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Tribunal begins for Caledon two-hatters

Six full-time Brampton, Ont., firefighters who worked part-time as volunteers in nearby Caledon, faced a board of their colleagues in a tribunal on Monday. The two-hatters were answering to charges of violating their association’s constitution.

Search suspended for missing B.C. fire chief

The search for missing Cache Creek, B.C., Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy was suspended Monday, according to Ashcroft RCMP. Police say dozens of crews had been searching for Cassidy since he disappeared on May 5, with no success. Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta said losing Cassidy is a tragedy.

Halifax fire truck catches fire en route to call

Halifax firefighters were responding to a medical call east of the city on Thursday when their truck caught fire. Crews quickly brought breathing apparatus and other equipment to safety, and then lifted the cab to attack the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Roy Hollett told The Canadian Press it looked as if grease or oil was burning on top of the engine. The cause is under investigation.

Thunder Bay volunteer firefighter charged with arson

Ontario Provincial Police in Thunder Bay charged a volunteer firefighter with arson on Thursday. Cody Plummer, 22, was charged after emergency services were called in March to a fire at an unoccupied home north of the city.
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Editor’s blog: Insights from the ice-water rescue inquest

According to the Ministry of Community Safety website, an inquest is NOT an adversarial process. As editor Laura King writes from the inquest into the ice-water training deaths of firefighter Gary Kendall and firefighting student Adam Brunt, "You could have fooled me." » Read more
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Leadership Forum: Good leaders are avid readers

Are you a reader? Toronto Fire Chief Matt Pegg is. In his column in the May issue of Fire Fighting in Canada, he explores the correlation between avid readers and community leaders. » Read more
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