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January 17, 2019

Firefighters say snow can cause a fire in winter

Corner Brook Fire Department Deputy Chief Craig Harnum says clearing snow properly and making sure appliances work safely are key this time of year.

Electric and hybrid vehicles pose new challenges for Saskatchewan volunteers

Electric and hybrid cars provide benefits, but also come with a learning curve for firefighters. Volunteer firefighters in Saskatchewan have introduced an electric and hybrid component to their training over the past few years, but they are having a hard time getting hands-on experience.

Orillia fire chief announces retirement

After 33 years in fire services, Orillia, Ont. Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli is retiring effective April 30, 2019.
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Fit for Duty: How strong should you be?

Firefighter and engineer Sherry Dean asks in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter, “How strong should a firefighter be?” She says the question has many different answers depending on the expected performance of a firefighter on the fire ground. » Learn more

Front Seat: Questions are key to learning

Firefighter Jason Clark shared in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter how beneficial it is for firefighters to come to the job ready to learn, ask questions and gain the knowledge and training to pave their way to become great emergency responders. » Learn more

More than 50 people forced from their homes after multiple fires

Nearly 50 Winnipeggers are seeking shelter after two apartment fires in two days. » Read more

Blaze forces evacuation of London high school

Students at Saunders Secondary in London, Ont., were forced out of the building on Jan. 14 when a fire broke out in the school's woodshop. » Read more

Montreal firefighters douse pair of restaurant fires

There were fires at two separate pizza restaurants on Montreal's North Shore 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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OAFC Annual Conference & Trade Show

May 3 to 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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OAFC FireCon

Sept 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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