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Oct. 9, 2018

Reports says deadly house fire showed Oshawa Fire Services understaffed

A report on a January fire that killed four people in Oshawa, Ont., has outlined several deficiencies within the Oshawa Fire Services (OFS), including understaffing and makes recommendations to prevent future tragedies like it.

New episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast launches Oct. 9

Fire Fighting in Canada magazine is launching a new three-part series podcast sponsored by Dräger on Tuesday, October 9, starting with an episode featuring Acting Captain Chris Howe with the Niagara Falls Fire Department in Ontario.

Yellowknife apartment fire displaces 33 families

One first responder was treated for smoke inhalation after an early morning fire consumed an apartment building in downtown Yellowknife last week destroying the homes of 33 families.
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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..
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...
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Winnipeg crews tackle industrial park fire

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service had its hands full Monday morning with reports of an explosion and fire at the Inkster industrial park. Officials said multiple crews responded to the fire which due to its structural hazards and hazmat concerns required the use of a drone to assist with battling the blaze. » Learn more

Oil refinery explosion shakes Saint John

Irving Oil says all their employees and contractors have been accounted for after a massive oil refinery explosion shook the historic port city Monday and sent flames and plumes of black smoke into the air. » Learn more

Fire crews battle blaze at historic Cape Breton retreat

Shock and sadness in Cape Breton, N.S., after a historic building was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours battling the blaze at the former Villa Madonna Retreat Centre in Little Bras d’Or. » Learn more

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October 16-20, 2018
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EMS World Expo

October 29-November 2, 2018
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SFPA18 North America

October 27-November 2, 2018
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