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Sault Ste. Marie council orders change to minimum on-duty staffing

Sault Ste. Marie City Council directed Fire Chief Peter Johnson to maintain minimum on-duty staffing of 15 firefighters at all times. The action, which adds an extra firefighter per shift, was taken after councillors received a comprehensive risk assessment and fire master plan outlining how fire protection services will be delivered over the next 10 years.

New partnership for Firefighter Training Day

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) has partnered with Fire Fighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter to add relevant, practical firefighter training to the OAFC 2018 program line-up.

Sudbury, volunteer firefighters reach new agreement

The union representing about 280 volunteer firefighters in Sudbury says it has reached a deal with the city for a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Leading Edge: The subliminal case for residential fire sprinklers

Fire Fighting in Canada columnist and City of Pitt Meadows. B.C., Chief Don Jolley makes his case for fire sprinklers and their relation to response time and saving lives. » Read more..
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Back to Basics: The right way to overhaul

Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Mark van der Feyst is celebrating 10 years of writing Back to Basics with a look back at his best pieces from the archives that have stood the test of time. This edition touches on the right way to overhaul. » Read more...
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Firefighter seriously injured after falling from roof

A Toronto firefighter was seriously injured when he fell off a roof while fighting a fire in a semi-detached house early Sunday. » Learn more

Three people sent to hospital after car crashes into fire hall

Three people have been sent to hospital after a car crashed into a fire hall Friday morning. » Learn more

Fire near Montreal's Bell Centre forces road closures, evacuations

A fire in a building at the intersection of St-Antoine and de la Montagne streets forced evacuations and road closures in Montreal's downtown core early Friday morning. » Learn more
Fire Fighting In Canada This Week 
FFIC This Week

New survey says fire fighting is the most respected job in Canada

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a survey by Insights West shows that firefighters have the approval of 92 per cent of Canadians, the Firehall Forum website gets a facelift, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Gord Schreiner speaks to the benefits of having career-long call signs. » Watch Video

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

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

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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