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Memorial service held for fallen Cache Creek chief

The community of Cache Creek, B.C., said a final goodbye to their fallen fire chief on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended the celebration of life for Clayton Cassidy, whose body was found by firefighters last week.

Winnipeg firefighter in hospital after suspected fentanyl exposure

A Winnipeg firefighter was treated in hospital after exposure to a substance believed to be fentanyl last Wednesday. Firefighters responded to a report of an unconscious driver in a vehicle and one firefighter who came into contact with the patient immediately began displaying symptoms of opioid poisoning. The firefighter was taken to hospital, treated and released; however, the firefighter has not yet returned to work.

Former engineer found not guilty for criminal negligence

A discredited former engineer has been found not guilty of criminal negligence in a deadly mall collapse near Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The engineer, Robert Wood, had declared the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., structurally sound just weeks before the collapse killed two women in June 2012.

Massive blaze destroys Calgary construction site

A large fire in southwest Calgary, Alta., destroyed a construction site and damaged neighbouring apartment buildings on Monday night, leaving dozens of residents without a place to sleep. Fire officials told Global News they received numerous calls about the fire, which could be seen from blocks away; some callers reported flames up to 30 metres high. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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Back to Basics: Heeling the ladder from the front

Textbooks can be great resources, but as Mark van der Feyst writes, the best way to learn is through practical application. In his latest column for Fire Fighting in Canada, van der Feyst takes a look at ladder safety basics. » Read more

Reframing Risk: Using the public-ed matrix for a fresh first-line approach

Despite fire departments' best efforts to inform the public, safety messages are often ignored. To combat this indifference, public education expert Tanya Bettridge explores a more aggressive approach to fire safety in the June issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more
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Fort Mac firefighter recounts the wildfire in new memoir

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Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. Fire Expo

June 3-8, 2017
Location: Vernon, B.C.
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