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December 6, 2018

Saskatchewan expands presumptive coverage for firefighters

Saskatchewan firefighters will now be able to make a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board for prostate, skin, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

NUS researchers turn plastic waste into material with fire service applications

National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers are turning plastic bottle waste into an ultralight material with potential fire-service applications.

Vernon firefighters reach new collective agreement

For the first time in nearly three years, Vernon’s firefighters have a new contract. The city and Local 1517 of the International Association of Fire Fighters have agreed on a four-year collective bargaining agreement, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016.
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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

Back to Basics: Know your SCBA inside out

Firefighter Mark van der Feyst shares in the October issue of Canadian Firefighter magazine how not to be scared of using your SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus). Mark covers parts, components, methods of use and other ways firefighters can get to know their SCBA better. » Learn more

Blaze razes abandoned Surrey motel

Surrey, B.C., firefighters responded to a structure fire at a vacant motel early Sunday morning. Crews were called just after 2:30 a.m. to find the single-storey structure fully engulfed in flames. » Read more

Calves perish in early-morning barn blaze

Several calves have died following an early-morning barn fire in Wilmot Township, Ont., Tuesday. Fire officials say it started around 5 a.m. at Cress-ridge Farms. » Read more

Firefighter and man injured after falling from ladder in Saskatchewan fire

A firefighter and a man were taken to hospital in Saskatoon, Sask., after falling during a fire rescue over the weekend. » 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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