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Oct. 11, 2018

Jenny Jones supports Ontario volunteer firefighters

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) announced the recipients of the Jenny’s Heroes Canada Grant, which was developed by The Jenny Jones Foundation to give back to those who serve as volunteer firefighters in Ontario. The grant dollar amount was set to be $25,000 but Jenny doubled the amount to $50,000.

Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast launches new episode

Fire Fighting in Canada magazine launched its new three-part series podcast on Tuesday, October 9, 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.

Report says deadly fire that killed four showed Oshawa Fire Services understaffed

A report on a January fire that killed four people in Oshawa, Ont., has outlined several deficiencies within the Oshawa Fire Services (OFS), including understaffing and makes recommendations to prevent future tragedies like it.
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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 the October edition of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more
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Fire Ground: What you need to know about steam

Fire Chief and lead instructor at Trident Fire Training & Consultancy Inc. Lance Bushie delves into the interactions of steam and how it interacts with fire extinguishment and can cause burns to a firefighter in the October issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Fire crews battle blaze at historic Cape Breton retreat

Shock and sadness in Cape Breton, N.S., after a historic building was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours battling the blaze at the former Villa Madonna Retreat Centre in Little Bras d’Or. » Read more

Oil refinery explosion shakes Saint John

Irving Oil says all their employees and contractors have been accounted for after a massive oil refinery explosion in Saint John, N.B., shook the historic port city Monday and sent flames and plumes of black smoke into the air. » Read more

Winnipeg crews tackle industrial park fire

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service had its hands full Monday morning with reports of an explosion and fire at the Inkster industrial park. Officials said multiple crews responded to the fire which due to its structural hazards and hazmat concerns required the use of a drone to assist with battling the blaze. » Read more

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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EMS World Expo

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