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Appeal court rules fire fighting fitness test could be discriminatory

A fitness test that sets out a "rigorous" standard for those wanting to fight fires in Saskatchewan could discriminate against women and older male employees, according to a Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruling which sided with a provincial union over the government.

Kitchener firefighters reach new agreement

Kitchener has reached a new deal with its firefighters that will see most firefighters earning more than six figures next year. The agreement, which runs for three years until the end of 2020, gives firefighters a cumulative increase of just over 5.25 per cent during that period.

Oshawa fire service managing increased workload as city grows

Faced with a city surging in growth, fire services in Oshawa, Ont., saw a steady increase to its workload in 2017, including several major fires, but for Chief Derrick Clark, his team is managing the extra work without issue.

It's Always About Leadership

It’s Always about Leadership is written by an active firefighter for his fellow fire-rescue service members. Author Dennis L. Rubin discusses his 13 rules for leadership, which he has developed throughout a 35-year career in fire service.

Alongside these rules, the author has curated case studies and created critical learning points, self-improvement plans, and discussion questions for learning reinforcement and to assist real-world applications. >> Learn more

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
Glass Safety

Extrication Tips: Glass safety

Firefighter 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

Nanaimo Lakes wildfire grows to 14.5 hectares

The fire threat level for the Nanaimo, B.C., area remains moderate to high. A blaze currently burning in the Nanaimo Lakes area grew to 14.5 hectares by Tuesday afternoon since sparking on Sunday, July 1. » Read more

Three-alarm fire damages homes under construction

Two homes under construction in Scarborough, Ont., have been gutted following a three-alarm fire on Tuesday night. » Read more

Unknown number of animals perish in SPCA fire in Quebec

Firefighters braved intense flames to rescue a dozen dogs from a fire that destroyed the SPCA of Western Quebec Sunday night but an unknown number of animals perished. » Read more

MFCA Conference

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

July 30-Aug. 3, 2018
Location: Grand Valley, Ont.
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IAFF Convention

Aug. 6-10, 2018
Location: Seattle, Wash.
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