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Fire chief, residents fear serial arsonists

A rash of suspicious fires in New Brunswick’s Kent County has left many area residents afraid to go to bed at night. Derrick Fearon says his house in Bass River was set ablaze while he and his family were sleeping inside.
"It was four o'clock in the morning and I heard 'pak pak' ... and I woke up and my house was on fire," he said. A total of 34 suspicious fires have been lit in the past two years in and around the Beersville area. Even the local fire chief declined to speak to reporters, fearing for his safety and his property. >> Read full article

Hamilton firefighters execute multiple rescues

Fire crews in Hamilton, Ont., were busy saving stranded hikers and would-be climbers at Hamilton waterfalls Saturday. Firefighters were called to three different areas in two and a half hours to save eight people and a dog. >> Read full article

Firefighter pay on agenda for mayors meeting

Should a firefighter in Prince George or Penticton receive the same annual raise as a firefighter in Vancouver or Delta? That's at the heart of a resolution that will be debated next month at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention. >> Read full article

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Firefighters charged with multiple counts of arson

In this week’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik reports on two Nova Scotia firefighters being charged with multiple counts of arson, and an Ontario fire chief being forced by council to retire; plus, Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett outlines strategies for managing the media – and the message – in a crisis. >> Read full article

Thieves steal thousands of dollars from fire department fundraiser

Members of the Steinbach Fire Department in Manitoba are in disbelief after thousands of dollars was stolen from their summer fundraiser. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs occupational health and safety training workshop

Sept. 14-15, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

Fire Fighting in Canada Firefighter Training Day

Sept. 17, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info