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Ongoing dispute leaves community without local fire service

An ongoing dispute between Vonda, Sask.’s, town council and volunteer fire department has left the community of about 400 people without a local fire service. At a council meeting, the town confirmed that there will be no local fire services until a new fire chief is hired.

Firefighters could help solve Wolfe Island paramedic issue

The head of the Frontenac Paramedic Services is proposing having volunteer firefighters help out when there is only one paramedic available on Wolfe Island, Ont. Chief Paul Charbonneau brought the idea to the Frontenac County council and was given permission to move forward with the project.

Crews continue to battle dozens of fires in northeastern Ontario

Crews from across the country continued to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario. Evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames.

FGFT and Bronto Skylift–Another Reason We Make "One Tough Truck"

FGFT is a proud distributor of Bronto Skylift related sales, service, and parts. Contact us for more information regarding Bronto Skylift platforms.

Summer is in full swing and FGFT will be among North America and the globe's most prominent fire and emergency service leaders attending the Fire-Rescue International Conference and Expo being held August 8-11, in Dallas, Texas. We invite everyone attending to check out our Canadian Hospitality Suite on the evening of Friday, August 10. From September 6-9, in Thunder Bay, Ontario we'll take part in FireCon 2018 by providing industry expertise on our equipment, technology, and services. We finish off the summer conference season at Fire Rescue Canada 2018 being held in Ottawa, Ontario from September 16-19.

We look forward to seeing you at these spectacular events, so please drop by and see us.

For more information contact us at 1-800-565-3473 or visit us online at Keep up-to-date on everything going on at Fort Garry Fire Trucks by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. >> Learn more
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Retirement: What now?

Retired Fire Chief Denis Pilon shares his thoughts on approaching retirement, reflecting on his more than 35 years in the fire service and how he will spend his retirement continuing to learn and teach in the latest edition of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..

Preparing for the Worst

When it comes to responding to emergencies such as fires, floods, earthquakes and others, the more individuals trained on Incident Command System (ICS) response the better. Jason Greidanus, deputy director of emergency management for Strathcona County, Alta., shares how an Edmonton training academy has put forward ICS Canada position-specific courses in the latest edition of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more...
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Montreal firefighter injured battling four-alarm fire

A chief of operations with the Montreal fire department was injured early Sunday morning while battling a four-alarm blaze in the city’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. » Learn more

Kelowna firefighters douse grass fire near cemetery

The Kelowna Fire Department in British Columbia said luck played a role in battling an afternoon grass fire Thursday near a cemetery. » Learn more

Hamilton firefighters battle three blazes within 12 hours

Hamilton firefighters battled three fires in a 12-hour period on Wednesday. The first broke out just after midnight, causing extensive damage at a century-old townhouse in Hess Village. » Learn more

FFAO Convention

July 30-August 3, 2018
Location: Grand Valley, Ont.
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IAFF Convention

August 6-10, 2018
Location: Seattle, Wash.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 16-19
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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