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October 31, 2019

Nova Scotia announces $300,000 memorial grant for first responder families

Nova Scotia families of first responders who die as a result of their duties can receive a $300,000 memorial grant to recognize their loved one's sacrifice and service.

Former volunteer firefighter acquitted of arson

A former volunteer firefighter with the Lappe Fire Department in Thunder Bay, Ont., has been found not guilty of arson for a fire that destroyed a vacant home. Cody Plummer was acquitted from charges of arson and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

Wage increase negotiations settled for Saskatoon firefighters

The City of Saskatoon and the union representing fire department employees managed to settle on terms for a four-year contract without arbitration. Firefighters and other department workers will receive five wage increases totalling 8.1 per cent over the four-year deal, which covers 2017 through to the end of next year.
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Front seat: Clarity is key on scene

Firefighters are capable of many feats, but they can’t read minds. Jason Clark, a captain, talks about the importance of clear communication on the fireground. » Learn more

Between alarms: Unmanaged stress can be paralyzing

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

Denmark to host the 2020 World Firefighters Games

The 14th World Firefighters Games will be held in Aalborg, Denmark, from Aug. 22 to 29 in 2020. This is an international event where firefighters from all over the world can participate in a wide variety of sporting activities. » Read more

Early morning fire displaces Ottawa family

A family has been displaced and a pet dog has died in an early morning fire in Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood Tuesday. » Read more

Windsor, Ont., officials probe second fatal fire in a week

For the second time in less than a week, a person has died as a result of an apartment fire in Windsor, Ont. » Read more

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs 2019 AGM

November 19 - November 21, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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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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