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Date set for inquest into firefighters’ deaths

An inquest date has been set to probe further into the deaths of two firefighters killed during training exercises. Dr. Rick Mann, regional supervising coroner for West Region in London, Ont., announced the inquest will begin on May 9 to investigate the deaths of Adam Brunt, a firefighting student at Durham College, and Gary Kendall, a volunteer firefighter from Point Edward.

Fire truck stolen from Siksika First Nation

In southern Alberta, the Gleichen RCMP and Siksika Nation Fire and Rescue are on the hunt for a stolen fire truck. RCMP said the truck was stolen on Sunday from outside the community’s fire hall.

Former Windsor chief to head Amherstburg fire department

Just weeks after retiring, former Windsor Fire and Rescue chief Bruce Montone is back on the job as the new chief in Amherstburg, Ont.

Ontario passes bill to identify lightweight construction

Ontario MPPs have passed a private member's bill named after two firefighters killed in a roof collapse in Listowel, Ont., in 2011. The Rea and Walter Act is aimed at protecting firefighters who are fighting fires in buildings that contain lightweight material. The act will ensure that buildings constructed of lightweight materials are clearly marked.
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Fort Garry Fire Trucks at Saskatchewan Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

Fort Garry Fire Trucks representatives will be attending the Saskatchewan Fire Chiefs Annual Conference from April 26-30 in North Battlefield, Sask. Fort Garry Service Manager Ron Lavallee will host a maintenance training course about NFPA 191. Don’t miss out.
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Kingsville names new fire chief

Kingsville, Ont., has named Chuck Parsons as the town’s new fire chief. Parsons, the current chief in Leamington, Ont., starts in Kingsville on April 26. Parsons replaces former chief Bob Kissner, who retired in March. Kissner is charged with several sex offences. » Read more...

Ottawa crews battle trio of overnight fires

Ottawa firefighters battled a trio of east-end overnight fire on Sunday. The fires happened within blocks of one another in the span of a few hours. The causes of all three blazes are under investigation. » Read more...

Montreal appoints new fire chief

The City of Montreal has appointed Bruno Lachance as the new chief of its fire department. Lachance has been with the Montreal fire department for 33 years and has worked as the assistant director of the department since February 2016. » Read more...

Blaze destroys former orphanage

Fire gutted a vacant historic building in the centre of St. John's, N.L, on Friday morning, forcing the closure of two local schools and a college. » Read more...

Fire Department Instructors Conference

April 24-29, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN.
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Northern H.E.A.T. conference

May 3-6, 2017
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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