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Federal axing of Newfoundland airport fire crew based on bad data, critics say

Fire services at the Wabush Airport in Newfoundland have been extinguished because of a federal policy that axes airport crews when passenger numbers dip below a specific number. For Ryan Connolly, who worked at the airport for more than six years, cutting that service puts passengers and crew landing in Wabush at risk. In an emergency, he said, crews need to be on-site and at the ready. CBC reports.

Eabametoong First Nation orders vulnerable residents to leave as forest fires rage in northwestern Ontario

A planeload of vulnerable community members from Eabametoong First Nation arrived in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon, as a forest fire approximately 53 kilometres southwest of the Indigenous community continues to blow smoke and ash into the air.

Union calls for more staff firefighters in Charlottetown

The union representing staff firefighters in Charlottetown is calling on the city to hire more. The Kent street fire hall has three staff firefighters on duty during the day and overnight. But in the evenings and on weekends — accounting for about 72 hours a week — there is only one staff firefighter on duty at Station 1.
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Between Alarms: Embracing a new norm

The fire service is a creature of habit, forged by deep history, and is known to resist change at all cost. Now, we are witnessing an evolution of the service, as it is forced to evolve at unprecedented speeds right around the world. As the fire service navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves operating in unchartered dynamic environments and what many are now calling the “new norm”. By Arjuna George. » Learn more
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Recipe Rescue: From the quarantine kitchen

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Toronto firefighters douse two-alarm blaze at abandoned home

No injuries were reported after crews responded to a two-alarm house fire in the Humewood area Tuesday evening. » Read more

Overnight fire in Minto displaces family of four

A New Brunswick family of four has been displaced after their two-storey home went up in flames in Minto, N.B. No one was injured in the blaze, which started just after midnight Wednesday, according to the Red Cross. » Read more

Saskatoon Fire Department issues warning about river safety

The Saskatoon Fire Department is warning about the dangers of being in the river after two people were found floating on a log going down stream. The SFD says just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, crews were called to the river for two people who appeared to be in distress. » Read more

Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 13 - 16, 2020
Location: Virtual
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EMS World Expo

September 14 - 18, 2020
Location: Virtual
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