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June 13, 2019

Canadian Firefighter joins forces with FSWO

Annex Business Media has announced a new partnership between Canadian Firefighter and Fire Service Women Ontario. All FSWO members will receive a free subscription to Canadian Firefighter magazine, as well as special offers in the Firehall Bookstore. So, look to Canadian Firefighter for all future FSWO news and updates!

Female firefighters sought for study

Female firefighters from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and elsewhere are being sought to participate in a research study conducted by the University of British Columbia in Canada. The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence and circumstances of cancer and work-related injury among female firefighters.

B.C. wildfire season expected to be busier than normal

After back-to-back, record-breaking wildfire seasons in British Columbia, firefighters are gearing up for another severe fire season. In a 2019 wildfire season outlook released by the provincial government, drought conditions, above average temperatures and “significantly” lower-than-average snowpack levels combined indicate a “busier than normal season.”
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Principles of taste

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 lacking confidence 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
Reducing risk

Prevention: Reducing Risk

The City of Surrey, B.C., launched a program that forces property owners to either secure their property or pay the city to do it for them. The initiative has reduced related fires by up to two-thirds and recouped more than $853,000 from property owners. » Learn more

Nanaimo firefighters tackle disposal centre blaze

Materials burned up but the building wasn’t damaged in a fire at a disposal centre in south Nanaimo, B.C., on Tuesday night. Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews were called out at 11:45 p.m. to DBL Disposal Services Ltd. to find a pile of materials on fire close to the back of the building. » Read more

Fire destroys Mississauga duplex

A Mississauga, Ont., duplex has been destroyed after fire broke out Tuesday morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 11 a.m. A van parked in the driveway was also destroyed in the fire. » Read more

Blaze forces evacuation of hotel at Winnipeg airport

Smoke from a basement fire at a Winnipeg hotel forced guests to leave the building on June 6. A burnt generator part in the basement of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel led to the evacuation of the building. » Read more

NFPA Conference & Expo

June 17 to June 21, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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MFCA Conference

July 12 to July 15, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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OAFC FireCon

Sept. 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 13 to September 17, 2019
Location: Calgary, Ont.
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