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August 8, 2019

3 hikers face charges after firefighter injured during rescue

Three people are facing charges laid by the City of Hamilton for their part in an incident at Albion Falls last week that left one firefighter seriously injured.

Michelle O’Hara appointed new executive director of the OAFC

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) announced that Michelle O’Hara, has been named executive director of the organization, replacing Richard Boyes who retired from the post after seven years.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast out now

In the new episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, sponsored by Dräger, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with communication strategist Karen Gordon of Gordon Strategy about the Metoo movement and the fire service.
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Guidelines for Highway Incident Scene Safety and Traffic Control

Highway traffic accidents pose a daily hazard for first responders. Unfortunately, often responders are killed and injured assisting at accident scenes. In most of these cases, they are injured due to a second accident when other cars and large trucks crash into the accident scene. These accidents can be avoided if proper highway incident traffic control is utilized.

The materials presented in this training course are based upon proven highway traffic control that provides for a safe incident area. Participants are trained in the proper location of advanced warning signs, flagging techniques, lane closures, and safety equipment. >> Order today!

Well Being: Don’t forget to hit the greens this summer

This year celery has quickly become the hot, new, multitasking vegetable, yet Elias Markou confirms firefighters need more. Find out which seven greens Markou deems “fire hall staples” in this issue of Canadian Firefighter. » Learn more

Feature: Proper protocol

How should one use elevators under fire conditions? President and CEO of ESI Elevator Solutions Inc. and ESI Elevator Rescue Glenn Zolnierczyk outlines the importance of practicing with FEO elevators in various emergency conditions. » Learn more

Firefighter dies while battling Quebec forest fire

Quebec’s forest fire protection service has identified a 32-year-old who died Sunday while battling a blaze in the province’s Outaouais region. » Read more

Early morning fire destroys vacant commercial building

Fire officials are investigating after a vacant commercial building in north Edmonton was gutted by a fire early Tuesday morning. » Read more

Lightning strike sparks Calgary house fire

An attic in southeast Calgary caught fire after being struck by lightning on Tuesday, according to fire officials. » Read more

APCO 2019

August 11 to August 14, 2019
Location: Baltimore, Md.
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OAFC FireCon

September 5 to September 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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