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November 28, 2019

Nova Scotia PhD student to research volunteer firefighters’ mental health

In January, Robin Campbell, a PhD student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, will begin working with fire departments to study mental health in volunteer firefighters.

Firefighters’ union in Saanich, B.C., warns public of new phone scam

A tweet put up by the firefighters’ union in Saanich, B.C., is warning the public of a phone scam. The scammer has been impersonating the Saanich Fire Department, and phoning people asking for donations to the burn fund.

Fire captain who was critically injured in blaze released from hospital

Toronto’s fire chief says a captain who was critically injured while battling a blaze earlier this month has been released from hospital. Chief Matthew Pegg shared a photo on Twitter showing Capt. James Warren leaving a downtown hospital flanked by a fellow firefighter.
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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 fire ground. » 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

Farm fire near Stratford, Ont., causes $450,000 in damage

A fire on a rural property north of Stratford, Ont., caused nearly half-a-million dollars in damage, but fire officials said it could have been much worse. » Read more

Fire forces evacuation of Nova Scotia school

A fire forced the evacuation of a junior high school in Truro, N.S., Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education says staff at Truro Junior High School became aware of the fire shortly after 10 a.m., when the sprinkler system went off. » Read more

Surrey, B.C., house fire claims elderly woman’s life

An elderly woman was found dead at the scene of a large house fire in Surrey, B.C., Monday morning. » 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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