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June 27, 2019

Calgary Fire Department could face $9-million budget cut

A budget cut of $9 million proposed for Calgary, Alta.’s, fire department could compromise firefighters and the public.

Tensions still simmering between Cape Breton, firefighters’ union

Cape Breton Regional Municipality says it is taking steps to address labour-management issues with its firefighters’ union.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast launches Tuesday

Launching Tuesday, July 2 – Podcast host and Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks with NFPA public-education representative Laura King on this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not every hero wears a cape: Plan and practice your escape”. The two discuss what’s new this year, some background and history on the campaign, and offer valuable resources departments can use as they prepare for Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 6-12. Check out some great pre-recorded content in the meantime here.
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Features: Studying the statistics

New research shows firefighter cancer and mental-health issues are on the rise. Cancer is still the top killer of firefighters in Canada while mental health is an increasing concern, according to nationwide insurance claims data. » Learn more

Dispatches: July 2019

If tough conversations were easy, we’d be having them all the time. We are mostly interacting on the surface level, often unwilling or uninterested to peel back the layers to see what’s hidden beneath. Check out the latest article on surface-level communication by Jennifer Griggs. » Learn more
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Fire probe leads to discovery of drug lab

An investigation of a suspicious fire at a home in View Royal, B.C., led to the discovery of a clandestine drug lab in a family neighbourhood. » Read more

Firefighters tackle hemp plant blaze

A malfunctioning piece of heavy machinery is being blamed for sparking a fire on the property of a hemp plant in Gilbert Plains, Man. » Read more

Blaze forces residents from long-term care home

A three-alarm fire at long-term care home Kennedy Lodge in Scarborough, Ont., Monday has been knocked out and residents are able to return to their homes. » Read more

MFCA Conference

July 12 to July 15, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 7 to August 11, 2019
Location: Location: Atlanta, G.A.
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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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