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August 22, 2019

County increases volunteer firefighter compensation

The County of Grande Prairie Council in Alberta has given the green light to bump the rate of pay for volunteer firefighters who are out on deployment.

Former firefighter co-develops B.C. wildfire app

Former firefighter Aaron Kilback says his friends in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley used to ask him for updates on campfire bans and active wildfires, and he figured it would be easier if the information was all in one place.

Federal government funds creation of Indigenous Fire Marshal Office

The Government of Canada announced funding of $9.97 million over three years, starting in 2019-2020, to support the creation of an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO).
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Challenges test auto extrication skills

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

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
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Calgary firefighter rescues child from Elbow River

A member of the Calgary Fire Department rescued a child from the Elbow River in Calgary on Tuesday. » Read more

Firefighter injured battling rooming house blaze

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with an arm injury and at least 18 people have been forced from their homes after a fire broke out at a rooming house in Moncton on Tuesday night. The fire started at around 8:30 p.m. at a large, three-storey building in downtown Moncton. » Read more

Fire at Ontario home causes partial roof collapse

Fire crews were busy battling a fire at a home in the Rockwood area of Guelph, Ont., Tuesday evening. Guelph Fire officials say the home suffered extensive damage and a partial roof collapse. » Read more

OAFC FireCon 2019

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

September 13 to September 16, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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