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Oct. 18, 2018

Safety concerns remain as firefighters lobby for new station

With a report detailing multiple safety concerns at the Hantsport Fire Department in Nova Scotia, firefighters are hoping West Hants council will finally approve the construction of a new fire station.

Alberta fire chiefs push for provincial legislation

Alberta is one of two provinces without a Fire Services Act, leaving small-town brigades without the support and guidance they need. It’s something fire chiefs want to change.

Ontario government repeals firefighter certification regulations

Volunteer firefighters in northwestern Ontario are reacting with a mixture of disappointment and relief to news that the provincial government is revoking new training requirements. The new rules, which were brought in by the previous government in May, mandated standardized training for volunteer firefighters across the province.
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Leadership: Share it. Don’t wear it.

Gord Ditchburn, president of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association, writes in the October issue of Canadian Firefighter. about an awareness campaign aimed at first responders in British Columbia called “Share it. Don’t wear it.” The committee behind the campaign selected particular images and words to represent the mental health challenges firefighters face in their day-to-day work. » Learn more

Recipe Rescue: The basics of breakfast

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Langley crews douse equipment shed blaze

Fire crews were called to a rural part of Langley, B.C., on Wednesday afternoon where flames had engulfed an equipment shed. » Read more

Early morning house fire deemed suspicious

A house fire that broke out early Thursday morning outside of Fredericton, N.B., has been deemed suspicious. Platoon Capt. Steven Fraser with the Fredericton Fire Department, said the fire started shortly after 1 a.m. in Kingsley, which is about eight kilometres outside city limits on the north side. » Read more

Apartment fire sends man to hospital with severe burns

One person has been taken to hospital with severe burns after a two-alarm fire at a multi-family residence in north Calgary, Alta., Wednesday. » 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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October 29-November 2, 2018
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