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Former Cape Breton firefighters to enter pleas in November

Two former Cape Breton firefighters, facing multiple arson charges, are to return to provincial court in November to enter pleas. Stephen Tremblett is charged with 13 counts of arson while James MacDonald is facing 16. >> Read full article

Nova Scotia services review to be released next month

A review of provincial fire services is to be made public in November. Members of the steering commitee consisting of members from the Fire Services Association of Nova Scotia, the Association of Municipal Administrators and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities met with Pomas, the consultant hired by the Department of Municipal Affairs, to conduct the review. >> Read full article

New trial for B.C. chief accused of assault

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial on sexual assault charges for a former fire chief, ruling that the actions of the trial judge could be perceived as being unfair. >> Read full article

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Fort Garry Fire Trucks Launching New Website

Times are changing and so must the technology! Fort Garry Fire Trucks has been working on a new website to provide customers with an improved online experience utilizing new features to help guide the process of ordering and managing an Apparatus. Our main feature is the customer login for truck progress photos and project notes. Also having a mobile friendly site allows us to provide customers with the information they need wherever they are. Watch out for the new website in November 2016. >> Learn More

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In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik reports on a new sexual assault trial ordered for a former fire chief, and a CBRNE exercise in Mississauga. Plus, extrication expert Randy Schmitz talks about the dangers of carbon fiber dust during rescues. >> Learn More…

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Union forces two hatters to stop volunteering

Firefighters who volunteer in Caledon, Ont., are being told to give up their volunteer fire positions or face consequences from their union. >> Read full article

Antique store fire claims man’s life

A man died after being dragged from a blaze in Qualicum Beach, B.C. Firefighters found the store owner during the secondary sweep of the building, and successfully resuscitated him with CPR, however he died awaiting air transport to hospital. >> Read full article

Brandon firefighters’ pay to increase

Firefighters and paramedics in Brandon, Man., will see their pay rise by more than 18 per cent over the next six years. However the deal has raised mixed concerns from city council members. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Southwestern Ontario Fire Trade Show

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

IAFC: VCOS Symposium in the Sun

Nov. 10-13, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla. >> More Info

Fire Service Women of Ontario 2016 conference

Nov. 11-13, 2016
Location: Corunna, Ont. >> More Info