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B.C. firefighters work to contain growing wildfire

Firefighters are still working to contain a wildfire about 40 kilometres northwest of Quesnel, B.C., near Pantage Lake. According to fire information officer Natasha Broznitsky, as of 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the 168-hectare fire had been 55 per cent contained.

Memorial service held for fallen Cache Creek chief

The community of Cache Creek, B.C., said a final goodbye to their fallen fire chief on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended the celebration of life for Clayton Cassidy, whose body was found last week.

Suspected fentanyl exposure sends firefighter to hospital

A Winnipeg firefighter was treated in hospital after exposure to a substance believed to be fentanyl last Wednesday. Firefighters responded to a report of an unconscious driver in a vehicle and one firefighter who came into contact with the patient immediately began displaying symptoms of opioid poisoning. The firefighter was taken to hospital, treated and released; however, the firefighter has not yet returned to work.

Toronto crews douse smouldering fires at recycling plant

Nearly two weeks after a massive fire at a recycling facility in downtown Toronto, firefighters were once again called to the area around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. When crews arrived, they found two small, smoldering fires, which were quickly extinguished.
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Holding the line: A deputy chief remembers the Fort Mac wildfire

Even among the several compelling stories in our special Fort McMurray issue of Canadian Firefighter, Chris Fuz Schwab’s narrative stands out. Nearly a year later, we look back at editor Laura King’s conversation with the Smoky Lake, Alta., deputy chief from July 2016. » Learn more
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Back to basics: Overcoming peer pressure

Peer pressure can have detrimental effects on recruits in the fire service, writes Mark van der Feyst. Peer pressure can happen in any department at any time; van der Feyst offers tips to help firefighters recognize and correct negative pressures in the April 2016 issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more
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Fire marshal’s office probes suspicious barn blaze

The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is investigating a suspicious fire that burned down a barn in Cayuga, Ont., Tuesday night. Haldimand County OPP were patrolling in the area of Highway 3 around 10 p.m., when an officer noticed a large amount of smoke coming from a property. Haldimand County Fire responded and quickly extinguished the blaze, which was contained to the barn. » Read more

Surrey house fire displaces six residents

Six people were displaced in Surrey, B.C., after two homes caught fire Thursday morning. The fire started behind one house just after 1 a.m. and quickly spread to an adjacent home. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is to be investigated. » Read more

Maritime Fire Chiefs Association conference

June 9-12, 2017
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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