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Oct. 2, 2018

Vancouver union calls for more firefighters per shift

Vancouver firefighters say they’re short-staffed when compared with “industry best practices” and need another 21 firefighters per shift or 84 altogether. Vancouver Firefighters Union spokesperson says there were 200 more fires last year over 2016 and they responded to 6,200 overdoses.

Cranbrook paramedics' union spar over enhanced firefighter medical training

Cranbrook, B.C., is forging ahead with plans to train firefighters with enhanced medical response capabilities, however, the union representing provincial paramedics says the new program is redundant and will add costs to the city.

New three-part series of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast this month

Releasing the first week of each month this fall, you'll find a special notification in your inbox to tune-in and visit our Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast page to listen anytime. Fire Fighting in Canada magazine is getting ready to launch a new three-part series featuring fire influencers in compelling conversation on hot topics impacting Canada's fire service. Stay tuned for the new series and check out our previous podcasts in the meantime.
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Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum: Picking the perfect team is not easy

Fire Chief Matthew Pegg shares in the September edition of Fire Fighting in Canada some things he looks for when filling a senior leadership role. Pegg says he looks for compatibility, experience, common values, loyalty and more and also says to invest the time to understand what type of leader and team fits with who you are. » Read more..
Volnteer Vision

Volunteer Vision: Don’t take the image of fire service for granted

Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy says everybody knows and has experienced customer service firsthand and that it is no different when it comes to how firefighters and chiefs treat the public. DeSorcy says in the September issue of Fire Fighting in Canada leaving the public with a positive experience on what can be their worst day, strengthens the fire service’s reputation and brand, and that’s why it is important to communicate a customer-first standard to the members of a department. » Read more...

Woman jumps from window to escape New Brunswick house fire

A woman in her 50s was treated and released from hospital for smoke inhalation after jumping about two metres out of a window to escape her burning house in Chamcook, New Brunswick on Saturday. » Learn more

Two injured, dozens displaced after Vancouver apartment fire

Two people were injured and dozens displaced after a fire in a North Vancouver apartment complex overnight Friday. » Learn more

Utility pole fire leaves 2,300 Ontarians without power

About 1,000 Orangeville Hydro customers and 1,356 others with Hydro One in Dufferin County, Ont., were left without power after a utility pole fire in Grand Valley Wednesday morning. » Learn more

Firehouse Expo

October 16-20, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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EMS World Expo

October 29-November 2, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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SFPA18 North America

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