advancing attack lines from them is quite different than bread-and-butter pre-connected cross lay hose lines. If success is desired, the methods must be practiced.” » Read more...
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