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Calgary firefighters move to 24-hour shifts to limit exposure to COVID-19

Calgary firefighters will start working in 24-hour shifts next week to limit the number of people coming and going from fire halls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary Firefighters Association president Mike Henson said it’s a significant change for their workplace, but more than 80 per cent of firefighters surveyed by the union supported the move.

Winnipeg firefighters’ union calls for COVID-19 support

Seeking peace of mind for emergency personnel, the union representing Winnipeg fire fighters is calling on the city to ensure Worker’s Compensation claims are streamlined during the COVID-19 crisis.

Montreal firefighters won’t respond to medical calls during pandemic: report

Montreal firefighters will not be responding to emergency medical calls because of the coronavirus pandemic. Only ambulance workers will be dispatched to respond to medical calls, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Recipe Rescue: Lightening up your recipes

Changing seasons provide a great opportunity to switch up what we are cooking in the kitchen. As we leave the cold of winter behind and shift into spring, I want to leave the dishes of winter behind as well. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more

Extrication Tips: Exposing the weakness – Part 1

The constant innovation and technological changes within the automotive industry always challenge us, so we must study and learn from manufacturers in order to truly identify weaknesses that we can use to our advantage. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Fire at New Waterford seniors complex leaves one person dead

A woman has died after a single-unit fire at a seniors apartment complex in Cape Breton early Sunday morning. The woman, who lives in New Waterford, didn’t reside at the Curran Court complex where the fire happened. She was visiting her mother who had needed her help earlier in the day. » Read more

Officials probing string of suspicious fires on Vancouver Island

The Saanich Police Department is investigating a string of suspicious fires that were lit in Saanich and Oak Bay early Monday morning. » Read more

Nanaimo, B.C., first responders salute health-care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

First responders in Nanaimo gathered outside the NRGH emergency room Monday night to sound their sirens in appreciation for health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. RCMP, firefighters and paramedics were among those who staged their vehicles outside the hospital for the 7 p.m. show of support. » Read more

FDIC International - postponed

April 20 – 25, 2020
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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IAFC VCOS Symposium in the Spring – cancelled

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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OAFC 2020 – cancelled

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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