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New study indicates double risk of cancer fatality for firefighters

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is releasing a new study recommending the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks.

New partnership for Firefighter Training Day

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) has partnered with Fire Fighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter to add relevant, practical firefighter training to the OAFC 2018 program line-up.

Retired London firefighter details harassment allegations

A retired district chief with the London Fire Department remembers contacting the Ontario Human Rights Commission after he said a female colleague was reduced to tears for trying to address her workplace concerns with officials.
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Between alarms: Leaders are readers

Canadian Firefighter columnist Arjuna George, who is the fire chief for Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue in British Columbia, makes a compelling case for the far reaching benefits of reading on personal and professional life. » Learn more

Reducing exposure

The Hamilton, Ont., fire department is taking extra precautions against asbestos contact on the job. Here’s how. » Learn more
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Mental Health Awareness: Self Care for First Responders

Mental Health Awareness: Self Care for First Responders is a user-friendly handbook on the numerous mental health symptoms that affect those in frontline work. It is designed to be thrown in a duty bag and referred to at various stages of one’s career.  

This handbook provides valuable background information and practical tips for the self-care of frontline workers, including a concise identification and intervention guide. It also contains a checklist for physical and emotional well-being, as well as tips for preventative self-care on topics such as PTSD, chronic stress, and suicide.  

Those with careers as a first responder are often prepared to take care of others, but with this resource, they will now be prepared to take care of themselves. >> Learn more

Volunteers in Central Kootenay to receive remuneration

Effective immediately, hundreds of volunteer firefighters in parts of B.C.'s West Kootenay are going to begin receiving payment for training and call response. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is going to pay around 220 firefighters $15 an hour, with another 150 crew members set to join the payroll by next year. » Read more

Six Nations crews battle nearly simultaneous house fires

Firefighters in Six Nations were pushed to their limit Monday as they dealt with two nearly simultaneous house fires. » Read more

Careless smoking blamed for fatal retirement home fire

Provincial police say a fire that claimed the life of a 74-year-old woman at a retirement residence earlier this month in central Ontario was caused by careless smoking. » Read more

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 29 - April 7, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy

April, 2018
Location: Silver Spring, Md.
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