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Michael’s Harbour, N.L., to get firefighting services after all residents agree

Residents of Michael’s Harbour will now have firefighting services, after unanimously agreeing to pay the annual fee — just over a week after a home in the community burned to the ground.

Mischief charge laid after firefighters allegedly discovered man riding on fire truck

Winnipeg firefighters responding to an alarm call over the weekend in the city’s West End found themselves in an unusual situation after allegedly discovering someone was riding on top of their fire truck.

P.E.I. forest firefighters bound for Australia

Two wildfire fighters from Prince Edward Island are heading to Australia to assist with the unprecedented forest fires happening in that country.
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Front Seat: Fixing small problems helps achieve big goals

With another year in the books and a new year upon us, many people take the time to reflect on resolutions and how we can better ourselves. Many resolutions made are big picture goals, such as losing a few pounds or maybe making a career change. These can be overwhelming when you start to look at how to accomplish the resolution. We start to think of the obstacles and tend to focus on the things that can keep us from accomplishing our goals. Most great firefighters are making resolutions not just every year, but after every training and more importantly, after every call they respond to. By Jason Clark » Learn more

Hoarding 101 for firefighters

Hoarding disorder was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), in May 2013. If sufficient functional impairment exists, it can be considered a disability with the right to “reasonable accommodation” under Human Rights legislation. By Elaine Birchall and Suzanne Cronkwright » Learn more

Guelph, Ont., home explosion not considered suspicious: fire marshal’s office

The cause of last week’s house explosion in Guelph’s south end will be made public within 45 days, says a spokesperson for the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. » Read more

Fire that killed thousands of pigs deemed not suspicious

Provincial police say they will not be conducting any further investigation into a massive pig barn fire that left roughly 6,000 pigs dead Saturday morning. » Read more

Officials investigate fire at Montreal daycare

Montreal police are investigating a fire at a Pierrefonds daycare on Monday morning. The blaze reportedly started at around 6:30 a.m. in the hallway of Garderie Superkidz. » Read more

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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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