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December 20, 2018

Renfrew names new fire chief

A Kingston Fire and Rescue captain has beat out 25 other applicants to become the Town of Renfrew, Ont.’s, new fire chief. Renfrew town council on Tuesday agreed to hire Kevin Welsh, who has been with Kingston Fire and Rescue for the past 24 years. He said he’s looking forward to working with the “incredible team” in Renfrew.

Fire at National Steelcar causes $750,000 in damage

Hamilton, Ont., firefighters were called to National Steelcar for an early morning blaze Sunday, Dec. 16. Fire officials believe a spark ignited combustible materials in the company’s dust collection system.

Snow dampens Alberta wildfire that threatened two small communities

Evacuation notices have been lifted in a few small Alberta communities after an out-of-season wildfire that threatened them was brought under control.
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Tim-Bits: Putting it all together

Firefighter Tim Llewellyn shares in the October edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine his thoughts on how firefighter training can be broken down into several distinct categories. Llewellyn says each category is unique from the others by the general timeframe at which the training is occurring in the firefighter’s career. » 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

Saint John firefighters douse suspicious blaze

There is increasing concern for neighbourhood safety and the safety of firefighters after another suspicious fire in the old north end of Saint John. » Read more

Regina house fire sends three people to hospital

A house fire in Regina sent one adult and two children to hospital Tuesday afternoon. Crews were called to the area just after noon. It took firefighters well over an hour to fight the fire and they remained on scene throughout the day putting out hot spots. » Read more

Trailer fire leaves one person dead

Firefighters found a person and dog dead after dousing a camper trailer fire Tuesday in a small southern Manitoba community. Emergency crews were called at about 2:30 a.m. after reports of a fire in Vita, about 95 kilometres south of Winnipeg. » 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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