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February 14, 2019

Fire dispatch to be consolidated across Waterloo Region

The Ontario cities of Cambridge and Kitchener announced fire services will be combined in a single service across Waterloo Region.

Stipends available for fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada is awarding stipends to 20 qualifying fire departments that demonstrate a plan to conduct a community event featuring a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration.

Registration for 2019 Career Expo now open

The 2019 fire, security and 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 industries. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in a career in either the fire, police or security industries.
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Recruiting and Retaining

Firefighter Peter Simpson shares in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter his thoughts on the difficulty that volunteer fire departments have in attracting and retaining new recruits. » Learn more

Wellness: Is PTSD different than other disorders?

Registered psychotherapist Nick Halmasy shares his professional opinion on whether or not PTSD is different than other disorders in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Early morning fire displaces family of four

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

One person dead, firefighter injured in Penticton house fire

Penticton, B.C., RCMP confirm one person is dead after a weekend house fire. The blaze also injured a responding firefighter. » Read more

Three people injured in industrial explosion

Three people were hurt in an explosion and fire at a renewable energy plant near Entwistle, Alta., on Feb. 11. » Read more

CFCCA Provincial Playdown – North Ontario

Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CFFCA Championships

Mar. 14 to Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy

Mar. 22 to Mar. 28, 2019
Location: Silver Spring, M.D.
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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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