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September 26, 2019

B.C. fire department raises $93,000 for Ride to Conquer Cancer

Eighteen members of the Victoria Fire Department in B.C. joined the thousands of participants in this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Greenview, Alberta names new regional fire chief

Greenview, Alta., named Wayne Brown as its new regional fire chief. Brown spent the last 35 years with fire services across Alberta, including time most recently with the Calgary Coordinated Safety Response Team and Internal Safety Response Unit.

Fleming College students qualify for international fire fighting competition

Four Fleming College pre-service firefighter students in Peterborough, Ont., have qualified for the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Alabama next month.
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Feature: Help wanted

Finding volunteers is a continual challenge. Nova Scotia firefighter Peter Simpson talks about how one municipality is encouraging recruitment. » Learn more

Between alarms: Unmanaged stress can be paralyzing

Stress can contribute to an unhealthy body and mind. Fire Chief Arjuna George shares his journey to release and reduce chronic stress. » Learn more
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CFF Expo

Ignite your career in firefighting.

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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Montreal crews rescue workers trapped under bridge

A specialized high-rescue team of Montreal firefighters saved three workers who were trapped under the new Champlain Bridge early Wednesday. » Read more

Ontario fire truck crashes en route to call

Five Plympton-Wyoming, Ont., firefighters were sent to hospital after the department’s pumper engine crashed on the way to a car fire Tuesday morning. » Read more

Quebec firefighters respond to a pair of kitchen fires

Gatineau, Que., firefighters were busy with two kitchen-related fires in apartment buildings Tuesday. » Read more

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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Firehouse Expo

October 8 - October 12, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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