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Renfrew town hall facing $1.35 million lawsuit from former chief

The former fire chief in Renfrew, Ont., has followed through on his threat and filed a lawsuit worth $1.35 million against the municipality on Aug. 23. Guy Longtin wants his job back (with back pay) plus compensation for damages caused. He also wants town officials to take mandatory human rights sensitivity training.

South Huron Fire Department has a new acting chief

Jeff Musser, who has more than 20 years of experience with the Exeter station and serves as district chief for Exeter, Ont., was recently appointed acting fire chief of the South Huron department in light of former chief Andrew Baird's departure for Leamington to serve as that community's fire chief.

Winnipeg approves budget increase to help cover overtime costs

Winnipeg councillors on the finance committee approved adding $4.8 million to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service budget to avoid a projected shortfall by the end of the year. Council had approved $193.5 million for the WFPS for 2018, but service officials said they wouldn’t be able to stay within that amount.

Solutions for Mass Notification Systems

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Health and Wellness: What do you inherit?

Registered psychotherapist Nick Halmasy asks the question “What do you inherit?” as he examines transgenerational trauma and genetic links in the families of those suffering from PTSD in the July edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine. » Learn more

Fit for Duty: Training with good movement

Injury is a fact of life for firefighters. However, some injuries can be prevented with better body mechanics. There are some very important questions around how to train properly. How do we know if we are moving well? Is appropriate movement only important when we exercise? How do we adjust poor movement patterns? Firefighter and engineer Sherry Dean answers these questions and more in the July edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine. » Learn more
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Early morning fire ravages Quebec City apartment building

An apartment in Quebec City's Saint-Sauveur neighbourhood was almost completely destroyed after a fire ravaged it overnight on Sept 6. » Read more

Two departments battle grass fire near Cowichan River Provincial Park

Firefighters from Sahtlam and Lake Cowichan departments in British Columbia were called out about 8 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 6 to fight a blaze in the bush near Cowichan River Provincial Park. » Read more

Tractor-trailers damaged in dealership blaze

A number of tractor-trailers went up in flames in a fire on the afternoon of Sept. 6 at a truck dealership in northwest Winnipeg. » Read more

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

September 15, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 16-19, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Firefighter Training Day

September 29, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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