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February 7, 2019

Quebec firefighters seek more support to deal with PTSD

Quebec firefighters are seeking help from the provincial government to deal with an increase in the number of reported cases of post-traumatic stress. Data provided by the Montreal firefighters’ union shows that the number of diagnosed cases of PTSD has jumped from six in 2013 to 22 in 2018.

Fire protection companies convicted for multiple fire code violations

The City of Toronto says fire safety companies tasked with conducting inspections at three properties in the city have been fined and put on probation for violations of the Ontario Fire Code.

Firefighter nominated for YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award

Pike Krpan, a Hamilton firefighter and vice-president of the Fire Service Women Ontario (FSWO), has been nominated for the YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award in Education/Mentorship.
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Recipe Rescue: Winter comfort foods

Chef and firefighter Patrick Mathieu shares some of his favourite winter comfort food recipes and ideas in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Tools of the Trade: Firefighters are like professional athletes

The word “professional” means doing something as a livelihood, while the word “athlete” means exercising physical ability in many forms. Personal trainer and firefighter Sean Kingswell says firefighters are like professional athletes and need to take care of their bodies and are responsible to be their most fit and professional selves possible. » Learn more
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Fire tears through barn in Ontario township

Fire destroyed a barn in Clearview Township, Ont., on Feb. 5. Twenty-two firefighters battled the inferno with help from the Essa and Collingwood fire departments. » Read more

Body discovered at scene of New Brunswick blaze

RCMP say a body was found in the remains of a house destroyed by fire in northern New Brunswick over the weekend. The fire started in Beaverbrook, about 20 kilometres northwest of Miramichi. » Read more

Brandon, Man., crews douse house fire

Firefighters battled a house fire in Brandon, Man., on Feb. 5 that sent thick smoke over parts of the city. » Read more

CFFCA Provincial Playdown – B.C.

Feb. 6 to Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Parksville, B.C.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown – M.B.

Feb. 8 to Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Winnipeg, Man
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CFCCA Provincial Playdown – North Ontario

Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, 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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