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Canada sends military transport plane, crew to fight Australia wildfires

Canada is sending a military transport plane and about 15 personnel to help fight bushfires in Australia.

Charlottetown union responds to accusations it is anti-volunteer

Full-time firefighters are not trying to force volunteer members out, says the president of the Charlottetown Professional Firefighters Association. Spencer Waite is speaking out in response to an email that has been circulating publicly that hard feelings have been starting to brew between paid staff and the volunteers — and that the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) is anti-volunteer.

MNRF operations manager recalls past five weeks in Australia planning attack on wildfires

Jamie Gaunt is looking forward to getting home to his family in Cochrane, Ont. The fire operations tech with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry has spent the past five weeks helping battle wildfires in Australia.
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Extrication tips: How to build a training program

I’ve been approached too often by members of other departments, and some in my own, about where to start with an auto extrication training program. In this article, I’m going to break down the common skills needed on an awareness, operations, and technician level. Just like any other tech rescue, auto extrication should be approached by referring to correlating NFPA standards to ensure we are addressing our training situations properly and safely. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Children, dog rescued after fall through St. John River ice

First responders in Saint John, Nfld., say four children and their dog are unharmed after falling through ice on the St. John River Monday afternoon. » Read more

Fire destroys 250-year-old log house in Gananoque, Ont.

A 250-year-old, two-storey house on Highway 2 was destroyed Friday evening after a fire tore through the log building. » Read more

Man’s body found after Edmonton house fire

The body of a man was found by firefighters responding to a house fire in west Edmonton’s Mayfield area Monday morning. » Read more

Firehouse World 2020

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

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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B.C. Fire Expo and FCABC Education Summit

June 7-11, 2020
Location: Vernon, B.C.
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