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March 7, 2019

Volunteers seek medical training to ease lack of ambulance availability

A volunteer firefighter in Cape Breton is concerned about the limited availability of ambulances in Nova Scotia and wants to help. Some members of the Westmount Volunteer Fire Department are willing to take medical first responder training, which could help people waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Surrey fire chief says free smoke alarm program cut residential fire deaths in half

Surrey’s fire chief says the number of people dying in house fires has dropped 46 per cent since the inception of its HomeSafe program, which provides free smoke alarms and home safety inspections to residents.

Moncton Fire Department to establish Hazmat team

The Moncton Fire Department has started the process of establishing a Hazmat team for southeast New Brunswick. The department has concluded an 80-hour training program to help firefighters become Hazmat technicians.
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Jennifer Grigg

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 Llewellyn

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

Fredericton names new fire chief

The City of Fredericton has named long-serving firefighter Dwayne Killingbeck as its new fire chief. The city’s chief administrative officer announced the new chief following a job search and interview process over the past several weeks. » Read more

School buses destroyed in Chelmsford blaze

Five school buses were destroyed in a late-night fire in Chelmsford, Ont.. Greater Sudbury firefighters were called to C and D Bus Lines just before midnight on Mar. 4. » Read more

Toronto crews battle five-alarm fire

A male is dead and another person is seriously injured after a five-alarm fire in a residential property in downtown Toronto on Mar. 4. » Read more

CFFCA Championships

Mar. 14 to Mar. 23, 2019
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A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy

Mar. 22 to Mar. 28, 2019
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IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

Mar. 23 to 29, 2019
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OAFC Annual Conference & Trade Show

May 3 to 4, 2019
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OAFC FireCon

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