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October 3, 2019

New project researching toxin exposure

Canadian firefighters are at a higher risk of cancer and a new study is looking into toxin exposure. AGAT Laboratories is partnering with the Calgary Fire Department to identify the various toxins members contact on the job.

Trailblazing firefighter retires

When Nancy Innes applied to be a firefighter in 1992, she didn’t know she would become a trailblazer for the Surrey Fire Department in British Columbia. Innes, along with Isabel Ruediger (who applied at the same time), would become the first ever female firefighters in the city.

Next Fire Fighting in Canada podcast airs October 7

In the next episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, sponsored by Dräger, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy hosts a conversation with Steve Darling, a senior broadcast journalist and city councillor in Port Coquitlam, B.C., that will help fire chiefs determine reliable sources, develop quality relationships with journalists, best manage a press conference and ultimately cut through the noise to deliver the needed information to their community.
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Feature: Understanding autism

Firefighters need tools to deliver care to people with autism. Ben Wilson discusses autism in our world and shares resources to help you better communicate with the afflicted. » Learn more

Fit for duty: Finding your motivation

Have you had days when you’d rather do anything other than your workout? Sherry Dean talks about motivation and how to push through those lethargic moments. » Learn more
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Lights Out: Knowing the Way When You Can’t See DVD

When entering a building during an emergency response, firefighters have to make quick and precise decisions in order to mitigate the situation and stay safe.

In this classroom presentation, Nick Papa discusses how to properly size-up a building to understand what you may experience once on the inside. Papa walks through sizeup, various building features, identifying rooms, styles of private dwellings, and what to do when you are lost and disoriented. >> Order now

Fire damages apartment building in Newfoundland

More than a dozen people are out of their homes after a fire at an apartment building in Labrador City, Nfld., Monday morning. » Read more

Grain dryer fire destroys barley

Several hundred bushels of feed barley were lost at a grain dryer fire in Star City, Sask., early Tuesday morning. Melfort Fire and Rescue responded to a reported fire in a grain dryer at 1:00 a.m. » Read more

London, Ontario firefighters battle McDonald’s kitchen blaze

A McDonald’s restaurant at Oxford Street and Wharncliffe Road in London, Ont., had to be evacuated on Tuesday morning after a grease fire in the kitchen. The London Fire Department says a fryer fire was to blame, but all employees and patrons got out safely. » Read more

Firehouse Expo

October 8 - October 12, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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SPFA 19 North America

October 13 - October 18, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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FSMO Professional Development Symposium 2019

October 18 - October 20, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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