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Residents must stop running into burning buildings: Fire officials

For the second time in three weeks, a person has run into a burning building in Perth County, Ont. Fire officials say last Friday, an employee of a farm-based business near Nithburg, Ont., had returned to work to pick up some tools, when he saw the business was on fire. Officials say he ran into the burning building, suffering serious smoke inhalation.

Humane Society wants better fire protection in barns to stop animal deaths

Better fire protection is needed in barns to stop the cruel deaths of tens of thousands of farm animals each year, says a report from the Humane Society of Canada.

London, Ont., firefighter, police unions chip in as low-income school playground fundraiser eyes bigger goal

A grassroots effort to help London’s poorest school replace its long-gone playground equipment is now hoping to raise the entire amount needed after skyrocketing past its initial goal within 24 hours of a Free Press story detailing the campaign.
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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
Psychological Safety

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

Firefighters rescue man from Ottawa hydro canal

Around 8 p.m. Monday night, firefighters were dispatched to perform a water rescue of a semi-conscious man in the water of the Ottawa Hydro canal near Booth Street. » Read more

Four departments respond to building fire at Beach Point wharf, Prince Edward Island

Four fire departments responded to a blaze that broke out Monday at the MacKay Cold Storage building at the Beach Point wharf in eastern P.E.I. Firefighters from the Murray Harbour, Murray River, Belfast and Montague fire departments were on scene late Monday evening and as of 8:00 p.m., were still working to put out the fire. » Read more

Woman critically injured in Calgary house fire

A woman was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after a house fire Sunday night, Global News has learned. Calgary police said the woman in her 50s was found by firefighters when they were called to a house fire in the Edgemont neighbourhood. » Read more

IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 21-26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev.
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Michael Mullane Political Training Academy

March 22-28, 2020
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Canadian Championship

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