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Moncton-area fire chiefs call for regional live-fire training centre

The fire chiefs of the New Brunswick cities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview say the region needs a multimillion-dollar live-fire training facility. It would give firefighters the chance to practice their firefighting and rescue skills more often.

Winnipeg council to vote on union president's salary deal

Winnipeg council passed a motion put forward by the mayor to stop taxpayer dollars paying for Winnipeg Firefighter Union president Alex Forrest’s salary. The mayor’s executive police committee unanimously supported his motion seeking a council vote on the future of the controversial deal that’s seen taxpayers pay for Forrest’s salary during his 21-year stint as president of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg.

City of Windsor firefighters reach tentative deal

The City of Windsor has reached a tentative agreement with its Professional Firefighters Association. A special meeting of Windsor city council was held to address the deal.
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Back to Basics: Hose advancement

Firefighter Mark van der Feyst continues his look into the last 10 years of the fire service and talks about hose advancement and moving the handline in the latest edition of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..
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Trainer's Corner: Knowing Rate of Spread

Instructor and training officer Ed Brouwer says the Rate of Spread is the rate at which a fire is extending its horizontal dimensions and is the speed with which the fire travels across the ground. Properly estimating rate of fire spread is a key element in planning for effective fire control. Read from the current issue of Fire Fighting in Canada why Brouwer says it is important that firefighters understand the three factors that affect ROS: topography, fuel and weather. » Read more...
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Horses perish in early morning barn blaze

Provincial police say seven horses are dead following a fire at a barn in Erin, Ont., early Wednesday morning. » Learn more

Two firefighters injured in training mishap

The case of two London, Ont., firefighters who were injured during a training exercise on Fanshawe Lake Friday highlights the dangers of the job, the department’s deputy chief says. » Learn more

Fire destroys century-old church on Saskatchewan First Nation

More than a century of memories of the United Church on Peepeekisis First Nation, Sask., are bubbling to the surface after a fire decimated the one-room church over the weekend. Community members say the Wanakapew United Church was built before 1906 on the reserve, which is about 110 kilometres north-east of Regina. » Learn more

Heroes Festival

June 23-24, 2018
Location: Wasaga Beach, Ont.
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Can-Am Police-Fire Games

June 25-July 1, 2018
Location: Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
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MFCA Conference

July 13-16, 2018
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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