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January 10, 2019

Division at Enderby fire department leads to investigation

The City of Enderby, B.C., its fire department and a third-party investigator are assuring residents they are “100 per cent safe” following an investigation into discontent among the fire department membership.

Ontario takes steps to curb devastating barn fires

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is hoping to prevent barn fires that not only destroy farm buildings but kill livestock. Each year, there are approximately 80 barn fires causing $18.5 million damage, according to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

Saskatoon crews respond to hazardous materials scare

Saskatoon, Sask., firefighters were called to the Parkridge Centre long-term care home to deal with chlorine gas contamination Tuesday, Jan. 8.
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From the editor: Learning the ropes

Canadian Firefighter editor Grant Cameron says a Firefighter Training Day and Career Expo held at the Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute in Mississauga, Ont. in September was a huge success. The event, presented by Canadian Firefighter magazine, gave experienced firefighters an opportunity to hone their skills and allowed potential recruits to find out what they need to get hired. » Learn more
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Between Alarms: Compassion fatigue

The world is full of organizations that continually put the well-being and safety of people above its own and the fire service definitely fits into this category when it comes to caring. Fire Chief Arjuna George shares in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter his thoughts on burning out and being aware of compassion fatigue. » Learn more

Ottawa firefighters battle restaurant blaze

Charcoal-broiled took on a new meaning at a Gloucester restaurant near Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 9 as fire raced through the kitchen of a Harvey’s restaurant. » Read more

Overnight fire destroys historic hotel

Flames lit up the night sky in a small town southeast of Edmonton, where an overnight fire destroyed a 95-year-old hotel and bar Wednesday, Jan. 9. » Read more

Chickens perish in Quebec farm fire

More than 15,000 chickens died in a farm structure fire in Vallée-Jonction in Quebec's Beauce region early morning on Jan. 7. » 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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