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Windsor firefighters vote in favour of new deal

For the first time in 15 years, Windsor firefighters have a new contract without going to arbitration. Members of the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association Tuesday finished voting 95 per cent in favour of the new five-year deal, retroactive to 2014.

Winnipeg council to vote on union president's salary deal

Winnipeg council passed a motion put forward by the mayor to stop taxpayer dollars paying for the Winnipeg Firefighter Union president’s salary. The mayor’s executive police committee supported his motion seeking a council vote on the future of the controversial deal that has seen taxpayer’s money pay for the president’s salary during his 21-year stint as president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg.

Moncton-area fire chiefs call for regional live-fire training centre

The fire chiefs of the New Brunswick cities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview say the region needs a multimillion-dollar live-fire training facility. It would give firefighters the chance to practice their firefighting and rescue skills more often.
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Consistent Breathability for the Life of Your Gear

When you get hot, your body cools itself by sweating. As your sweat evaporates, it takes heat from your body, which helps you cool off. For this to work, your clothing needs to let moisture vapor (i.e. sweat) escape through it with minimal obstructions — some fabrics allow this better than others.

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Inside a thriving Yukon volunteer crew department

The Dawson City fire department in the Yukon, led by Fire Chief Jim Regimbal, is a great example of how an all-volunteer department can work well, be efficient and do its best to keep its community members safe. Read in our latest edition of Canadian Firefighter several things the department has done for its community. » Learn more

Extrication Tips: Glass safety

Fire fighter Chad Roberts talks about changes in glass safety in this month’s edition of Canadian Firefighter. He says dealing with glass is often forgotten about on most scenes but this vehicle component can cause major issues for patients and the changes that are happening will either help or hamper depending on how it is dealt with. » Learn more
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From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, 2nd Ed.

The second edition of From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership reinforces the fact that the fire service is screaming for leaders as men and women discover that leadership is important to their existence and success.

This new second edition includes must-read topics on leadership lessons from the War in Iraq, knowing death in the fire service, and providing leadership in large-scale disasters. >> Order Now

Extreme heat forces firefighters out of burning home

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was forced out of a house that had gone up in flames on Monday after encountering extreme heat. » Read more

Two firefighters injured in training mishap

The case of two London, Ont. firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. » Read more

Fire crews battle two-alarm silo blaze

As day broke Monday near Ashton, Ont., fire crews were battling a two-alarm blaze that broke out in an agricultural silo. » Read more

Heroes Festival

June 23-24, 2018
Location: Wasaga Beach, Ont.
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Can-Am Police-Fire Games

June 25-July 1, 2018
Location: Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
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MFCA Conference

July 13-16, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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