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Malahat chief remembered as mentor, advocate

Hundreds of chief fire officers, firefighters, friends and family members gathered in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island Saturday to honour Malahat Fire Chief Rob Patterson at a celebration of his life. Patterson was respected and well regarded; he died suddenly while helping friends.

Mississauga two-hatters on trial by union

Four firefighters were put on trial before their union peers this week, charged with misconduct for also joining volunteer fire departments in the small communities in which they live, as the struggle over two-hatting spreads through Ontario. The four could be expelled from the union, which could lead to them losing their jobs.
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The untimely passing of Malahat Chief Rob Patterson has Rob Evans thinking about mentors and builders – those whose contributions to the fire service are immeasurable. » Read more...
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Toronto firefighter charged with break in at station

Crew members hurried out of their North York station one summer day in August after receiving a call about a fire at a nearby building. The firefighters quickly arrived at the site of the call, only to find out it had been a hoax. There was no fire in the building. When they returned to the station, they discovered they were missing cellphones, watches, jewelry, credit cards and iPads. The accused? One of their own. » Read more...

Fire leaves 40 seniors homeless

More than 40 people are temporarily without a home after a cooking fire damaged a seniors' residence in Gatineau, Que., early Saturday morning, according to the local fire department. » Read more...

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