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Firefighters resign from Alberta department following investigation

A politician says his southern Alberta town is trying to work through what prompted five firefighters to resign this week. Officials in the town of Didsbury, Alta., are dealing with a series of complaints from its volunteer force, which have been investigated by a third-party consultant.

Nova Scotia fire chief and village commission in dispute over fire hydrants

A long-running dispute over fire hydrant operations between the fire chief and the village commission in Baddeck, N.S., is being handled by the province's Utility and Review Board.

Response time questioned after fire destroys First Nation building in New Brunswick

At least eight families lost their homes on Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick after a fire in an apartment building reignited and burned for at least an hour before firefighters arrived.

The Right Seat: Volunteer Officer Development

In Volume 2 of The Right Seat: Volunteer Officer Development, Chiefs Dave Casey and Chris Niebling delve into the world of the volunteer company. Aimed specifically at volunteer officers, this video covers many of the leadership issues unique to the volunteer service.

Using staged scenarios portraying real-world situations, the video addresses many of the issues that volunteer officers face on the firehouse, in public, and on the fireground. Each scenario is followed by a kitchen table debrief in which volunteer fire service officers discuss their real-life experiences and offer observations and solutions that would be applicable to many different situations.

This video contains 12 scenarios that range from response and on-scene issues to inclusion. >> 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

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

String of suspicious fires leaves Bath, N.B., residents on edge

Firefighters in Bath, N.B., have fought 12 suspicious fires in just six weeks. Chief Stephen Armour of the Bath Fire Department said the fires have broken out all over the rural community, about 50 kilometres north of Woodstock, and in the surrounding area. » Read more

Sarnia, Ont., firefighters rescue occupant from house fire

A person is recovering in hospital after firefighters rescued and resuscitated a resident and a cat following a fire that engulfed a home. » Read more

Saskatoon garage fire was deliberately set, say officials

Saskatoon fire officials say a garage fire that kept firefighters busy overnight Tuesday was deliberately set. » Read more

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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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 16-19, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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