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Ontario wildfire grows to 8,200 hectares

The largest forest fire in northeastern Ontario is continuing to grow despite aerial and ground-level efforts to stop its spread. Officials with the province’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said the fire had been expanding to the northeast and now comprised more than 8,200 hectares of land.

Didsbury to order safety audit of fire department

A southern Alberta town, plagued by five volunteer firefighter resignations and complaints about safety, has pledged to fix problems with the force, and plans to order a safety audit.

Retired firefighter sues Halifax fire services

A retired firefighter in Nova Scotia is suing Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, saying he was ridiculed and passed over for a position because of his race.
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Maintaining OSHA compliance can often seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be with this 4 DVD set by Jay Penfield.

The DVD set includes:

Respiratory Protection – looks at the various ways to protect your respiratory system. Most firefighters are familiar with the SCBA, however there are other types of systems and practices that first responders need to be aware of. The respiratory system is an easy way for contaminants and toxins to enter the body.

Hearing Conservation – looks at the various types of hearing protection systems that first responders need to be aware of, and how avoiding hearing protection can be detrimental to your health and your ability to perform your job.
Blood Borne Pathogens – looks at what issues and concerns blood borne pathogens can cause, and how to maintain a margin of safety when these issues arise.

HAZCOM – looks at the various types of hazardous communications systems that first responders need to be aware of, safety data sheets, the ERG, as well as the global harmonization system, (GHS).

As a first responder it is crucial to maintain your awareness and understanding of these issues, your life may depend on it. >> 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

Fire damages historic post office in Cavendish

A fire has damaged the historic Green Gables Post Office in Cavendish, N.S.. Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday. » Read more

Fire razes Edmonton apartment building

A number of suites were destroyed in a fire that started on the fourth floor of an apartment building in southwest Edmonton early Sunday. » Read more

Second fire erupts in North York hydro station

A second fire broke out at a hydro station in North York, Ont., that was engulfed in flames and left thousands without power over the weekend on Monday evening. Fire crews were called to the station, which is owned by Hydro One, around 7:45 p.m. for a two-alarm fire in a hydro vault. » Read more

IAFF Convention

Aug. 6-10, 2018
Location: Seattle, Wash.
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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 8-11
Location: Dallas, Tex.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

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