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Department wants to opt out of naloxone program

In a report to council, the fire department in Elizabethtown-Kitley says it has unanimously decided it does not want to participate in the Ontario Naloxone Program at this time. The report was set to be discussed by council on Monday.

Search continues for missing Toronto firefighter

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), which runs Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York, has posted missing person posters throughout the ski centre, as a search continued Sunday for a Toronto firefighter who went missing last week.

Firefighter creates company to give back to colleagues

Grande Prairie, Alta., firefighter Calorado Hudkins created True Heroes Coffee Company in 2017 to help raise money for first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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The differences between PTSD and other mental health issues

Firefighters often respond to traumatic calls, but this doesn't mean they will be develop post traumatic stress disorder. After the Call's Nick Halmasy explains the differences between PTSD and other mental health issues that affect first responders. » Read more..
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How a Canadian city stopped fire-setting youth

Read Part 1 of a series exploring how Regina Fire & Protective Services managed an escalating problem with children setting fires in the city's North Central neighbourhood. Part 2 of the story continues in the February issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more...

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Mississauga explosion sends three to hospital

Officials say a "major" explosion west of Toronto sent three people to hospital early on Sunday morning. » Read more

Fire forces 125 to evacuate daycare

Fire officials say an electrical panel caught fire in a daycare centre in Gatineau on Monday, briefly forcing 125 children and staff out of the building. » Read more

Dangers of using CO2 to quench wood pellet fires

On July 5, 2010 a wood pellet silo in Norway exploded when firefighters released inert carbon dioxide into the headspace to lower the oxygen content and suppress a smouldering fire. The lesson from this incident is that the use of carbon dioxide to suppress silo fires is unsafe. » Read more

IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

February 27 - March 1, 2018
Location: Reno, Nev.
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Firehouse World Exposition and Conference

March 4-8, 2018
Location: San Diego, Calif.
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