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Winnipeg union raises concerns over emergency services funding

The head of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg says 2019 will be “the year that won’t be forgotten” and is concerned the city’s funding for emergency services isn’t keeping up with the demand.

Canada sends more fire specialists to help battle Australia wildfires

As more than 150 fires continued to ravage Australia over the weekend, Canada sent a fourth deployment of fire specialists to New South Wales to help battle the blazes that have so far killed 23 people, burned 5 million hectares of land and destroyed an estimated 480 million animals.

Work underway on new Welland fire service headquarters

Shovels will be in the ground for two new fire halls in Welland, Ont., this spring. Chief Brian Kennedy said site preparation on Welland Fire and Emergency Services’ new headquarters is underway.
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Fit for duty: Finding your motivation

Chances are if you are reading this column you either like fitness or like the sound of fitness. What makes one group different from the other? Action. As simple as that sounds, it is the great divide. There are exceptions to every rule and most of us will have moments when we struggle to get off the sofa, yet something eventually inspires us to do so. By Sherry Dean » Learn more

Understanding autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as autism, is a complex neuro developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviour. The most recent data from the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2015 shows that one in 66 children are diagnosed with autism. By Ben Wilson » Learn more

Victim of London, Ont., house fire dies of injuries: officials

A 31-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a $100,000 weekend fire in south London, London police say. Police haven’t released the name of the deceased. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office is probing the cause of a fire in London’s White Oaks neighbourhood. » Read more

Penticton, B.C. firefighters rescue man from burning motel room

A 51-year-old man was rushed to Penticton Regional Hospital after he was pulled unconscious from a burning South Okanagan motel on Monday afternoon. » Read more

Arson suspected in fire at 100-year-old Montreal building

The Montreal police’s arson squad is investigating after someone set fire to a more than 100-year-old building in downtown Montreal on Friday. » 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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