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South Huron Fire Department has a new acting chief

Jeff Musser, who has more than 20 years of experience with the Exeter station and serves as district chief for Exeter, Ont., was recently appointed acting fire chief of the South Huron department in light of former chief Andrew Baird's departure for Leamington to serve as that community's fire chief.

Winnipeg approves budget increase to help cover overtime costs

Winnipeg councillors on the finance committee approved adding $4.8 million to the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service budget to avoid a projected shortfall by the end of the year. Council had approved $193.5 million for the WFPS for 2018, but service officials said they wouldn’t be able to stay within that amount.

Renfrew town hall facing $1.35 million lawsuit from former chief

The former fire chief in Renfrew, Ont., has followed through on his threat and filed a lawsuit worth $1.35 million against the municipality on Aug. 23. Guy Longtin wants his job back (with back pay) plus compensation for damages caused. He also wants town officials to take mandatory human rights sensitivity training.
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Well Being

Well Being: Curcumin is very much like nature’s firefighter

Naturopathic doctor Elias Markou shares in the September issue of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine how firefighters could use curcumin, an active ingredient found in turmeric root, to manage pain and inflammation. Curcumin has been used for treatments that include arthritis, skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis. It has been used for issues of colic, digestive imbalance, liver and gallbladder issues. » Read more..

Prevention: New study shows sprinklers save lives

Len Garis and Karin Mark write about a new study that shows how having a sprinkler system in homes can reduce the chances of dying in a fire by 79 per cent. The study bolsters the call for mandatory sprinklers in all news homes. » Read more...
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Firehall Bookstore

Shipping coast to coast across Canada for your FPW needs

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely in the event of one:

“LOOK” for places fire could start.
“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm.
“LEARN” two ways out of every room.

Also, Sparky the Fire Dog has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages - he’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.

NFPA’s Sparky and 2018 FPW items are available now through the Firehall Bookstore to help your fire department’s public education programming throughout Fire Prevention Week and all year long! >> Learn More

Tractor-trailers damaged in dealership blaze

A number of tractor-trailers went up in flames in a Thursday afternoon fire at a truck dealership in northwest Winnipeg. » Learn more

Two departments battle grass fire near Cowichan River Provincial Park

Firefighters from Sahtlam and Lake Cowichan departments in British Columbia were called out about 8 a.m. Thursday morning to fight a blaze in the bush near Cowichan River Provincial Park. » Learn more

Firefighter injured battling Sudbury house fire

A firefighter was injured while crews were battling a blaze on Long Lake early Thursday afternoon. A single-family home was also severely damaged but there were no civilians hurt, Greater Sudbury Fire Services said in a release. » Learn more

AFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

September 15, 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 16-19, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Firefighter Training Day

September 29, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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