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Foul play not suspected in First Nations fire

Ontario Provincial Police say foul play is not suspected in a fire on a First Nation that killed nine people, including a five-month-old baby and two other children under five years old. >> Read full article

Woman in hospital after car plunges 150 feet

A female motorist is in hospital after narrowly escaping a plunge into the sea at the Signal Hill National Historic Site near St. John's, N.L., on Sunday. A high-angle rescue team was called in to reach the driver, who police said was located about 20 metres from the vehicle. >> Read full article

Ontario passes legislation for PTSD coverage

Dozens of police, firefighters and paramedics are at the Ontario legislature today to watch passage of a bill that will recognize post-traumatic stress disorder as work-related illness for their professions. >> Read full article

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Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

Fire TV: Fatal fire in Pikangikum First Nation prompts calls for inquiry

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on a deadly house fire in Pikangikum First Nation prompting calls for an inquiry into fatal fires in indigenous communities.

Editor Laura King reports from the Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show.

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Sault firefighters push for risk assessment

The union representing the firefighters in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., hopes once again to address city council and implore the city to perform an independent and comprehensive risk assessment by the Ontario Fire Marshal. >> Read full article

New Brunswick introduces PTSD compensation legislation

The New Brunswick government has introduced amendments to the Workers' Compensation Act that presume first responders diagnosed with PTSD developed the condition as a result of events they experienced in their jobs. >> Read full article

B.C. firefighters call for expanded cancer coverage

B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake said the government is considering a request from firefighters to include breast cancer, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma in the list of compensated cancers, but there is no timeline for a decision. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association championships

April 7-17, 2016
Location: Truro, N.S. >> More Info

Fire Services Association of Nova Scotia conference

April 9-10, 2016
Location: Truro, N.S. >> More Info

Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs conference and trade show

April 14-16, 2016 Location: North Battleford, Sask. >> More Info

Fire Department Instructors Course - FDIC

April 18-23, 2016
Location: Indianapolis >> More Info