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1 - Ontario proposes new regulations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act

New regulations proposed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) under Ontario’s Fire Protection and Prevention Act could require firefighters to complete mandatory training and municipalities to conduct fire risk assessments. 

2 - Charges withdrawn in firefighter training death case

A charge of criminal negligence causing death, involving the drowning death of a firefighter trainee near Hanover, Ont., has been withdrawn by the crown attorney. The case against Terry Harrison of Herschel Rescue Training Systems came to Walkerton court and the crown withdrew the charge saying there was no reasonable expectation of a conviction.

3 - Firefighters threaten to resign over chief's termination

As many as 10,000 residents and cottagers on the southeastern shores of Lake Winnipeg could be without first responders if the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach doesn't reinstate dismissed fire chief Brad Patzer.

4 - Department wants to opt out of naloxone program

The fire department in Elizabethtown-Kitley wants to opt out of carrying naloxone kits in its fire trucks. In a report to council, the township's fire department says it unanimously decided it does not want to participate in the Ontario Naloxone Program at this time.
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5 - Sault Ste. Marie council orders change to minimum on-duty staffing

Sault Ste. Marie City Council has 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. » Read more...

6 - London fire chief retires amid harassment allegations

The chief of the London, Ont., fire service has retired amid allegations that his department was plagued by harassment and retaliation.

7 - Missing Toronto firefighter returns home

The president of the union representing Toronto's firefighters says a fire captain who was found in California after vanishing from a New York state ski slope is back in Canada. » Read more...

8 - Dryden hires contract firefighters as labour dispute continues

Nearly two weeks into a dispute between the City of Dryden and the volunteer firefighters association, the municipality has hired four professional firefighters on a contract basis. » Read more...

9 - Firefighter injured after planes collide at Pearson International

The Transportation Safety Board says it's investigating after two passenger planes collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. » Read more...

10 - Mississauga hires Kalpana Rajgopalan as assistant chief

Kalpana Rajgopalan will be joining Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services as the department’s new assistant chief of professional development and accreditation, effective April 3.  » Read more...

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