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Retired firefighter, navy vet among victims of Nova Scotia shooting

When Tom Bagley saw flames and smoke pouring from his neighbour’s home in rural West Wentworth, N.S., his reaction was to “go running” toward the fire, said his daughter, Charlene Bagley. The navy veteran, retired firefighter, and father of three knew a thing or two about saving lives.

Full staff and high morale among Abbotsford, B.C., firefighters: chief

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is fully staffed and the morale is high among its firefighters, who want to do everything they can for the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, said Fire Chief Don Beer.

Saskatchewan fire department launches fun community initiative during COVID-19 pandemic

Members of Canora and District Fire Rescue are known for their abilities in fire fighting and rescuing people from serious accidents, but now they have come up with a way to put smiles on the faces of Canora and area residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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

Q&A: Mark Healey, BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire strategist Mark Healey on how BCWS tackles wildfires. Healey is a certified planning section chief for one of the six BCWS incident management teams. He has been in the service for 26 seasons and has worked as a planning section chief for over a decade. By Brieanna Charlebois » Learn more

Calgary firefighter rescue rafters from Bow River

Two boaters enjoying the warm weather on the Bow River Tuesday got into a bit of trouble when their raft capsized. The Calgary Fire Department says two men were floating down the river near Fish Creek Park when their boat hit a large tree and turned over. » Read more

Three-alarm warehouse fire in Ottawa prompts shelter in place order

Residents in southeast Ottawa were ordered to “shelter in place” with their doors and windows closed after a major fire consumed a warehouse in an industrial park on Tuesday evening. » Read more

One person rescued, one dead in Simcoe, Ont., apartment blaze

Provincial police were able to rescue one person from a fire in downtown Simcoe Monday night; however, a second occupant did not survive. An officer was on patrol in downtown Simcoe, Ont. when they noticed a fire in an apartment on Culver Street. » Read more

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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VFABC 2020 Spring Seminar – cancelled

May 1 – May 3, 2020
Location: Oliver, B.C.
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