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New charge laid against Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing is facing a new charge under the Ontario Fire Code in the wake of the deadly blaze in a Scarborough building in February. The new charge suggests TCH didn’t properly train staff in fire safety. >> Read full article

Fire crews won't follow new response plan: chief

Barrie firefighters will continue to answer medical emergency calls at long-term care homes even if Simcoe County cuts them from its tiered emergency response system, the city’s fire chief says. >> Read full article

Some Fort Mac homes are unsafe: Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says concerns about environmental contamination will delay the return of up to 2,000 evacuees expecting to move back to their homes in fire-damaged Fort McMurray until as late as September. >> Read full article

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Fire TV: Wildfire risk remains high in Canada

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week Niche TV host Tamar Atik reports on the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre warning of high fire-risk still in many parts of the country; and stress aid being brought to Fort McMurray firefighters.

PLUS: Firefighter and fire safety educator Phillip Shuster explains how demographic data collection can improve public education campaigns. >> Learn More…


Mission moving towards 24-hour coverage

Mission Fire Rescue Service in British Columbia is moving towards 24-hour fire suppression coverage. Council recently approved the immediate hiring of four new full-time firefighters. >> Read full article

Fifty cows killed in barn fire near Rothsay

A barn fire near Rothsay, Ont., on Monday killed about 50 cows, police say. Wellington County fire training officer Jonathan Karn said crews from the townships of Mapleton and Minto worked to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to the nearby house and garage. >> Read full article

Sydney airport reinstates its own fire service

After close to 20 years without its own fire service, the J.A. Douglas McCurdy airport in Sydney, N.S., has one again. The airport trained 11 maintenance staff as firefighters. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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