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April 11, 2019

Timmins names new fire chief

Timmins, Ont.,’s mayor says the city's new fire chief is bringing three things to the job: leadership, leadership, leadership. Council appointed Tom Laughren as the new Timmins Fire Department chief at a recent meeting. He has also been appointed as the community emergency management co-ordinator for the City of Timmins.

Saskatchewan union and government at odds over wildland firefighter fitness test

The Saskatchewan government and the union representing the province’s wildland firefighters are at odds over the province’s plans to use a modified version of the wildland firefighter fitness test.

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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Fit for duty: How to start a workout program

Maybe you have never needed to officially work out because you were already active in a sport that kept you strong and your cardio challenged. If your ability to maintain that activity has been reduced, a physical job like fire fighting requires you to find a way to keep fit and manage a limited timeframe. Check out firefighter Sherry Dean’s article on how to start a workout program. » Learn more

Fire Ground: The new norm

Editor Grant Cameron wrote an article in the April issue of Fire Fighting in Canada on wildland fire experts and ecologists warning that fires will likely become more widespread and destruction will become more severe during the summer months in Canada as climate change takes hold. » Learn more
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Overnight blaze damages North York restaurant

No injuries were reported after a fire at a restaurant in North York overnight on Apr. 9. » Read more

Woman dies in Esquimalt apartment fire

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed that a woman in her 60s died in an apartment fire in Esquimalt on Apr.7. » Read more

Squamish grow-op fire prompts air quality warning

Members of the public were advised to keep windows and doors shut on Apr. 8, when a legal grow-op went up in flames in Squamish, B.C. » Read more

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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IAFF VCOS Symposium in the West

May 2 to 4, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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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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