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Alberta firefighter dies of leukemia

Firefighters from across Alberta gathered in Fort McMurray to honour their young colleague, known as “Unbreakable Bo,” who died this month after a long battle with leukaemia.

Firefighter treated after exposure to suspected fentanyl

A Winnipeg firefighter-paramedic received emergency treatment after he was exposed to what might have been fentanyl on the job. Alex Forrest, president of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg, said the firefighter paramedic was with a crew responding to a possible fentanyl overdose in a home when we started having trouble with his throat.

Winnipeg crews seeing spike in overdoses

Winnipeg first responders are dealing with overdoses every day in what has become a fentanyl crisis in Manitoba’s capital, the head of the city’s firefighters union said on Wednesday.
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Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

Host Tamar Atik reports on a study that shows there are more fire-related injuries in Windsor, Ont., than 14 other surveyed municipalities. The NFPA’s Shayne Mintz discusses the improved 1851 PPE standard. Plus, Fire Chief Don Jolley talks about British Columbia’s new training standard. » >> Learn More
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Mayor to intervene in union, administration dispute

Mayor Christian Provenzano of Sault, Ste. Marie, Ont., says he will become more involved in the ongoing feud between city administration and the union representing Sault Ste. Marie firefighters. Provenzano made the statement immediately prior to council voting on a motion seeking to have city staff report on the feasibility and cost of initiating a comprehensive risk assessment in 2017 – a full year earlier than planned. » Read more...

Cambridge unveils new memorial

Firefighters and their families gathered at the Cambridge fire headquarters on Saturday to unveil a new memorial that will be a reminder to those men and women who have died in the line of duty. » Read more...

Windsor sees highest number of fire-related injuries: survey

Windsor’s fire service has had more injuries related to fires than 14 other municipalities in Canada, according to a survey of figures compiled over the past three years. Statistics released by Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada show that Windsor also had a slower response time and has seen more structural damage in fires. » Read more...

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