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Government allocating $30M for public safety worker mental health

The federal government announced $30 million in funding over five years for a University of Regina-based research institute to work on mental health initiatives for public safety workers.

Winnipeg chief apologizes for breaching respectful workplace policies

Winnipeg Fire Chief John Lane has apologized to the city's paramedic union one week after an arbitrator ruled he breached respectful workplace policies. 

Dryden volunteers extend walkout

Over 30 volunteer firefighters in Dryden, Ont., are continuing job action despite the City giving an ultimatum last week, reports CBC News.
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The best way to reduce stress buildup

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Questioning hydrant no-stopping zones in B.C.

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Nova Scotia firefighters trade gear on Facebook

Firefighters across Nova Scotia have come up with a way to keep gear costs down by using a Facebook group called Nova Scotia Fire Equipment Swap and Trade or Sell to give away, exchange or sell surplus gear, often at a steep discount. » Read more

Firefighters raise $70,000 for University Hospital of Northern BC

Firefighters presented a cheque for $70,000 to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Saturday night that will benefit the community's "littlest patients."  » Read more

Halifax fire caused by improperly disposed smoking materials

Officials say a house fire that killed three people in Lower Sackville this month was caused by "improper disposal of smoking materials." » Read more
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A firefighter training program is working to make First Nations communities safer

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a firefighter training program is addressing fire safety in First Nations communities, the City of Winnipeg is being forced to pay more than $100,000 for a fire-paramedic chief’s breach of workplace policy, and Toronto Fire Chief Matt Pegg talks about five ways firefighters can destroy their career. » Watch Video

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 29 - April 7, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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