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Firefighters question need for station-location study

The city of Niagara Falls already has sufficient data needed to make a decision about when to build a new fire station, so there’s no need to “waste more tax money” on another study, says the union representing career firefighters.

Man arrested after firefighter monument spray painted

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after two memorials for first responders were vandalized in Moncton’s Victoria Park.

Alberta provides naloxone kits for all responders

Facing a grim and growing death toll from fentanyl overdoses — a total of 343 last year — the Alberta government announced Tuesday that naloxone kits will be available, at no cost, to first responders and to the public.

Toronto fire captain opens PTSD centre

Firefighter Kevin Webber remembers the time he responded to a call involving a five-month-old girl without vital signs. Webber, who had a daughter the same age at home, was devastated when attempts to revive the infant failed. He took six weeks off work to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Now the 46-year-old Toronto fire captain is opening a residential therapy centre exclusively for first responders with PTSD.
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A tough and effective Tabata workout

Fit for Duty columnist Sherry Dean – a Halifax firefighter and fitness trainer – pulls together a great workout, using old hoses instead of ropes. Halifax’s 2016 recruits were put through their paces using this four-minute Tabata – it’s challenging and intense but fun to do with crewmates. » Read more...

Extrication Tips

When it comes to extrication, starting from the beginning isn’t a bad idea. As Canadian Firefighter’s new extrication expert Chad Roberts writes, starting from the beginning should be considered a building block for success and understanding. » Read more...
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Register today for firefighter Career Expo

There’s still time to sign up for this weekend’s Career Expo, a day-long educational opportunity for anyone considering a firefighting career. On Saturday, in Vaughan, Ont., participants will hear from departments about their hiring processes, and there is ample opportunity to explore all aspects of fire fighting education and testing with subject-matter experts. >> Learn More

Canadian Firefighter Career Expo

Feb. 11, 2017
Location: Toronto
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Wildland urban interface conference

March 21-23, 2017
Location: Reno, Nev.
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association championships

March 24-April 2, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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