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April 25, 2019

Crews contain fast moving grass fire

A fast-moving grass fire that posed a risk to three communities in Saskatchewan has been contained. Battlefords RCMP said the fire burning north of Highway 40 had posed a risk to Sweetgrass First Nation, the village of Prongua and Table Mountain.

Hundreds evacuated in Quebec as flooding affects 2,300 homes

Flooding from the spring thaw and rain has affected more than 2,300 homes in Quebec and 1,200 residents have been evacuated. Soldiers across the province were filling and stacking sandbags as officials warned floodwaters were likely to keep rising this week due to warming temperatures, combined with rain.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast launches May 6

Associate editor Jayson Koblun spoke with Shayne Mintz, the Canadian regional director of the NFPA, about several ways the legalization of cannabis in Canada will challenge the fire industry in our latest podcast launching the first week in May. Check out some of the great previously released podcasts in the meantime here.
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Extrication tips: The basics of air bags

In firefighter Chad Roberts' latest Extrication Tips column he touches base on the basics of air bags that will hopefully help and guide firefighters in the right direction when training and using air bags in the field. » Learn more
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Tim-bits: Regular training important to firefighters

Firefighter Tim Llewellyn wrote in his latest Tim-bits column that numerous fire department-related articles and speakers have echoed the notion that in order for career and volunteer firefigters to be as proficient as possible in duties as firefighters, they must participate in some type of regular, realistic training or practice. » Learn more
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Winnipeg house fire leaves one person dead

One person died in a house fire in Winnipeg's Norwood neighbourhood Monday morning. Firefighters were called to the fire in a two-storey, single family home shortly before 11:30 a.m. » Read more

Livestock perish in barn blaze

A number of animals perished in a barn fire in rural Niagara Falls, Ont., Sunday. Niagara Falls Fire Department was called to a home on Carl Road shortly after 11 p.m. » Read more

Fatal Toronto apartment fire deemed accidental

A man is dead following a Sunday-morning apartment fire in Regent Park in Toronto that investigators say appears to have been accidental. » 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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