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September 12, 2019

Memorial ride raises over $20,000 for fallen firefighters

The third annual Memorial Ride to Ottawa came to a close on Friday. This year over 40 firefighters embarked on a three-day cycling ride to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

JIBC appoints new fire and safety director

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) appointed Charlene Jordan-Jones as the first female director of its fire and safety division.

Niagara-on-the-Lake appoints new fire chief

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., has named its new fire chief. The town announced in a media release that after an internal hiring process Nick Ruller accepted the position of fire chief and community emergency management co-ordinator effective immediately.
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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.

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

Back to Basics: Four types of equipment failure

Equipment that works is necessary on scene. Mark van der Feyst outlines four different types of equipment failures and the proper procedures to take when each arise. » Learn more

Tim-bits: How to check for children in a house fire

Bunkbeds, lofts and stacked cribs can add difficulty when searching for a child. Tim Llewellyn provides tips on how firefighters can better perform complete searches inside children’s bedrooms. » Learn more
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NFPA’s 2019 Fire Prevention Week

“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 now

Fatal fire on Saskatchewan First Nation deemed suspicious

RCMP are treating a fatal house fire in the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation near Duck Lake, Sask., as suspicious. In a statement on the First Nation’s website, band councillor Kevin Seeseequasis said the fire on Sunday afternoon was contained quickly but one person died. » Read more

High-rise blaze sends elderly resident to hospital

An elderly resident was pulled from an apartment without vital signs after a fire broke out at a Toronto high-rise Monday afternoon. » Read more

Standpipe thieves put high-rise residents at serious fire risk: officials

Metal thieves are putting people who work and live in Vancouver high-rises at serious risk should a fire break out. More than 60 standpipes, which deliver high-pressure water to the hoses of firefighters, have either been stolen or tampered with, say police. » Read more

CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2019

September 13 to September 16, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Canadian Firefighter Career Expo

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Canadian Firefighter Training Day

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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