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Oct. 23, 2018

Safety concerns remain as firefighters lobby for new station

With a report detailing multiple safety concerns at the Hantsport Fire Department in Nova Scotia, firefighters are hoping West Hants council will finally approve the construction of a new fire station.

Government takes next steps on post-traumatic stress injuries action plan

Government officials took part in a panel discussion at the annual Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) Forum in Regina and recognized that firefighters, police and paramedics face exposure to traumatic incidents in the course of their work.

Fire Fighting in Canada The Podcast launches new episode

Fire Fighting in Canada magazine launched its new three-part series podcast sponsored by Dräger with an episode featuring Acting Captain Chris Howe with the Niagara Falls Fire Department in Ontario. Hear how he suffered from mental health issues and became an alcoholic and drug addict and was suicidal before reaching out for help.
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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..
First Line

First Line: Social media for safety messaging

How can a yoga pose and a #NationalDayCalendar help educate your community on the importance of testing and maintaining smoke alarms? Pretty easily if you know which yoga pose faces towards the ceiling and involves raising your hands above your head. Read in the September issue of Fire Fire Fighting in Canada what public fire and safety office Samantha Hoffmann has to say about using social media for safety messaging. » Read more...
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Hearing Conservation – looks at the various types of hearing protection systems that first responders need to be aware of, and how avoiding hearing protection can be detrimental to your health and your ability to perform your job.

Blood Borne Pathogens – looks at what issues and concerns blood borne pathogens can cause, and how to maintain a margin of safety when these issues arise.

HAZCOM – looks at the various types of hazardous communications systems that first responders need to be aware of, safety data sheets, the ERG, as well as the global harmonization system, (GHS).

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Chickens perish in Abbotsford barn blaze

An unknown number of chickens have died in a barn fire in Abbotsford, B.C., Sunday morning. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the barn fully engulfed in flames. » Learn more

Early morning fire damages Nanaimo heritage building

A Nanaimo, B.C., heritage building has suffered extensive damage from a fire that broke out early Thursday. » Learn more

Weekend blaze destroys 100-year-old home

There was no saving a 100-year-old home Sunday night in Ontario after it went up flames in London. Firefighters did what they could to stop the fire from spreading but by the end of the night the house was gone. » Learn more

SFPA18 North America

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

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