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Firefighters resign from Alberta department following investigation

A politician says his southern Alberta town is trying to work through what prompted five firefighters to resign this week. Officials in the town of Didsbury, Alta., about 80 kilometres north of Calgary, are dealing with a series of complaints from its volunteer force, which have been investigated by a third-party consultant.

Nova Scotia fire chief and village commission in dispute over fire hydrants

A long-running dispute over fire hydrant operations between the fire chief and the village commission in Baddeck, N.S., is being handled by the province's Utility and Review Board.

Response time questioned after fire destroys First Nation apartment building in New Brunswick

At least eight families lost their homes on Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick after a fire in an apartment building reignited and burned for at least an hour before firefighters arrived.
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Generation Change

Volunteer Vision: Generational change

Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy has often said about the fire service, “150 years of tradition, unimpeded by change”, yet he knows that’s not entirely true. Check out what he has to say about changes he has seen in his more than 35 years of service from how firefighters and chiefs conduct themselves on the job to the change in the people that do the work itself. » Read more..

StopBad: The next generation

Comox Fire Rescue recently hosted its 10th, bi-annual Firefighter Youth Camp. The camps started as a way to teach teenagers some fire prevention and life safety skills and are the most successful public project the department manages. Fire Chief Gord Schreiner talks about the camp and what the training looks like. » Read more...

Fire damages McGill University medical building

Montreal’s fire department responded to a three-alarm fire at McGill University’s McIntyre Medical Building. The fire was quickly brought under control, though it sent smoke through the area. » Learn more

Sarnia firefighters rescue occupant from house fire

A person is recovering in hospital after firefighters in Sarnia, Ont., rescued and resuscitated a resident and a cat following a fire that engulfed a home. » Learn more

Damage from suspicious Edmonton fire pegged at $1.5 million

Edmonton police have taken over investigating a suspicious fire that tore through a two-storey building, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage. » Learn more

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July 30-August 3, 2018
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September 16-19
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