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Union levies fines, suspends two-hatters

Four firefighters with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services in Ontario, who also work paid on-call in a composite department in nearby Halton Hills, have been suspended by their association and face increasing fines if they continue to serve the community in which they live. The ruling, by a trial board of the IAFF, has implications for other municipalities that use career firefighters from other jurisdictions as paid on-call workers.

Fort McMurray names new chief

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has appointed Jody Butz, assistant deputy chief for Regional Emergency Services, as the new fire chief for Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. Butz played a key role during the Horse River wildfire in 2016; he takes the top job on Feb. 27.
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Fighting the fentanyl crisis

No one signs up to be a firefighter to do what crews in Vancouver’s downtown east side do every day: administer lifesaving anti-overdose drugs to opioid users – sometimes several times a day. Although management in Vancouver says it recognizes the challenging working conditions, firefighters say the issue is bigger than the department can handle, and they want Ottawa to implement a national strategy to tackle the opioid problem. » Read more...
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Sharp minds make good decisions

We know the brain is one of the most important organs in the body; it has a function in every bodily action, every thought and every emotion. As Elias Markou writes in his Well being column in Canadian Firefighter, the brain needs to be looked after very carefully. Markou recommend that firefighters consider using these five supplements for the brain as part of their daily regimen. » Read more...

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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