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Firefighter awarded compensation for abuse on military base

A firefighter has been awarded compensation after enduring abuse and equipment tampering at a Halifax naval base because he is gay. >> Read full article

Halifax to debate increase of volunteer honorariums

In an effort to combat the declining numbers of volunteer firefighters in Halifax Regional Municipality, the Regional Council will discuss a possible increase to their salary this week. >> Read full article

Hamilton house fire leaves three people dead and three injured

The Hamilton Fire Department says the blaze was “well involved” when firefighters arrived, with heavy smoke billowing out of the front of the house and flames visible at the rear. Numerous bystanders had rushed into the burning home to offer help, and even encouraged one of the trapped tenants to jump from an upper-storey window to escape the fire. >> 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 the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs conference in St. John’s, a mentoring day for firefighter candidates in Mississauga, Ont., and our free Training Day. >> Learn More…

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Ontario adds 79 fallen firefighters’ names to Queen’s Park memorial

More than 200 people from across Ontario gathered at a service in Toronto on Sunday to pay their respects to 79 fallen firefighters. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was in attendance. >> Read full article

Wellington North to introduce PTSD procedures and support

Wellington North Fire Service, and other fire departments in Wellington Country, Ont., are taking strides to offer support for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. >> Read full article

Municipalities struggling to pay police and firefighters

Data from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario indicates that first responders in Ontario have received significant wage hikes compared to other government workers, and the number of Waterloo firefighters on the sunshine list has increased by more than 180 per cent since 2010. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Southwestern Ontario Fire Trade Show

Oct. 26, 2016
Location: Leamington, Ont. >> More Info