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July 25, 2019

Kanata fire hall closed due to unsafe working conditions

A fire station in Kanata, Ont., is closed due to construction caused unsafe working conditions. Construction started this winter, but Vic Dillabaugh, vice president of the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association and health and safety committee co-chair, says workers were moved out July 11.

Winnipeg firefighters responding to increasingly violent calls: union

United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg says its members are being sent on calls that require a police response, putting its members in an increasing number of dangerous situations over the last year.

Halifax Heritage advisory committee to consider adding fire hall to registry

Halifax’s heritage advisory committee will explore adding a local fire hall to its registry of heritage properties.
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Dispatches: Surface-level communications

Columnist Jennifer Grigg considers the importance of mindfulness in day-to-day communications, challenging departments to dig a little deeper. » Learn more

Tim-bits: How to check for children in a house fire

Bunkbeds, lofts and stacked cribs can add difficulty when searching for a child. In this edition of Tim-bits, Tim Llewellyn provides tips on how firefighters can better perform complete searches inside children’s bedrooms. » Learn more

School bus blaze sends dozens of children to hospital

Almost 70 people – most of them children – were sent to hospital after two school buses caught fire on a highway near St-Eustache, Montreal, on Tuesday morning. The fire started after an accident involving the two buses and another vehicle on Highway 640. » Read more

One dead, another missing after house fire near Ottawa

One person is dead and another is missing after a house fire just outside the rural, eastern Ontario community of St-Isidore Tuesday morning. » Read more

Halifax crews battle commercial blaze

A large abandoned structure at a commercial building in Halifax caught fire on Monday. Police assisted the Halifax Fire Department at the structure fire, and Halifax Fire confirmed that several of its units were on site. » Read more

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August 7 to August 11, 2019
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OAFC FireCon

September 5 to September 7, 2019
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

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