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Arbitrator reinstates fired firefighter

An arbitrator has ordered the City of Prince George, B.C., to reinstate a firefighter who lost his job after being found guilty of knowingly possessing a stolen jet boat and trailer. >> Read full article

Halifax approves changes to volunteer honorariums

Halifax regional council has voted to make several changes to the way it doles out honorariums to volunteer firefighters in the municipality. The money that volunteers receive for each point they accumulate is to be doubled, while honorariums will be paid quarterly rather than annually. >> Read full article

Brampton union files complaint

The City of Brampton, Ont., and its fire chief have been accused of unfair labour practices by the association representing firefighters. The association is calling for, among other things, a cease-and-desist order and payment of damages. >> 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, host Tamar Atik reports on MPs from all parties calling for a national PTSD strategy for first responders; editor Laura King reports from Prince Edward County, Ont., where a new fire and paramedic station has opened; and Toronto firefighter Ken Webb explains the importance of following specific procedures when dealing with burn injuries. >> Learn More…

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MPs push for national PTSD strategy

An all-party committee of MPs is asking the federal government to take action on behalf of public-safety officers and first responders who develop mental-health problems on the job. >> Read full article

Home in fatal fire not zoned for rooming house use

A Hamilton, Ont., house in which three people died in a fire on Oct. 2 was not zoned or licensed to be used as a lodging home. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal was investigating the cause of the fire. Crews found a smoke alarm on the scene, but it is not clear if it was working during the fire. >> Read full article

Kenora firefighters given wage increase

Council in Kenora, Ont., is on the hook for increases to wages and benefits amounting to nearly $240,000 to settle a recent arbitration award to the Kenora Professional Firefighters Association for 2014 to 2016. Council will amend the 2016 operating budget, however some say this increase is not sustainable. >> 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