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Oct. 4, 2018

Cranbrook, B.C., paramedics' union spar over enhanced firefighter medical training

Cranbrook, B.C., is forging ahead with plans to train firefighters with enhanced medical response capabilities, however, the union representing provincial paramedics says the new program is redundant and will add costs to the city.

New episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast launches Oct. 9

Fire Fighting in Canada magazine is launching a new three-part series podcast on Tuesday, October 9, starting with an episode featuring Acting Captain Chris Howe with the Niagara Falls Fire Department in Ontario. Hear how he suffered from mental health issues and became an alcoholic and drug addict and was suicidal before reaching out for help. Stay tuned and check out previously recorded podcasts in the meantime all sponsored by Dräger.

Yellowknife apartment fire displaces 33 families

One first responder was treated for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire consumed an apartment building in downtown Yellowknife Tuesday — destroying the homes of 33 families.
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Tim-Bits: Putting it all together

Firefighter Tim Llewellyn shares in the October edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine his thoughts on how firefighter training can be broken down into several distinct categories. Llewellyn says each category is unique from the others by the general timeframe at which the training is occurring in the firefighter’s career. » Learn more
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Fit for Duty: The benefits of cross-training

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Family of five escapes fire on Nova Scotia First Nation

Five people are temporarily homeless after a house fire on the Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. The home is badly damaged and the family is staying with other relatives in the community for now. » Read more

Fire at British Columbia seniors’ facility sends two to hospital

Two people were taken to hospital after a fire in a Richmond, B.C., seniors' housing complex overnight Sunday. » Read more

Blaze destroys trailer in Ontario campground

A vacation trailer was destroyed in a fire around 2 a.m. Sunday at an Ontario campground in Waterloo. No one was in the trailer at the time, there were no injuries reported and damage is estimated at $10,000. » Read more

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October 16-20, 2018
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October 27-November 2, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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EMS World Expo

October 29-November 2, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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