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Union wants resources to battle fentanyl crisis

Firefighters in Vancouver’s Hall 2, on the downtown east side, are asking for an additional medic unit – which would require 11 full-time staff and cost about $1.5 million a year – to cope with daily calls for opiate overdoses.

Edmonton truck involved in fatal collision

RCMP in Whitecourt are investigating after a fire truck collided with an SUV early Friday morning, killing the female driver. Firefighters in Whitecourt were responding to fire call in a rural area west of Whitecourt at around 6 a.m.

New station opens two years after arson fire

The North York Regional Fire Department in New Brunswick opened its new station in Millville Saturday, more than two years after the building and some of its contents were destroyed by a fire that was intentionally set.
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Keeping clean

Soot on your bunker gear used to be a sign of a diligent and brave firefighter, but as Chief Rob Grimwood writes, the evidence left behind on gear after fighting a fire is often slick with carcinogens. Fortunately, the next generation of firefighters is learning from today’s firefighters safe and effective methods of decontamination as departments implement best practices. » Read more...
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Fire-and-life-safety book updated

Based solidly on research and proven tactics, Fire and Life Safety educator: Principles and Practice, 2nd Ed., describes community outreach methods, how to effectively teach fire and life safety, and how to market prevention and preparedness messages to all age groups.

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Waterloo addresses firefighter liability concerns

The City of Waterloo says it can handle the costs associated with additional firefighter health claims resulting from presumptive legislation. » Read more...

Ontario firefighters critical of paramedic response times

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters’ Association’s release of a video that criticizes paramedic response times, and the B.C. Court of Appeal ordering a new trial for a former fire chief convicted of sexual assault. » Read more...

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Jan 16-20, 2017
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