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Grass fire prompts evacuation near provincial park

Another wildfire has broken out in southern Alberta, prompting an evacuation order and the closure of a 70-kilometre stretch of Highway 22.

Electrical fire forces bridge closure

Crews were scrambling to reopen a bridge in New Westminster, B.C., that was closed when an overnight fire destroyed high voltage electrical cables, setting off commuter chaos on Wednesday.

Ontario municipality concerned over possible rise to volunteer costs

The Municipality of Shuniah, just outside of Thunder Bay, Ont., is calling on the provincial government to re-examine its proposed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act over concerns of rising volunteer fire fighting costs.
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Improving your functional movement

Canadian Firefighter columnist Sherry Dean explains how firefighters can limit injuries with daily exercises, keeping themselves fit for duty. » Learn more
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A heads-up method for getting low

When on scene in a smoked out building, firefighters know to get low. Canadian Firefighter’s Tim Llewellyn offers a different crawling technique that allows firefighters to keep their heads up, while staying low to the ground. » Learn more
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2018 calendar illustrates the funny side of the fire service

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Arson suspected in training centre fire

A firefighter training centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L., was hit by a blaze Monday that fire officials believe was deliberate. A school bus at the facility was set on fire in the early afternoon, which firefighters had under control within minutes. "It is arson. There is no way to sugarcoat it," Chief Vince MacKenzie told CBC News. » Learn More

Rooming house fire leaves one dead

One person is dead following a fire at a rooming house in North Bay, Ont., early Thursday morning. Officials from the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating. » Learn More

Massive fire destroys antique car collection

A massive fire in Langley, B.C., has destroyed a garage with about 40 vintage collector cars inside. Damages are estimated to be around $3 million. » Learn More

Nozzle Forward

November 1-2, 2017
Location: Saugeen Shores, Ont.
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Fire Service Women Ontario Conference

November 3-5, 2017
Location: London, Ont.
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IAFC VCOS Symposium in the sun

November 9-12, 2017
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla.
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