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New charges laid against Kingsville chief

Accusations of sex offences continue to build against Kingsville fire chief Bob Kissner, with police revealing that three more alleged victims have come forward. OPP announced Feb. 14 that its major crime unit has laid five additional charges of sexual assault against Kissner.

Union tribunal levies penalties against two-hatters

Four part-time firefighters in Halton Hills, Ont., who are also career firefighters in Mississauga, have been told to quit by their union or face a number of penalties, including fines and ejection from its ranks.

Fort McMurray names new chief

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has named Jody Butz, assistant deputy chief for Regional Emergency Services, as the new fire chief for Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. He takes the top job on Feb. 27.

Woman injured in Toronto Community Housing blaze

A woman has serious injuries after a three-alarm fire at a Toronto Community Housing (TCH) building on Monday – the third major fire at a TCH property in almost two weeks.
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    Leading Edge

    Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Don Jolley is the go-to guy on the B.C. Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook, having been part of its creation and inception. Jolley explains in his February column the fundamentals of the Playbook standard and the full-service, interior and exterior levels to which the province’s firefighters can choose to train and respond, based on available resources and ensuring firefighter safety. » Read more...

    Trainer’s Corner

    Ed Brouwer admits he’s old school – in so many ways! One old-school philosophy that continues to motivate firefighters is a reward and recognition system of simple certificates and stickers proudly displayed in the fire hall. “I understand the new way of doing things is that everyone who participates in the training gets acknowledgement for showing up. Sorry, that doesn’t fly with me,” Brower writes in his February column. “Only those students who receive a passing grade of 75 per cent are awarded stickers.” Set the bar high, Brouwer believes, to achieve a greater outcome. » Read more...
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