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Date set for inquest into firefighters’ deaths

An inquest date has been set to probe further into the deaths of two firefighters killed during training exercises. Dr. Rick Mann, regional supervising coroner for West Region in London, Ont. annouced the inquest will begin on May 9 to investigate the deaths of Adam Brunt, a firefighting student at Durham College, and Gary Kendall, a volunteer firefighter from Point Edward.

Grocery store fire prompts state of emergency

A state of emergency was declared Monday declared following a fire that destroyed the only grocery store in the remote northern Manitoba community of Brochet.

Study finds firefighters have higher heart attack risk

A recent study from the University of Edinburgh found that firefighters have a higher risk of heart attacks due to heat exposure. Researchers found that firefighters’ core body temperatures remained high for three to four hours following exposure to the fire. They also found that blood became "stickier" and was about 66 per cent more likely to form clots.

Counsel seeks compromise for firefighters charged in protest

Sixty-five Montreal firefighters and blue-collar workers are facing criminal charges in connection with a raucous protest at city hall. On Tuesday, lawyers for the accused said they are working toward a compromise with the city.
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Back to Basics: April 2017

In the heat of the moment, firefighters may forget to properly size-up situations and follow their training. Canadian Firefighter columnist Mark van der Feyst brings us back to the basics and reminds readers to size-up in the face of stress. » Read more...
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Recipe Rescue: April 2017

Enjoy some flavourful new recipes from Canadian Firefighter's food writer Patrick Mathieu. His first cookbook, The FireHouse Chef was released last fall and includes Thai drunken noodles and braised duck legs. » Read more...
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When the correct expectations are set and followed, the fireground generally runs safer and more efficiently. Chief Anthony Avillo walks us through those expectations with his steps of fireground control.

Going from pre-fire planning through post-control operations, Chief Avillo illustrates how creating an appropriate command structure and communicating effectively within that structure – both up and down the chain of command – creates an environment that is both safe and effective.
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April 24-29, 2017
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