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Cape Breton firefighters support vote of non-confidence

Unionized firefighters in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality claim management tactics have jeopardized safety. The Cape Breton Regional Firefighters Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a motion expressing non-confidence in fire services management.

Mandatory distribution of emergency alert messages on mobile

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has enhanced Canadian's access to potentially life-saving information during an emergency situation. 

Dryden may see increase in firefighting costs

City councillors in Dryden, Ont., received an estimate on how much it will cost to operate the city's fire service. Volunteer firefighters walked off the job in February, citing safety and trust concerns with Fire Chief Ryan Murrell.
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Deciphering the jargon

Every industry uses jargon, terms and special phrases unique to the field. Specific words and abbreviations can be overwhelming for even a veteran. See how Wes Graves, captain and training officer in Darwell, Alta., navigates the lingo in an article from our 2015 archives. » Learn more

Front Seat: Fighting communication break down

Communication is not something you can physically hang an ‘out of service’ tag on, but it can still be broken. Captain and Canadian Firefighter columnist Jason Clark breaks down broken communication. » Learn more

Early morning fire destroys Orr Lake home

An early morning fire on Tuesday has caused significant damage to a home in Orr Lake, Ontario.  » Read more

Firefighter rushed to hospital after Winnipeg blaze

A Winnipeg firefighter was rushed to the hospital Saturday after falling at the scene of a fire.  » Read more

Ottawa crews battle fire at pizza parlour

Firefighters battled a blaze that broke out at a building housing a west-side pizza parlour over the lunch hour on Monday. » Read more

SAFC Conference and Trade Show

April 11, 2018
Location: Regina, Sask.
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FDIC International

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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Northern H.E.A.T. Conference

May 2 – 5, 2018
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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