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New stamp pays tribute to firefighters

Canada Post has unveiled a new stamp that honours the country's firefighters for saving lives and protecting property and the environment with their skills and courage. The stamp was unveiled in Halifax with the participation of Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Canada's oldest fire fighting department, established in 1754.

Firefighters' union votes to reinstate confidence in deputy chief

Members of the London Professional Firefighters Association in Ontario voted to restore confidence in deputy fire chief Jack Burt. In March, the members voted that they had "no confidence" in Burt, largely because he was associated with then-fire chief John Kobarda. Kobarda retired as London's fire chief that same month amid complaints of a culture of workplace harassment, bullying and retaliation.

B.C. pledges $50 million to help fund fire prevention projects

The B.C. government is changing its approach to wildfire prevention and has pledged to give $50 million over three years to help local governments and First Nations target fire risks in their communities.
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MFCA 104th annual conference

Fire Fighting in Canada editor Grant Cameron joined Fire Hall Bookstore at the 104th annual Maritime Fire Chiefs Association conference in July. The event featured a slate of speakers who covered a wide variety of subjects and a trade show where suppliers and manufacturers displayed products and services. Read Grant’s recap of the event and check out the website for more content and follow-up stories from the conference. » Read more..

Department News: Try building instead of buying

Using the natural ability of your members can be a huge benefit to a small volunteer hall. Most chiefs know there is not enough time in the day to tackle everything a team wants to accomplish around the hall. Hear from Fire Chief Jeff Grant in the latest issue of Fire Fighting in Canada how he and his team relied on each other’s unique skills to build on, update and turn older trucks into rescue and response vehicles. » Read more...
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Firefighters tackle Manitoba pharmacy fire

A fire in Treherne, Man., left part of the town’s pharmacy destroyed. Smoke was spotted pouring out of Treherne’s IDA Pharmacy around 8 p.m. last Wednesday. » Learn more

Blaze damages Alberta home under-construction

Firefighters were called Friday to a house fire in west Edmonton’s Parkview neighbourhood. Firefighters were called just before 3:30 a.m. and arrived a few minutes later to find the fire fully involved. » Learn more

Lightning sparks new fires in B.C.

A powerful storm front that moved through the West Kootenay, B.C., sparked several new fires on Tuesday. » Learn more

Firefighter Training Day

September 29, 2018
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Firehouse Expo

October 16-20, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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SFPA18 North America

October 27-November 2, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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