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New stamp pays tribute to firefighters

Canada Post has unveiled a new stamp that honours the country's firefighters for saving lives and protecting property and the environment with their skills and courage. The stamp was unveiled in Halifax with the participation of Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Canada's oldest fire fighting department, established in 1754.

Firefighters' union votes to reinstate confidence in deputy chief

Members of the London Professional Firefighters Association in Ontario voted to restore confidence in deputy fire chief Jack Burt. In March, the members voted that they had "no confidence" in Burt, largely because he was associated with then-fire chief John Kobarda. Kobarda retired as London's fire chief that same month amid complaints of a culture of workplace harassment, bullying and retaliation.

B.C. pledges $50 million to help fund fire prevention projects

The B.C. government is changing its approach to wildfire prevention and has pledged to give $50 million over three years to help local governments and First Nations target fire risks in their communities.
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High-Rise Buildings: Understanding the Vertical Challenges DVD

Occupancies such as a residential, office, hotel or a hospital building present unique vertical challenges for fire, all-hazard emergencies and medical care incidents. These staffing and training to perform the many functions and responsibilities required for just a minor fire or emergency, let alone a major event, can overwhelm even the largest of departments. Most departments must rely on aid agreements with neighbouring departments to even mount a response to many of these incidents.

This DVD covers the issues of Command and Control, Firefighting Units’ Response, Smoke Movement and Control, Building Fire/Life Safety Plans, Fire Protection Systems, etc.

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Mind over matter

Michael Laughlin knows about perseverance. The 37-year-old overcame a horrific snowmobile accident in 2007 that resulted in 33 pins and screws holding his left side together, including a titanium forearm, femur and kneecap but is now back at work. Read more about Michael’s story of recovery in our October edition of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Recipe Rescue: The basics of breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kickstarts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy to get things done and focus at work or school. Check out captain Patrick Mathieu’s recipe for Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Bars in the latest issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Fire breaks out at British Columbia propane recycling depot

Firefighters were battling a major blaze at a propane recycling depot in Surrey, B.C., on Monday afternoon. One person was reportedly injured in the fire and had to be hospitalized but the extent of the injuries are not known. » Read more

Montreal crews battle early morning blaze

A four-alarm fire jammed traffic and temporarily stalled metro service in Montreal early Tuesday morning as more than 100 firefighters were deployed to battle a blaze in an apparently empty building. » Read more

Three-alarm fire rips through Ontario restaurant

A three-alarm fire tore through a restaurant in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday night, causing the roof to collapse. » Read more

Firefighter Training Day

September 29, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Firehouse Expo

October 16-20, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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SFPA18 North America

October 27-November 2, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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