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March 21, 2019

Stoney Nakoda Fire Department disbands

The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department in Alberta is no longer responding to emergency calls on the First Nation reserve after its fire chief unexpectedly resigned last week, leaving 3,700 residents vulnerable to emergencies.

Vernon ordered to reinstate employees fired for sexual activity in fire chief's office

A B.C. arbitration board has ordered the City of Vernon to reinstate two employees who were fired last year after they were caught having sexual relations in the fire chief's office.

Volunteer departments can apply for free turnout gear

The 2019 application period for MSA’s annual Globe Gear Giveaway is now open. Thirteen fire departments will each receive four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear, for a total of 52 sets. The program is a partnership of Globe by MSA, DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council.
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Recipe Rescue: The principles of taste

How would you describe yourself in the kitchen? Firefighter and chef Patrick Mathieu goes over the principals of taste in the April edition of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more
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Front Seat: What makes a good company officer?

Fire captain Jason Clark shares in his April column of Canadian Firefighter what he says are ways to be a good company officer. » Learn more

Edmonton crews battle rubber plant blaze

Edmonton fire crews battled a blaze at an Alberta Environmental Rubber Products plant in the city’s northwest on Mar. 19. Nine crews along with the hazmat unit had the blaze under control and were cleaning up hot spots shortly after 2 p.m. » Read more

Mississauga apartment fire sends three people to hospital

Three people, including a child, are in hospital after a fire broke out at a low-rise apartment building in Mississauga, Ont., overnight on Mar. 19. » Read more

Multiple departments respond to New Minas commercial blaze

An older commercial building in New Minas, N.S., has been destroyed by fire. Fire crews from New Minas, Kentville, Greenwich, Wolfville, and Port Williams responded to the fire just after 2:30 p.m. on Mar. 19. » Read more

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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IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

Mar. 23 to 29, 2019
Location: Reno, Nev.
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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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