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Nov. 22, 2018

Firefighters' association raises concerns over dispatch plan

The Yarmouth Firefighters Association has burning questions about the future of dispatch services in this region. The association says it wants and needs more information on what the level of dispatch service will be in the future now that the Town of Yarmouth in Nova Scotia has decided to go ahead with the layoffs of the four dispatchers who provide local service in the tri-counties.

OAFC supports labour relations reform

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) is applauding the provincial government for introducing legislation that will allow full-time firefighters to volunteer as firefighters in their communities. The legislation, known as Bill 57, the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018, was introduced in the Legislature in mid-November.

Union president warns of firefighter shortage

Unionized firefighters say the Terrace, B.C., fire department is understaffed and they’re concerned it won’t be able to maintain a safe and effective response to calls. Demand on resources is expected to only increase with an LNG-fueled economic boom.
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Leadership: 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

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

Faulty wiring blamed for Chilliwack barn blaze

Faulty electrical wiring is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a barn in Chilliwack, B.C., Sunday morning. » Read more

London crews battle factory fire

Fire crews rushed to the former McCormick’s factory in London, Ont.’s, east end Tuesday afternoon to fight a fire that broke out on the roof of the structure. » Read more

Weekend blaze damages paper product plant

Operations at CKF, a paper product plant in Hantsport, N.S., are safe to resume following an early-morning fire Sunday that damaged several machines and spread to the roof. » Read more

CFFCA Provincial Playdown–N.B.

Jan. 18 to 20, 2019
Location: Oromocto, N.B.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown–P.E.I.

Jan. 18 to 20, 2019
Location: Montague, P.E.I.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown–South Ontario

Jan. 18 to 20, 2019
Location: Penetanguishene, Ont.
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