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Firefighters suffer burns in massive residential fire

Three Winnipeg firefighters who entered a burning home to save two sisters on Saturday will be off work indefinitely with second-degree burns. A fourth firefighter who pulled muscles in his back while aiding the others is also on leave. >> Read full article

Firefighters perform 14-hour rope rescue

Fire crews from Thunder Bay, Ont., worked for 14 hours and performed a high-angle rescue to help four hikers trapped on Mount McKay on Saturday. >> Read full article

Sault firefighters to move to 24-hour shifts

An Ontario provincial arbitrator has ruled that Sault Ste. Marie firefighters will be put on a 24-hour shift system for a three-year trial period. >> Read full article

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Fire TV: Alberta cuts wildfire-management budget

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on Alberta slashing its wildfire management budget despite fears that dry conditions could make for a busy season; and concerns from British Columbia’s paramedics’ union that it wasn’t properly consulted about firefighters being allowed to administer naloxone.

Plus: Editor Laura King reports from FDIC in Indianapolis. >> Learn More…

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Rural response times under scrutiny

City council in Waterloo, Ont., has asked Fire Chief Richard Hepditch to investigate the need for automatic aid following a house fire in a nearby township that sent one women to hospital with serious injuries. >> Read full article

Partnership launches online flammable-liquids tool

A new online tool funded by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers can help firefighters be better prepared to respond to rail incidents involving flammable liquids. >> Read full article

Peer support model takes flight in Canada

An anonymous peer-support model for first responders in Canada is helping to end negative stigmas around mental-health issues. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

OAFC annual conference and trade show

April 30-May 4, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

CFFF Ladders Up for the Foundation

April 30, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

Northern HEAT conference

May 4-7, 2016
Location: Peace River, Alta. >> More Info

IAFC: VCOS Symposium in the West

May 13-14, 2016
Location: Reno, Nev. >> More Info