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Join Fire Fighting in Canada for Wildfire Week 2018

From April 2-6, Fire Fighting in Canada will be hosting Wildfire Week sponsored by Waterax.

Charges withdrawn in firefighter training death case

The crown attorney has withdrawn a charge of criminal negligence causing death, involving the drowning death of a firefighter trainee near Hanover, Ont.

London fire chief retires amid harassment allegations

London, Ont., Fire Chief John Kobarda has retired “effective immediately” amid allegations that his department was plagued by a culture of harassment and retaliation.
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The great shirt debate

Our newest Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Minto, Ont., Chief Chris Harrow explores when it’s best for fire chiefs to wear a white shirt or a blue shirt. » Read more..
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A continuum of firefighter care

Chief Dave Cockle and Sara Wegwitz, R.N., explain how the fire department in Oak Bay, B.C., is using the principles of emergency management to help firefighters cope with traumatic incidents. » Read more...
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Firefighters top list of most respected jobs in Canada

Ninety-two per cent of Canadians have a positive opinion of firefighters, making it the most well-respected job in the country, according to data from Insights West marketing research. » Learn more

Dryden councillor calls for public meeting in firefighter dispute

A Dryden councillor is calling for a public meeting as the city's dispute with some of its volunteer firefighters continues. » Learn more

Chief says cities could reduce hydrant no-stopping zones

Surrey, B.C., Fire Chief Len Garis says shrinking the no-stopping zone around fire hydrants could create hundreds of new parking spots in congested cities. » Learn more
Fire Fighting In Canada This Week 
FFIC This Week

Over 30 fire fighters in Dryden who walked out, still withhold their services

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, more than 30 volunteer firefighters in Dryden, Ontario are continuing to withhold their services, despite passing the City’s ultimatum deadline last Friday and Fire Fighting in Canada’s mental health expert Nick Halmasy tells us why exercise is one of the best ways to combat stress. » Watch Video

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

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