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December 12, 2019

Oshawa commits to additional firefighters in 2020 budget

City councillors in Oshawa, Ont., approved hiring three frontline firefighters, an assistant deputy chief and a communications officer to oversee the dispatch centre. However, they opted to hold off on a significant bump in fire staffing that would lead to another fire truck on the roads.

Public meeting garners support for Highlands East firefighters

The message was clear following the recent public meeting facilitated by the Highlands East firefighters in Ontario: Help us help you.

Firefighters’ union blasts proposed plan for fire department

The union representing Thunder Bay firefighters is looking to city council to reject recommendations in a proposed new master strategic plan that would set the direction for the fire department over the next decade.
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Help Wanted

Help wanted

Firefighters are essential to the safety of our communities, yet many departments are facing a worrisome decline in volunteers. The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL), Nova Scotia, has taken action, rolling out a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy. By Peter Simpson » Learn more
At The Ready

Keeping at-the-ready

In the fire service, keeping equipment in its ready state is a must. It is important to check and re-check gear to ensure it’s able to meet the demands of the job when it’s go-time. ELDOA exercises can help maintain your body’s optimal range of motion. By Sean Waldie and Micheal Okumura » Learn more

Montreal crews discover body in burned out industrial building

Montreal arson investigators have launched an investigation into a fire in an industrial building in Pointe-Claire that appears to have claimed the life a man who worked there. » Read more

Firefighters battle barn blaze near Wilton, Ont.

Emergency crews battled a barn fire near Wilton, north of Highway 401 on Monday afternoon. » Read more

Fire destroys car dealership in Edson, Alta.

Two fires broke out early Monday morning in a town west of Edmonton, and one of them destroyed much of a vehicle dealership. » Read more

FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

Jan. 13-16, 2020
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Lambton County Firefighters’ Fire Trade Show

Jan. 25, 2020
Location: Point Edward, Ont.
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Firehouse World 2020

Feb. 24-27. 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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