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Former Penticton chief files lawsuit against city

Former Penticton Fire Chief Wayne Williams has launched a civil claim against the City of Penticton, stating he was wrongfully dismissed after taking a short-term disability leave to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. >> Read full article

Female firefighter in Toronto alleges years of abuse

A female firefighter has told CBC News that she faced years of harassment and discrimination while she worked for Toronto Fire Services. >> Read full article

Saint-Andre firefighters resign over truck dispute

All 21 firefighters in a rural community in western New Brunswick have resigned, citing unsafe working conditions after their municipality refused to replace an aging fire truck. >> Read full article

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Editor’s blog – home fire sprinklers

To steal a savvy marketing campaign slogan, a preventable house fire is a dumb way to die. Laura King writes from Canada’s first Home Fire Sprinkler Summit. >> Learn More…

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Fire TV: Alberta reviews Fort Mac wildfire response

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week Niche TV host Tamar Atik reports on Alberta reviewing its response to the Fort McMurray wildfire; editor Laura King covers the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs’ Home Fire Sprinkler Summit; and Fire Chief Gord Schreiner explains how his department’s Seconds Count training program increases firefighter speed and efficiency. >> Learn More


Man found without vital signs in Toronto house fire

One man suffered life-threatening injuries and seven others escaped after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a home in Toronto Monday. >> Read full article

Council shoots down blended emergency model

Councillors in Chatham-Kent, Ont., have voted not to pursue a blended Fire/EMS service model, opting to keep their relationship with third-party company Medavie intact. Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services officials had recommended a blended service to cut costs going forward. >> Read full article

Firefighter camp for girls is increasing diversity

Camp Ignite, an annual four-day/three-night camp in the Metro Vancouver area for teenage girls of all cultures to learn about fire fighting, is helping add diversity to the fire service. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Maritime Fire Chiefs Association annual conference

July 10-13, 2016
Location: Sydney, N.S. >> More Info

Can-Am Police-Fire Games

July 16-24, 2016
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont. >> More Info

Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs annual conference

August 17-20, 2016
Location: Dawson City, Yukon >> More Info

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 17-20, 2016
Location: San Antonio, Texas >> More Info