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July 18, 2019

More paid firefighters needed for third Charlottetown station

After two years of planning, last week Charlottetown council in P.E.I. voted to approve a third fire hall for the city. Now the union representing paid firefighters in Charlottetown would like to see more firefighters employed.

Young B.C. teen’s new book inspired by first responders and pets affected by wildfires

A 13-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., is travelling through the Interior meeting his real-life super heroes as he shares the latest book he has written about first responders.

Grand Forks chief will return to work after bullying volunteer

Grand Forks, B.C., Fire Chief Dale Heriot will be returning to work, despite being found by WorkSafeBC and an external city investigation to have bullied and harassed a member of the department following a complaint made earlier this year.
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Auto extraction

Feature: Challenges test auto extrication skills

Auto extrication challenges are regularly held by the Transportation Emergency Response Committee (TERC) Canada and TERC USA. Chad Roberts, Oakville firefighter, discusses the importance of branching out from the typical department-mandated training. » Learn more
Groundwork training

Tools of the Trade: Groundwork training important for firefighters

Crawling effectively is a learned behaviour, says firefighter and personal trainer Sean Kingswell. Learn about how getting low in your fitness routine can add strength to a firefighter’s most common and dangerous body position. » Learn more

Early morning blaze destroys Charlottetown apartment building

All the residents of a Charlottetown apartment building got out safely when a fire destroyed their homes early Wednesday morning. » Read more

Halifax barber shop fire ignited by gasoline

Gasoline was the ignition source of a July 7 fire at Barran Barber Shop, a Halifax Fire and Emergency investigation has determined. » Read more

Woman dies after being pulled from fire in Kamloops

A woman who was pulled from her burning home in Kamloops, B.C., has died from her injuries. » Read more

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

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

September 5 to September 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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