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NFPA releases stats on Canadian departments

The National Fire Protection Association released profiles on Canadian fire departments that include statistics from 2014 to 2016 on departments and firefighters as well as information on the numbers of fire stations, pumps, ladders and more.

New bylaw forces Renfrew fire chief into retirement

A 61-year-old fire chief in the town of Renfrew, Ont., has been let go after town council passed a policy that meant he would be too old for the job. Renfrew council passed a bylaw that forced all firefighters in the town to retire by the age of 60.

Legislation introduced to regulate rescue training

Oshawa MPP Jennifer French held a press conference to introduce her private member's bill 58: The Brunt and Kendall Act, in response to two safety-training related deaths.
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Featured News 
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Fit for Duty: How to improve strength and endurance

Firefighters are strong, but if you’re fighting a fire in a tall building with a broken elevator and you don’t have the endurance to climb the 15 storeys to offer help, the fact that you have the strength to smash in the door is irrelevant. See what Sherry Dean, firefighter and engineer, had to say in the January edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine about the many benefits of developing a combination of strength and endurance. » Learn more

Oakville Fire uses new software to maximize home safety surveys

See what David Hamilton, public safety industry manager for Esri Canada, learned about how Oakville Fire used ArcGIS Online mapping software to identify areas where home safety education is needed from the January edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine. » Learn more

Kannata Valley blaze destroys three houses

A grass fire that stretched for eight kilometres swept the Kannata Valley in Saskatchewan Monday night, destroying cottages in its way. » Read more

Fire rips through London homes

Two London, Ont., homes were badly damaged by fire Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said the blaze spread from the rear porch of one home and engulfed one next to it. » Read more

Careless smoking sparked fatal fire: officials

Careless smoking is to blame for a fire Monday at a home in Smiths Falls that claimed the life of a man in his 50s. » Read more

NBAFC Conference

May 25-27, 2018
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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BCFTOA Conference and Training Weekend

May 25-31, 2018
Location: Sooke, B.C.
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AFCA Conference and Trade Show

May 27-30, 2018
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
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