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July 11, 2019

New fire chief in Osoyoos, B.C.

Dave McMahon’s desire to make a new life in Canada and continue his firefighting career has worked out incredibly well as he takes over as the first full-time professional fire chief in Osoyoos, B.C.

Former fire chief pleads guilty to theft

The former fire chief of Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands in Ontario has pleaded guilty of defrauding the municipalities of more than $65,000 over a four-year period.

Forest fire forces full evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation

A full evacuation of a First Nation in northwestern Ontario was underway Monday as a forest fire burned less than 10 kilometres from the community.
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Features: Assessing accountability

Scott Wilkinson says in the modern fire service, everyone should have an accountability system and be using it. Yet, reports from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) routinely indicate a lack of accountability in the top five causes of firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODDs). » 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 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
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Three planes destroyed in airport hangar blaze

Three airplanes were destroyed Sunday when a fire levelled a hangar at the Lacombe Regional Airport in Alberta. Local police and firefighters from Lacombe and Blackfalds responded to the scene around 8 p.m., said Jon Fromm, president of the Lacombe Flying Club, which operates the airport 125 kilometres south of Edmonton. » Read more

Unattended cooking sparks Hamilton house fire

Fire officials say unattended cooking sparked a fire in Hamilton, Ont., on Monday evening that caused an estimated $75,000 in damage. » Read more

Calgary crews douse blaze at elementary school

The cause of a fire that broke out at a northeast Calgary elementary school early Tuesday morning is under investigation. The Calgary Fire Department was called to Grant MacEwan School just after 3 a.m. for reports of smoke coming from the roof of the building. » 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: 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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