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August 29, 2019

Firefighter Training Day and Firefighter Career Expo set for Sept. 28

Canadian Firefighter magazine will host its Training Day and Career Expo at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 28. Career Expo, sponsored by FESTI, is a full day of sessions, networks and vendors tailored for recruits looking to get hired or for those considering becoming a firefighter. Training Day, sponsored by Fort Garry Fire Trucks and Target Solutions, offers free training to firefighters in a variety of areas, including auto extrication, live fire rescue, and LPG incident mitigation.

Oshawa, Ontario union pushes for construction changes

Earlier this summer an under-construction, multi-unit building caught fire in Oshawa, Ont. Now the local fire service and the Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association are pushing for safety changes at construction sites for wood-frame buildings.

Fort McKay places first at national competition

After representing Alberta at a national competition earlier this month, the Fort McKay Fire Department has taken home a national victory.

Fit for Duty: Tips for improving your mobility

Having full range-of-motion (ROM) is crucial to a firefighter’s on-scene performance. In this issue of Canadian Firefighter, Sherry Dean outlines different techniques that can increase and strengthen mobility. » 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
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B.C. crews extinguish hotel fire

Campbell River fire crews in B.C. were called to a fire at the Ramada Hotel Monday morning. Fire Chief Thomas Doherty says the fire happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. in the laundry room. » Read more

Fire damages amusement park

The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after an amusement park in Sauble Beach went up in flames over the weekend. Officers were out on patrol around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when they saw a building at the former Sauble Beach Fun World fully engulfed in flames. » Read more

Firefighters respond to blaze at Georgetown shipyard

A fire at the vacant East Isle Shipyard in Georgetown, P.E.I., is suspicious, say RCMP. Firefighters were called just before 2 p.m. Sunday. » 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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