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Firefighter injured in roof collapse

Investigators in Mount Forest, Ont., are making progress after a fire on Sunday injured a firefighter and left at least 15 people homeless. >> Read full article

Massive townhouse blaze deemed suspicious

A massive fire that tore through a townhouse complex in Saanich, B.C., has left several people homeless – and has been deemed suspicious by fire officials. >> Read full article

Firefighters help colleagues deal with stress of wildfires

A critical-incident stress management team from Medicine Hat, Alta., travelled to Fort McMurray to assist crews with the mental effects of fighting on the front lines of the wildfire. >> Read full article

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Canadian firefighters will soon have access to training to deal with alternatively fuelled vehicles. Except, as Laura King writes, those in Ontario, where there’s no money for the program. >> Learn More…

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Fire TV: National preparedness level rises due to growing wildfires

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre raising the national preparedness level, and two Ontario firefighters countersuing their union over alleged misappropriation claims.

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Esri Canada app shows live data on wildfires

Esri Canada, a geographic-information systems company, released a web app that shows live data on the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alt., as well as related geotagged social media content, traffic and weather information. >> Read full article

Ontario firefighters burn barn for research

Three months after a barn fire in Puslinch, Ont., killed 43 racehorses and cost millions in damages, the community witnessed another burn – but this time it was for research. >> Read full article

Globe calls for applications to win turnout gear

Time is running out for fire departments to submit their applications to win four sets of Globe turnout gear. Eligible departments are asked to submit their applications by June 1. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs conference

May 27-29, 2016
Location: Bathurst, N.B. >> More Info

Alberta Fire Chiefs Association annual conference and trade show

May 29-June 1, 2016
Location: Calgary >> More Info

MAFC annual conference and trade show

June 2-4, 2016
Location: Dauphin, Man. >> More Info

FDIC Atlantic conference

June 3-5, 2016
Location: Wolfville, N.S. >> More Info