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June 6, 2019

Firefighters' union frustrated by lack of action

The head of the union representing Cape Breton Regional Municipality professional firefighters says relations with management are no better than they were a year ago.

Fire north of Slave Lake could burn for months

Officials say a wildfire near Slave Lake could burn for months, producing smoky conditions in the region. The blaze is now more than 240,000 hectares in size, more than three times the City of Edmonton and is burning about 32 kilometres away from the town.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast “Drones in the Fire Service” launched

Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Scott Wilkinson, senior academy officer at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service about how the department is using unmanned aerial vehicles to augment firefighting efforts in Fire Fighting in Canada the Podcast’s latest episode.
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Health and Wellness: Is PTSD different than other disorders?

In the January issue of Canadian Firefighter, registered psychotherapist Nick Halmasy shares his professional opinion on whether or not PTSD is different than other disorders. » Learn more
Compassion fatigue

Between Alarms: Compassion fatigue

From earlier this year, Fire Chief Arjuna George wrote the world is full of organizations that continually put the well-being and safety of people above its own. He shares in the January issue of Canadian Firefighter his thoughts on burning out and being aware of compassion fatigue. » Learn more

Lightning sparks eight fires in B.C. Interior

Eight fires have been sparked by a lightning storm that rolled through B.C.’s Interior on May 29, and more could be on the way. » Read more

More than 1,700 people flown from Pikangikum as forest fire burns nearby

Nearly half of the residents of Pikangikum First Nation have been flown out of the northern community, as a 3,800-hectare forest fire continues to burn just a few kilometres away. » Read more

Blaze shuts down Georgian College campus

An early-morning fire at the Barrie campus of Georgian College in Ontario has shut down the institution. According to the Barrie Fire Department, firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly and there were no injuries. » Read more

International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire-Rescue Med

June 5 to June 8, 2019
Location: Henderson, Nev.
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MAFC Conference and Trade show

June 6 to June 10, 2019
Location: Brandon, Man.
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FDIC Atlantic Conference

June 7 to June 10, 2019
Location: Wolfsville, N.S.
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OAFC FireCon

Sept. 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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