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November 7, 2019

Vancouver firefighters test new device that records chemical exposure

Fire departments in Vancouver are testing a new device called SensorUp that can track where firefighters are on scene and record what they’re inhaling.

Saskatoon Fire Department implements falling awareness program

The Saskatoon Fire Department hopes a new partnership program with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) will help prevent more seniors from falling down. The program, called Remembering When, brings SCOA volunteers and fire fighting community outreach workers into homes to identify risks before they become problems.

London fire official placed on leave amid investigation

London’s Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt has been placed on leave pending a code of conduct investigation.
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Dispatches: Honouring and triggering

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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

Abandoned building catches fire for third time in two weeks

An abandoned building in Cambridge, Ont., caught fire Tuesday evening for the third time in just over a week. » Read more

Vancouver crews respond to three fires in three hours

Vancouver fire crews were kept in continuous action with a succession of residential blazes Monday afternoon. » Read more

Ottawa crews battle commercial blaze

Ottawa firefighters knocked down a major fire in the city’s rural southern outskirts on Tuesday afternoon. The fire began at a commercial property on Power Road. » 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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