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Oct. 25, 2018

Kelowna officer to help children in Ethiopia

Gayanne Pacholzuk, a fire prevention officer with the Kelowna Fire Department in British Columbia, will be bringing the message of fire safety to elementary school children in Ethiopia in November.

Government takes next steps on post-traumatic stress injuries action plan

Government officials took part in a panel discussion at the annual Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Regina and recognized that firefighters, police and paramedics face exposure to traumatic incidents in the course of their work.

B.C. Burn Fund celebrates 40 years

The B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund celebrated its 40th anniversary Oct. 18 by hosting more than 40 local firefighters at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in Vancouver. The Burn Fund is a registered charity established in April 1978 by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters and provides life-saving, life-supporting, and life-enriching services to the people in B.C.
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Between Alarms: How to turn your fire hall around

Fire Chief Arjuna George shares in the October issue of Canadian Firefighter magazine a few key ingredients in what it takes to keep an effective and cohesive fire department running smooth. Arjuna says it comes down to leadership on every level. » Learn more

Dispatches: Prevailing over procrastination

In the October issue of Canadian Firefighter magazine, Jennifer Grigg, resilience and empowerment coach and certified body language trainer, breaks down steps firefighters can take to overcome procrastination. » Learn more

Fire razes barn in southwestern Ontario

Fire crews resorted to chopping down trees in order to get their trucks close a massive barn fire in the outskirts of Chatham, Ont., Monday night. » Read more

Overnight fire damages Fredericton's Centennial Building

Firefighters responded to a fire at the historic Centennial Building in downtown Fredericton, N.B., early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at 12:30 a.m. but was under control within 15 minutes and crews were on scene for about an hour. » Read more

Fire at Winnipeg asphalt plant forces evacuations

A school and several Transcona businesses were evacuated Monday as an industrial fire in Winnipeg sent plumes of thick, black smoke and a toxic stench into the air. » Read more

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