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Caledon two-hatters found guilty of violating union rules

Five two-hatter firefighters volunteering in Caledon, Ont., have been found guilty of violating the International Association of Fire Fighters constitution. The firefighters are employed full-time in the nearby city of Brampton, Ont. The Town of Caledon will be appealing the ruling.

Owen Sound city council rejects firefighter grievances

The city council in Owen Sound, Ont., denied two grievances from the local firefighter’s union on Monday. The Owen Sound Professional Fire Fighters' Association’s grievances concern department procedures for shift trades and accusations that the fire chief had violated the terms of the collective agreement around contracting out.

Historic New Brunswick lighthouse destroyed by fire

A historic lighthouse in Saint John, N.B., which is almost as old as Confederation, has been destroyed by fire. Saint John Fire and Rescue says it was notified of the blaze at the Swift Point Lighthouse, located in a remote area along the Saint John River near Deadmans Cove, around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Hamilton fire leaves three dead

Three people are dead following an overnight house fire in Hamilton, Ont. Emergency crews were called to a home just after 12:20 a.m. on Thursday and found heavy smoke pouring from the front of the single-family dwelling. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management arrived on-scene early Thursday morning to investigate the cause.
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Featured News 
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The view from above: Using drones in Canada’s fire service

Drones can give firefighters increased situational awareness, but at what cost? In the July 2015 issue of Canadian Firefighter, Maria Church assessed the pros and cons of using drones in the fire service. » Learn more
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Deciphering the jargon: How to make sense of fire service slang

When Wes Graves entered the fire service, he heard acronyms like “NFPA,” “IFSAC,” and terms like “Pro Board” thrown around, but had no idea what they meant. To help others make sense of the jargon, Canadian Firefighter returns to Graves’ article from the January 2015 issue. » Learn more