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Fatal fires spike in Ottawa during COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa has had more fatal fires in the first four months of 2020 than in any of the past three years, according to the city’s fire department. 2017, 2018 and 2019 each saw three fatal fires. There have already been four fatal fires in 2020, resulting in six deaths.

Winnipeg firefighters alleged to have broken social distancing protocols

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is investigating allegations a group of firefighters violated COVID-19 restrictions when they got together from other fire halls to celebrate the retirement of a firefighter.

Rural Nova Scotia fire department rebuilds with donated equipment

The fire department in Shinimicas, Cumberland County is back to fighting fires thanks to other fire departments around Nova Scotia. The department’s building was deemed a total loss after a fire ripped through it last week.
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Dispatches: How safe do you feel at work?

The fire service is ever evolving. The quality of our face-to-face interactions and interpersonal relationships are more important than ever, and are more dependent on communicating effectively. By Jennifer Grigg. » Learn more
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Fit for Duty: Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race

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Blaze causes $450,000 in damage to Windsor, Ont., home

Residents of a home in South Windsor were able to get out safely after a fire engulfed a garage Monday night. » Read more

Margaret Trudeau sent to hospital after Montreal apartment fire

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, was taken to hospital late Monday night after being exposed to a fire that started on the terrace of her apartment building in Montreal, sources tell CTV News. » Read more

Saskatoon motel fire sends one person to hospital

Extensive damage has been done to a motel on Saskatoon’s west side after a fire broke out on Monday. Two motel rooms on the second floor of the complex were engulfed in flames upon firefighters’ arrival. The fire department said crews initiated an immediate exterior attack to soften the blaze prior to beginning searches of each room. » Read more

FDIC International – rescheduled

Dates to be announced
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Aerial Firefighting Conference – rescheduled

October 20, 2020
Location: Abbotsford, BC
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Interschutz – rescheduled

June 14-19, 2021
Location: Hannover, Germany
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