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November 14, 2019

Expanded WCB cancer coverage coming for Saskatchewan firefighters

Firefighters in Saskatchewan will soon have expanded workers’ compensation coverage for six additional cancers. The government said presumption coverage for prostate, skin, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer, as well as multiple myeloma, will come into effect on Nov. 15.

Injured Toronto fire captain released from ICU

A Toronto fire captain critically injured while battling a three-alarm blaze at a vacant downtown building earlier this month is out of intensive care. In a statement issued on Monday, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said that Capt. James Warren has been released from the intensive care unit at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Showering, cleaning gear necessary for firefighter health: study

Research presented recently in Fort McMurray, Alta., suggests firefighters need to shower and clean their gear more to limit contact with cancer-causing chemicals.
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Between alarms: Unmanaged stress can be paralyzing

Stress can contribute to an unhealthy body and mind. B.C.’s Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue Fire Chief, Arjuna George, discusses his journey to release and reduce bad chronic stress. » Learn more

Recipe rescue: Super seafood

Canada is home to some of the freshest seafood in the world. Patrick Mathieu has all your tips and tricks for picking the perfect dish for your flavour palate. » Learn more

Tractor trailer carrying toxic substance catches fire on Highway 401

A tractor trailer carrying a toxic substance caught fire on Tuesday morning, forcing the closure of a section of Highway 401 in Quinte West, Ont. » Read more

Halifax crews douse fire at CN railyard

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency say the remains of an abandoned building at a CN railyard has now been turned over to officials with the company. Crews were called to the scene at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday and spent the night and much of Sunday morning battling the blaze. » Read more

Calgary officials investigating malfunctioning fire hydrants

Residents of the southeast Calgary community of Legacy are raising concerns about fire hydrants they say were malfunctioning a week ago when two homes were damaged by fire. » 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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