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December 13, 2018

Surveillance video catches two employees having sex in fire chief’s office

Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief's office.

Halifax review calls for more firefighters and fire stations

An independent report about fire service in Halifax Regional Municipality says more firefighters, more stations and more investment are needed to meet response time standards.

Saskatoon files lawsuit against fire hydrant manufacturer

The City of Saskatoon is suing an American fire hydrant manufacturer, claiming its units led to contamination of water in the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood earlier this year.
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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

Mind over matter

Michael Laughlin knows about perseverance. The 37-year-old was involved in a motorcycle accident in June 2016 near Kingston that eventually resulted in his right leg being amputated. He spent a year and a half in recovery and in December 2017 resumed full-time firefighting duties, becoming the first above-knee amputee firefighter in Canada. Read more about Michael’s story of recovery in our October issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Massive barn fire kills 1,300 pigs

A massive fire consumed a pig barn in Quinte West, Ont., Tuesday, Dec. 11, killing at least 1,300 animals. The community's Fire Chief John Whelan said they got the call around 1 p.m. and quickly called in resources from neighbouring communities to help battle the blaze. » Read more

Substation blaze leaves thousands without power

A fire at a Manitoba Hydro substation left thousands of Manitoba Hydro customers in East Kildonan in the dark Saturday, Dec. 8. » Read more

Fire destroys Nova Scotia restaurant

A fire at the Glooscap Restaurant and Lounge in Parrsboro, N.S., is still under investigation, after the fire destroyed the building Tuesday, Dec. 11. » 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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