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January 31, 2019

Quebec chiefs sound alarm over potential firefighter shortage

Members of the association representing Quebec's fire chiefs are sounding the alarm that their industry may be on the cusp of a worker shortage, especially for part-time positions and in more remote regions of Quebec.

St. Catharines to build new firefighter training tower

St. Catharines, Ont., will build a firefighter training tower to replace the current crumbling structure that's been unusable since 2015. The new $1.8-million tower, or burn centre, was included in the $31.3 million capital budget for 2019.

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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Extrication Tips: Options for full-side removal

Firefighter Chad Roberts shares tips on conducting a focused initial assessment when doing a “full-side removal” of a passenger vehicle in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter. Roberts says there are many different variations of the full-side removal. » Learn more
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Back to Basics: Firefighter survival techniques

In this month’s Back to Basics column, firefighter Mark van der Feyst takes a deeper look into the first category of SCBA emergencies—reduced profile maneuvers. The situation we need to think about here is that a firefighter is in trouble—the individual has realized that he or she is either lost, trapped, injured or caught in a rapid-fire development and needs to act. » Learn more

Residents escape Nova Scotia house fire

Four people have been displaced following a fire on Jan. 27, in a Truro, N.S., house containing two apartments. » Read more

Weekend blaze damages St. John's car wash

A fire at a car wash in St. John’s, Nfld., on Jan. 27 damaged a utility room attached to the facility. Firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department in Newfoundland and Labrador were called when someone noticed smoke coming from the car wash building. » Read more

Barn blaze causes $50,000 in damage

A fire at a barn near Blenheim, Ont., destroyed the structure, causing $50,000 in damages. Firefighters from Blenheim and Ridgetown were called to the scene on Jan. 27. » 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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