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September 19, 2019

Charlottetown firefighters join international union

The Charlottetown Professional Firefighters Association (CPFA) has officially joined the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and now exists as IAFF Local 5219. Spencer Waite, president of the CPFA, said one of the issues they want to address is a serious concern over public safety lapses in the city.

Students design flying emergency rescue vehicle concept

A team of students at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed the concept for Skywalker, a flying emergency rescue vehicle.

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. Spaces for the remaining hot courses are limited.
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Assessing accountability

Accountability starts at the beginning. Scott Wilkinson cites the NFPA 1500, outlining the importance of hot zone accountability and written tracking on every scene. » Learn more

Groundwork training important for firefighters

Crawling effectively is a learned behaviour says firefighter and personal trainer Sean Kingswell. Learn about how getting low in your fitness routine can add strength to a firefighter’s most common and dangerous body position. » Learn more
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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

Fire breaks out at southern Ontario pig farm

A fire broke out at a barn housing pigs near Tavistock, Ont., early Wednesday morning. Crews were called to an address on Maplewood Sideroad just south of Tavistock around 5:15 a.m. for a working barn fire. » Read more

Montreal crews respond to tire fire

A tire fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at a garage in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough in Montreal, with a thick plume of black smoke billowing over the area. » Read more

Edmonton house fire leaves one person dead

One person is dead after an early morning house fire in northeast Edmonton. Flames and heavy smoke were reported by neighbours shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. » Read more

IAFF Fallen Fighters Memorial

September 21, 2019
Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.
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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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