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September 5, 2019

Ex-fire chief sentenced to nine months for fraud

A former Gananoque, Ont., fire chief who defrauded Gananoque, the Township of Leeds and the Gananoque Firefighters Association was sentenced to nine months in jail on Tuesday.

A west coast search and rescue is looking for new members

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) says it is looking for people who have a strong outdoor recreation skill set, are reasonably fit, willing to learn, and can work in a team environment.

Firefighter Career Expo and Training Day 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.
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Careers in Aviation Expo

Register Today for Careers in Aviation Expo 2019, Mississauga

Presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS, in partnership with Premier Sponsor WestJet, the 2019 Careers in Aviation Expo program continues this September 21 at WestJet’s hangar in Mississauga. Use Code EARLYBIRD10 by September 10 to receive $10 off.

For just $35 your Expo Pass includes lunch and refreshment breaks, access to five keynote presentations from industry leaders, more than 35 top aviation organizations exhibiting at the event, and NEW Breakout Sessions for attendees to explore specific career options within small groups led by an inspiring mentor.

Through the Careers in Aviation registration page, attendees can sign up for four Breakout Sessions throughout the day with pilots, AMEs (M1, M2, E, S), aerospace engineers, military personnel, corporate leaders and even human-resource professionals who will provide job-seeking tips. >> Register now

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

This year celery has quickly become the hot, new, multitasking vegetable. Find out which seven greens columnist and naturopathic doctor Elias Markou deems fire hall staples. » Learn more

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
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CFF Career Expo

Ignite your career in fire fighting.

Join us at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Mississauga on Sept. 28, 2019.

Don’t miss the chance to meet and learn from firefighters, chiefs and industry suppliers. New for this year, those considering a fire fighting career can go on a tour of live firefighter training. Experienced recruits will find a wealth of knowledge shared on recruitment trends, resumes and how to nail that interview. Career Expo is a full day dedicated to helping you reach your goals in the fire service.

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Toronto crews knock down four-alarm blaze

Toronto Fire crews knocked down a large fire that erupted at a vacant multi-unit complex that was under construction in North York, Ont., on Monday night. » Read more

Fire marshal’s office issues warning about using ethanol-fueled fire pots

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a warning about small table top fireplaces that use ethanol as fuel, saying there have been multiple fatalities and injuries in Ontario over the past three years. » Read more

Water bomber, helicopter help extinguish fire behind St. John’s hospital

Emergency crews have put out fires in the forested area in St. John’s behind the Health Sciences Centre, the biggest hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador. Smoke and flames were first seen billowing from the trees on Mount Scio just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. » 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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Canadian Firefighter magazine’s Career Expo

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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