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Victoria Beach firefighters delay resignation vote

Volunteer firefighters in the rural municipality of Victoria Beach, Man., have agreed to delay a vote that will determine whether or not they will resign.

Ontario expands cancer coverage for firefighters

Rookie and veteran firefighters alike packed the apparatus bay at Cambridge Fire Headquarters Thursday to hear Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announce extended health coverage for three additional types of cancer. 

Fundraiser to support and honour fallen firefighters

Deputy Fire Chief Julien Bergeron from Alberta’s Northern Sunrise County Protective Services has organized a fundraiser to raise awareness for firefighter health and fitness and funds for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
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DVD teaches rescue techniques for small teams

When things go wrong on the fire ground, seconds count. With that philosophy in mind, captains David Umfleet and Chad Foster have taken a close look at common training evolutions and asked one simple question: “Can this rescue be accomplished with fewer resources, either people or equipment?”  
In Saving Our Own: It’s All About the Technique, Umfleet and Foster walk viewers through several techniques, illustrating their stripped-down versions of common firefighter rescue tasks, often performed by only one firefighter. >> Learn More
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Five lessons from the frontlines of fire fighting.

Often we need to be taught a lesson or two, and sometimes the crucible of fire does just that. It’s long been said in the fire service that we should learn something from every call we attend. Forest officer and lead training officer David Moseley shares five lessons he's learned from the frontlines. » Learn more

Between Alarms: Set your department’s core values

Chief Arjuna George shared in the January edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine his thoughts on how to help your fire department develop core values that go beyond a simple department-wide vision statement. George lists off four rules to adhere that he says can really make a difference. » Learn more

Firefighters rescue woman from balcony of condo fire

A woman is in hospital with severe burns after a dramatic rescue from her balcony during a raging fire at a Regina, Sask., condo building.  » Read more

Mississauga townhouse fire leaves two people dead

A man and a woman have both died following a house fire in Mississauga, Ont., Sunday evening. Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services received a call about the fire around 7:35 p.m. » Read more

Ottawa crews rescue man from Sarsfield quarry

Fire crews used ropes and a rescue boat Monday evening to pull a 55-year-old man out of a quarry in Sarsfield, Ont., at the city’s eastern boundary. » Read more

Northern H.E.A.T. Conference

May 2 – 5, 2018
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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AFF VCOS Symposium in the West

MAy 3-5, 2018
Location: Pheonix, Ariz.
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OAFC Conference and Trade Show

May 4-6, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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