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January 3, 2019

Nonfatal injuries remain high among firefighters

Firefighters continue to experience frequent nonfatal injuries, especially strains and sprains, according to a NIOSH study of injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Inspection finds all but two hydrants in Baddeck working

Officials in Baddeck, N.S., have determined nearly all of the community's fire hydrants are functioning after a complaint that the hydrant closest to the Inverary Resort wasn't working during a blaze there in June.

Oakville fire department facing lawsuit alleging negligence

The Town of Oakville, Ont., and the Oakville fire department are facing a $1.9-million lawsuit for alleged negligence in connection with a 2016 house fire.
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Fit for Duty: The benefits of cross-training

Firefighter and engineer Sherry Dean says examining firefighting as a sport and firefighters as athletes helps to assess the kind of training regime to improve performance. Dean answers the question, “How do you ensure you are balancing the strength, endurance and power requirements of your job?” in the October edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine. » Learn more
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Fire Ground: What you need to know about steam

Fire Chief and lead instructor at Trident Fire Training & Consultancy Inc. Lance Bushie delves into the interactions of steam and how it interacts with fire extinguishment and can cause burns to a firefighter in the October issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Fire destroys Saanich home under renovation

An unoccupied house in Saanich, B.C., was destroyed in a fire Sunday evening, but firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby homes. » Read more

New Year's Day fire sends one person to hospital

One person was taken to hospital after a New Year’s Day fire in Edmonton’s south end. » Read more

Muskoka emergency crews rescue fallen snowshoer

A woman was rescued from a small landing after a fall and slide toward the icy waters below on Fish Hatchery Trail in Muskoka Lakes, Ont., on New Year's Eve. » 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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