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October 24, 2019

BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee holds workshop

A Richmond, B.C., workshop to tackle mental health issues experienced by first responders took place on Oct. 23. The sold-out Building Resilient Workplaces workshop was organized by the BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee, a multi-agency committee representing labour and management.

Construction contract approved for new Niagara Falls fire station

The construction contract for a new fire station in Niagara Falls was approved by city council Tuesday evening. The cost of the project is $7.2 million. To accommodate the station, a new truck will need to be purchased for an estimated $1.1 million.

Mandatory WCB coverage for volunteer departments coming to Nova Scotia

On Thursday, the Nova Scotia government said it is amending the legislation governing the Workers' Compensation Board to make it mandatory for municipalities to pay for the coverage of volunteer fire department members in their respective jurisdictions.
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Feature: Keeping at-the-ready

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Recipe rescue: Super seafood

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More than 1,500 pigs perish in barn blaze

A fire at a pig farm east of Kincardine, Ont., has killed more than 1,500 pigs and led to $1.5 million in losses. South Bruce OPP along with fire crews from Kincardine, Ripley and Tiverton were called to the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday night. » Read more

Electrical fire forces evacuation of London high school

A small electrical fire forced the evacuation of a high school in south London, Ont., Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to Regina Mundi Catholic College just before 10 a.m. » Read more

Downed power line sparks Winnipeg blaze

Manitoba Hydro says arcing power lines were the reason for a fire and flashes that could be seen throughout the sky in North Kildonan, Man. Crews were called to the scene just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. » Read more

2020 FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference

January 13 - January 15, 2020
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
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FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

January 15 - January 16, 2020
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
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CFFCA Provincial Playdown

January 17 - January 19, 2020
Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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