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MP questions lack of First Nations fire statistics

The federal government stopped keeping track of how many fires occur on First Nation reserves six years ago, causing concern about how officials will determine where to target funds for fire fighting and prevention. >> Read full article

Fire crews free man burned in tar spill

A total of 18 firefighters and four trucks were called to Toronto's east end after a five-tonne truck spilt hot tar on a worker. Armed with grinding wheels and box cutters, fire crews worked to cut away at the quickly hardening tar that enveloped and burned the man. >> Read full article

Nelson and its firefighters resort to arbitration

The City of Nelson, B.C., and its firefighters are resorting to binding arbitration after four years without a labour contract. The previous contract was also decided by arbitration and resulted in a 24.5 per cent increase over five years. >> Read full article

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FFIC This Week

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, editor Laura King reports on a proposed new fire fighting curriculum based on fire dynamics, a fitness and wellness program in Barrie, Ont., and one department's hygiene and decontamination initiative – implemented at a reasonable cost. >> Learn More…

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British Columbia expands overdose prevention efforts

British Columbia is bombarding the province with thousands of overdose-reversing naloxone kits as part of an all-out assault against a drug crisis. Over 11,000 people have been trained to administer naloxone, including first responders such as police officers and firefighters. >> Read full article

Fire in Shamattawa community started by six kids: RCMP

A northern Manitoba community is in a state of emergency after six children, under the age of 12, started a fire that spread to the community’s only grocery store. Firefighters used hydrants and a truck, normally used to deliver water, to put out the flames because the community’s only fire truck is not working. >> Read full article

Niagara Falls names new deputy chief

Joseph Zambito has been named the new deputy chief of operations for the Niagara Falls Fire Department, effective Oct. 3. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EMS World Expo

Oct. 3-7, 2016
Location: New Orleans >> More Info

Firehouse Expo

Oct. 18-22, 2016
Location: Nashville >> More Info

Cariboo Regional District annual Fire Chief’s Workshop and Tradeshow

Oct. 21-22, 2016
Location: Williams Lake, B.C. >> More Info

2016 Firefighter Career Expo

Oct. 22, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info