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Vancouver firefighters spend big at local toy stores to offset coronavirus losses

Some struggling Vancouver businesses are getting a much needed boost from Vancouver Firefighter Charities. Christmas is still seven months away but firefighters got an early start this year for its annual Toys for Kids campaign.

Forest fire burning in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Sask., largest since 1886: park manager

A very rare event has been taking place in Saskatchewan’s Duck Mountain Provincial Park in recent days. Park manager Greg Podovinnikoff said a 10-hectare forest fire burning there is the biggest in more than a century.

Okanagan, B.C., residents hold rally seeking answers after fire chief suspended

Dozens of North Westside residents held a rally on Sunday seeking answers about why two senior firefighters, including the fire chief for the area, were suspended indefinitely.
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New physician-monitored health and wellness platform for firefighters

After nearly two years of intense collaboration between project stakeholders and industry experts, the Aivia Health project launched a new app that allows firefighters to manage critical aspects of their health and wellness while physicians monitor their profiles and provide ongoing proactive guidance. By Laura Aiken. » Learn more

Q&A with Fire Chief Derrick Clark: Recruitment during COVID-19

Fire Fighting in Canada Associate Editor Brieanna Charlebois in conversation with Oshawa, Ont., Fire Chief Derrick Clark on how the pandemic has affected recruitment processes. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Learn more

Four-alarm fire tears through Toronto townhouse complex

A large fire broke out in a townhouse complex in Toronto’s Corktown area on Tuesday. Toronto firefighters said they were called the complex at 473 Queen Street East, near Sumach Street, sometime around 9 a.m. for a fire. » Read more

Cottages in Manitoba burn as wildfire sweeps through forest north of Hecla Island

Several cottages have been razed by wildfire near Beaver Creek Provincial Park, north of Hecla Island. The province says six cottages were destroyed after wildfire forced people from their homes Monday. » Read more

Four calves die in Lakeshore, Ont., barn fire

Lakeshore Fire Services say four calves were lost in a stable barn fire Tuesday morning. Deputy Fire Chief Jason Suchiu says the building was fully involved when fire fighters arrived to the property around 8:30 a.m. » Read more

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August 19 - 21, 2020
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Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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