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April 4, 2019

Nova Scotia departments implement safety measures after training death

Two of Nova Scotia's largest fire departments have implemented safety measures to protect their own in the wake of a tragic training incident that took the life of a firefighter from Truro in March.

North Bay firefighters ratify new collective agreement

The North Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association has ratified a new collective agreement with the City of North Bay in Ontario.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast: A New Norm

Firefighters should brace for more forest and wildland blazes across Canada in future years – because it will be the new norm as climate change takes hold. Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland fire at the University of Alberta, spoke with Fire Fighting in Canada about the issue in a podcast that launched this week!.
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Tools of the Trade: Long-term fitness plan

Firefighter and personal trainer Sean Kingswell wrote in the April issue of Canadian Firefighter on why firefighters should stick to long-term fitness plans. He adds that the best-laid program has no bearing if it is not being done. » Learn more

Back to Basics: Entanglement techniques

In the April issue of Canadian Firefighter, firefighter Mark van der Feyst shared four techniques to use when a firefighter’s SCBA becomes entanged. No matter the type of building firefighters find themselves in, there is always a chance or opportunity for entanglement. » Learn more
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Firefighters extinguish large blaze at fish farm

A fire northwest of Lethbridge, Alta., broke out at Current Prairie Fisherman Corp., a fish farm with multiple structures in the vicinity on Apr. 1. » Read more

Chilliwack crews battle tire fire on dairy farm

Chilliwack fire crews in British Columbia battled a large tire fire on a dairy farm in Greendale Apr. 2. Almost all fire units were called out to the scene just before lunch at Toop Farms. » Read more

Corner Brook fire destroys six transport trucks

Officials don't know what caused multiple transport truck fires in Corner Brook on Mar. 31. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received a call around 6:30 a.m. about a large fire in the parking lot of Armour Transportation Systems in Watsons Pond Industrial Park. » Read more

FDIC International

Apr. 8 to 13, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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FSANS Spring Conference

Apr. 12 to 19, 2019
Location: Truro, N.S.
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Northern H.E.A.T.

May 1 to 4, 2019
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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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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