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Thunder Bay first responders proposing a $1 million increase to WSIB budget in light of rising claims

Emergency services in Thunder Bay are looking to put more money aside for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims, particularly related to mental wellness. The WSIB allocations for the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North EMS combine for a $1-million increase in the proposed 2020 city budget. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will be allocated $350,000, an increase of $100,000.

Selkirk, Man., donates firetruck to Brazil

The city of Selkirk is working with Firefighters Without Borders to send a retired firetruck to a village in Brazil.

Wainfleet, Ont., firefighter struck by vehicle at crash scene

A Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services volunteer firefighter was injured Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 3 near Bell Road. Fire Chief Morgan Alcock said firefighters responded to a single-vehicle crash — a vehicle rolled off the west side of the highway into a ditch — at about 9:30 a.m. and had blocked off the highway before police arrived.
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Between alarms: Building Psychological Safety

Psychological safety has become a buzz word of sorts, but what is it really? And why is it so important to obtaining excellence and building strong, high performing teams? This column will provide some valuable insight on how we can improve our fire service’s psychological safety and improve our organizations greatly. By Arjuna George » Learn more

Fire marshal’s office investigating two fires in Hamilton, Ont.

Officials from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal were seen at two separate fires in the Hamilton area on Monday morning conducting investigations. » Read more

Nearly 150 cattle perish in Ontario barn fire

A large number of cattle have died in a barn fire in Haldimand County, according to Ontario Provincial Police. Investigators say OPP, as well as Haldimand County fire and paramedics, were called out an address in Canborough around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday after a report of a major fire on an acreage. » Read more

Patient injured after setting fire at Thunder Bay, Ont., hospital

A patient who set a mattress on fire Saturday in the Emergency Department of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre was the only individual who required treatment. » Read more

Lambton County Firefighters’ Fire Trade Show

Jan. 25, 2020
Location: Point Edward, Ont.
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Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar

Jan. 29-30, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Firehouse World 2020

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