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Cape Breton firefighters support vote of non-confidence

Unionized firefighters in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality claim management tactics have undermined morale and jeopardized safety. The Cape Breton Regional Firefighters Association voted 90 per cent in favour of a motion expressing non-confidence in fire services management.

Ottawa crews respond to false alarms an average of 20 times a day

Ottawa firefighters were dispatched to false alarms an average of 20 times a day between 2015 and 2017, according to data from the City of Ottawa.

B.C. First Nation signs new agreement

The Tsilhqot'in Nation has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with the federal and British Columbia governments that recognizes the First Nation as a full partner in wildfire response.
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Leadership Forum: Top 5 ways to ruin your career

Chief Matthew Pegg says the fire service is grounded in hard work, honour, courage, compassion, service and trust and the fire fighting service is the result of hard work and dedication from the women and men that came before. Pegg shares how someone new to the job could ruin his or her own career before it takes off. » Read more..
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Volunteer Vision: Reflecting back and looking forward

Chief Tom DeSorcy has spent more than half of his life in the fire service and has had many defining moments throughout his career. DeSorcy takes an opportunity to reflect back on, and look forward to, what has helped him in his career and what is still to come. » Read more...

Port Coquitlam poultry farm fire kills 14,000 chicks

A fire destroyed a commercial chicken barn in Port Coquitlam, B.C., killing roughly 14,000 chicks inside. » Learn more

Vancouver crews battle rooftop propane fire

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services battled a blaze atop a downtown condo tower. Firefighters responded quickly to the fire, which was on the 28th floor of the building. » Learn more

Bungalow fire leaves Torbay man homeless

A man in his 70s is homeless after a fire extensively damaged his bungalow in Torbay, N.L., on April 11. » Learn more
Fire Fighting In Canada This Week 
FFIC This Week

Sudbury firefighter union reaches a new deal with the city

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a firefighters’ union in Sudbury says it has reached a new deal with the city, a retired London firefighter details harassment allegations, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist David Moseley details about how firefighters use bulldozers to fight flames. » Watch Video

FDIC International

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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Northern H.E.A.T. Conference 

May 2-5, 2018
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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IAFF VCOS Symposium in the West

May 3-5, 2018
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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