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August 15, 2019

Ontario funds new urban search and rescue teams

North Bay, Ottawa, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Windsor will split $2.5-million provincial dollars to establish a variety of new specialty emergency response teams.

Lethbridge County fire departments receive funding for new radio systems

Bad reception and outdated radio equipment will now be a thing of the past for five urban fire departments in southern Alberta, thanks to new funding from Lethbridge County.

Teslin, Yukon receives money for new fire hall

The Village of Teslin, Yukon, is getting millions of dollars for a new fire hall and other projects. These include energy retrofits to make buildings more energy efficient, and a new public works storage facility.
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NFPA’s 2019 Fire Prevention Week products

“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 6 to 12.

Whether you’re making one presentation or 100, there are all sorts of ways to get people in your community involved in Fire Prevention Week with activities and giveaways that will inspire and empower them with knowledge that can help save lives.

NFPA’s materials and resources help support your department’s efforts during Fire Prevention Week, and all year long, giving people the tools and know-how to develop and practice a home fire escape plan. >> Order today!

Fit for Duty: Tips for improving your mobility

Having full range-of-motion (ROM) is crucial to a firefighter’s on-scene performance. This issue Sherry Dean outlines different techniques that can increase and strengthen mobility. » Learn more

Back to Basics: Four types of equipment failure

Equipment that works is necessary but sometimes things fall apart. This issue Mark van der Feyst outlines four different types of equipment failures and the proper procedures to take when each arise. » Learn more

Fire Chief raises concerns about paper mill fires

Quinte West Fire Chief John Whelan says ongoing fires at Trenton’s Norampac paper plant in Ontario are dangerous and he is contemplating calling the Ministry of Labour. » Read more

Calgary firefighters douse recycling facility blaze

Firefighters were battling an outside fire at a recycling plant in southeast Calgary, on Tuesday evening. Batt. Chief Bruce Barrs said the call came in about a fire at ECCO Recycling & Energy Corp. at around 8:40 p.m. » Read more

Laval, Quebec crews battle four alarm fire

Two people were hurt after a large fire broke out early Wednesday morning in Laval, Que. The fire began in a building on Fregault St., near Highway 440 and Curé-Labelle Blvd., around 4:30 a.m. » Read more

OAFC FireCon

September 5 to September 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2019

September 13 to September 15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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