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‘There’s no preparation for tragedy’: Halifax firefighter speaks out about impact of Barho house fire

A firefighter who responded to the tragic Spryfield house fire that killed seven children is speaking out. He says he’s both proud of what firefighters tried to do, and, still troubled by the outcome.

Winnipeg chief calls for removal of six fire stations: report

A new strategic plan from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says the city needs fewer stations and a new one in Waverley West to improve response times.

Security • Police • Fire Career Expo to take place March 3

For those thinking about or studying for a career in the fire service, law enforcement or security industry, there is a job fair coming up on March 3 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., with a focus on meeting industry mentors and partners.
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Tools of the trade: Ahead of the Pack

The self-contained breathing apparatus is undoubtedly the most important advancement in firefighting technology. Being able to breathe is essential to allow for aggressive interior fire fighting but, because SCBAs can also wear you down physically, it is important to prepare physically. By Sean Kingswell » Learn more

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. It’s way too easy and common nowadays to get a beat-up old car, a couple tools and a crew together and just start wrecking away. Cars generally aren’t free, time is money and hands on the tools is a limited experience for everyone at best. We owe it to ourselves to approach each one of these opportunities with a plan. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Man arrested after apartment fire forces families from their homes

A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a fire on Monday morning forced four families out of their homes in Montreal’s Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough. » Read more

Fire causes major damage at St. Catharines, Ont., hydraulics plant

A St. Catharines industrial plant badly damaged in an overnight fire Saturday will likely reopen Monday, its owner said. Firefighters were on scene for about eight hours at Seaway Fluid Power, on Cushman Road at the base of the skyway, after fire broke out just after 10 p.m. Friday. » Read more

Weekend apartment fire in Hamilton, Ont., leaves child and adult in serious condition

A dog is dead, while a child and adult are in hospital in serious condition after an apartment fire in Westdale on Saturday evening. » Read more

Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

March 3, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 21-26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev.
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Canadian Championship

March 26 - April 4, 2020
Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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