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London firefighters ratify deal with city

After six years without a contract, firefighters in London, Ont., have reached an agreement with the city. The London Professional Fire Fighters Association ratified a collective agreement on Friday night during a meeting between the two sides.

Firefighters rescue woman from crane

A firefighter has rescued a woman who was stuck on the pulley of a crane towering about 12 storeys over Wellesley Street in downtown Toronto. The firefighter and a Toronto police emergency task force officer made the climb inside the crane to reach the woman.

Vancouver firefighter given departmental funeral

A Vancouver firefighter, who was with the department since 1995, has been given a departmental funeral. Capt. Bob Rosenlund, 53, died from presumptive cancer on April 7.

Whitehorse prepares for wildfire season by setting fires

The City of Whitehorse is preparing for the wildfire season — by starting some fires. The controlled burn will happen over 34 hectares along Long Lake Road, across the Yukon River from the city centre. Officials will set fire to mostly grass and brush along the road.
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Fit for Duty: HIIT hard and get fit faster

High intensity interval training (HIIT) may seem like a new fitness craze, but these fast and furious workouts have been around for a long time…because they work. Canadian Firefighter columnist Sherry Dean offers a new HIIT workout to get you fit for duty faster. » Read more...
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Extrication Tips: Things to consider at the scene of a collision

No two motor-vehicle collisions (MVCs) present the same challenges. Extrication expert Chad Roberts provides a modular approach that can be applied to any MVC. » Read more...
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Fort Mac firefighter recounts the wildfire in new memoir

Inside the Inferno is an action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray, Alta., wildfire and the courage, resilience and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.

Born and raised in Fort McMurray, author Capt. Damian Asher was a 15-year veteran with the city’s fire department. Day after day, Asher and his crew remained on the front lines of the burning city he grew up in.

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Northern H.E.A.T conference

May 3-6, 2017
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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