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January 24, 2019

Oshawa firefighters demand city take action on report

The Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association in Ontario is calling for action from the city after an October report commissioned by the organization claimed the city’s fire services need to improve in order to meet industry standards.

Former Port Dover fire chief re-instated

Norfolk County has re-instated former Port Dover, Ont., Fire Chief Gary Spragg as a volunteer at Station 2. Spragg was let go last year and the firing was made public in a county email.

Registration for 2019 Career Expo now open

The 2019 Fire, Security, Police Career Expo and Job Fair is being held in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, March 7 for those who are looking to get into the various services. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in a career in the fire, police or security fields.
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Dispatches: Rekindling the spark

Rekindle. What does that word mean to you? Firefighter Jennifer Grigg shares what the word means to her and her journey within the fire service in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Tim-bits: SCBA cylinders should be full

Firefighter Tim Llewellyn talks about the importance of making sure SCBA cylinders and equipment are in top working order through not only annual professional maintenance, but daily or weekly checklist inspections in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

All rail cars cleared from highway following derailment

The Saskatoon Fire Department in Saskatcewan says all the train cars involved in a derailment on Jan. 22 have been cleared from Highway 11, just north of the city. » Read more

Three departments battle cottage blaze

A cottage was gutted by fire on Jan. 22 in Grand Beach, Man., as three fire departments worked to prevent it from spreading. » Read more

Three-alarm fire breaks out in North York industrial building

Toronto Fire Services worked to put out a three-alarm blaze in an industrial building in North York on Jan. 22. » Read more

CFFCA Provincial Playdown–Alberta

Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2019
Location: Torrington, Alta.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown–N.S.

Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2019
Location: Bridgewater, N.S.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown–Que.

Feb. 1 to 3, 2019
Location: Amos, Que.
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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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