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City to pay damages after chief’s respectful workplace breach

A Manitoba arbitrator has ordered the City of Winnipeg to pay more than $100,000 in damages to its paramedics and their union after its fire-paramedic chief breached respectful workplace policies in 2015.

Training program aims to improve fire protection on First Nations

Fire departments on Oneida Nation of the Thames and Chippewas of the Thames First Nations are working to improve their services in a bid to raise volunteer numbers and make their communities safer. 

Firefighter seriously injured after falling from roof

A Toronto firefighter was seriously injured after he plunged from the top floor of an abandoned building early Saturday morning while battling a fire. 
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Back to Basics celebrates 10 years

Columnist Mark van der Feyst celebrates a decade writing for Fire Fighting in Canada. This month he looks back at one of his favourite columns all about nozzle management. » Read more..
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Celebrating 35 years in the fire service

In another Fire Fighting in Canada milestone, Fire Chief Vince MacKenzie celebrated 35 years in the fire service in February. MacKenzie looks back on his career in his latest column. » Read more...
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Crews battle massive fire and explosions at construction site

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services battled explosions and a massive fire at a construction site near a seniors’ residence in the city’s Streetsville neighbourhood Friday night. » Read more

Woman suffers burns after phone catches fire

Air Canada says a woman suffered from burns after her cellphone caught fire inside an airplane at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Thursday morning. » Read more

Arson suspected in University of Calgary fire

A fire in a men’s washroom at the University of Calgary’s math science building on Thursday closed the building and sparked an extensive police and fire investigation.  » Read more
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Nova Scotia fire marshal strives for better public communications

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, The Nova Scotia fire marshal releases the cause of a fatal fire that killed four children while acknowledging improvements are needed in public communication, the touching story of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association donating $1000 to a couple who lost their belongings in a house fire, and then Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Tanya Bettridge explains why she thinks public education should be department led. » Watch Video

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