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April 18, 2019

Grass fires frustrate Cape Breton firefighters

Long frustrated by the sheer volume of grass and out-of-control property fires they are called on to extinguish, Cape Breton firefighters in Nova Scotia are saying enough is enough.

Oakville Fire Auto Extrication Team selected to compete in France

The Oakville Fire Department Auto Extrication team has been selected by the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee to represent Canada and the U.S. at the World Rescue Organization Challenge in La Rochelle, France this September.

Notre Dame fire: Video shows how firefighters struggled to battle blaze

Firefighters battled an inferno inside Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday. Footage released by the Paris Fire Brigade showed the cathedral’s ceilings burning bright orange and flames surging inside as firefighters and a robot attempted to extinguish the blaze.
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Between Alarms: 13 ways to kill your fire department

Fire Chief Arjuna George shared in his April Between Alarms columns 13 ways to kill your fire department. He says these 13 ways to kill your fire department are his top areas that, if ignored, will aid in the collapse or dysfunction of your fire service. He says this list could be doubled but the following make his top 13. » Learn more
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Recipe Rescue: The principles of taste

Are you an adventurous free spirit with bold taste buds ready to experiment with any ingredient? Or are you a timid and meek shell of yourself, lacking confidence and creativity when it comes to food? These are questions chef and acting captain Patrick Mathieu asked in his latest Recipe Rescue column. Mathieu says whether you are on one end of the scale or the other, understanding what we know can help you become a more accomplished and confident cook. » Learn more

Fire tears through popular Montreal restaurant

A major blaze has gutted a commercial building in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, in Montreal’s West Island. » Read more

Crews battle brush fire near Saskatoon

Fire crews were fighting a large brush fire just southwest of Saskatoon Tuesday night. The Saskatoon fire department says it got a 911 call just after 2 p.m. about trees on fire in a yard near Riverside Estates. » Read more

Blaze damages Niagara-on-the-Lake winery

Billowing black smoke filled the sky above wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake Tuesday after a fire erupted at the Colaneri Estate Winery. » Read more

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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