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Flood cleanup underway in Fort McMurray

First it was fire, now it’s water. Less than two months after Fort McMurray residents returned home after wildfires devastated the city, the oilsands town has been inundated with floodwaters. >> Read full article

Firefighters start petition to reinstate former chief

The union representing firefighters in Dieppe, N.B., has started a petition to have the former fire chief reinstated. Charles Leblanc, who had been chief since 2002, was removed from the job earlier this month and city hall won't say why, stating it doesn't comment on human-resources matters. >> Read full article

Man charged with murder in fatal apartment fire

A 66-year-old Hamilton, Ont., man will be charged with first-degree murder after emergency crews found a 65-year-old woman dead at the scene of an apartment fire. >> Read full article

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Fire TV: Dot-111 phase-out expedited

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week Niche TV host Tamar Atik reports on Transport Canada shortening its deadline to phase out crude oil transport on DOT-111s, and a New Brunswick fire that destroyed a historic building and displaced 22 people; fire-prevention officer Jason Benn explains the benefits of a barn burn exercise his department conducted. >> Learn More…

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New Firehall Bookstore site launched

Experience the brand-new Firehall Bookstore website, now live! Buying training and public-education materials became that much easier and faster with the website’s new look and user-friendly navigation. Browse through the massive selection of training manuals, books, videos and other educational materials for the Canadian fire service industry. Firehall Bookstore is also now offering PDF editions of NFPA codes and standards that are ready to download immediately. >> Learn More


Leduc, firefighters ratify agreement

The City of Leduc and International Association of Firefighters Local 7439 have ratified an agreement which will be valid until December 2017. The original agreement was signed three years ago and was up for renewal. The document includes information on terms such as working conditions, health and safety and contracts. >> Read full article

Ottawa warehouse blaze causes millions in damages

Damage was estimated at $6.7 million after Ottawa firefighters responded to a fire at an industrial building in the city’s east end Sunday morning. >> Read full article

Battling the beast: the fight to save Fort Mac

Jody Butz was one of three men tasked with figuring out how to stop a ferocious wildfire from consuming Fort McMurray in the early days of May. In the first 24 hours, he, Darby Allen, Dale Bendfeld and the teams they commanded fought hard, and without much outside help. They grappled not only with how to save the city, but also with whether their agonizing decisions would save lives – or further imperil them. And some of those decisions still haunt them. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs annual conference

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

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs FireCon

Sept. 8-10, 2016
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont. >> More Info

Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association AGM and educational seminar

Sept. 10, 2016
Location: Ottawa >> More Info

Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation memorial service

Sept. 11, 2016
Location: Ottawa >> More Info