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Nov. 13, 2018

Brantford department pays tribute to veterans

The Brantford, Ont., fire department is helping honour those who served in the First World War and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war by placing photographs of 22 local veterans on a fire truck. The truck also features images of the Vimy Memorial, the Brantford armouries and soldiers going over the top of a trench into battle.

Quebec town terminates seven new firefighters

Tension between Brownsburg-Chatham, Que., council and the town’s firefighters was high at the November 6 council meeting. Claiming budget restraints, council has decided to terminate seven new volunteer firefighters who had recently joined the department.

Resort fire leads to new hydrant directives in Baddeck

A complaint filed by the Baddeck Nova Scotia volunteer fire department in the wake of a fire at the Inverary Resort earlier this year has resulted in a series of directives regarding fire hydrant upkeep issued by the provincial regulator to the water utility.
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Current Issue 

Fire Lines: Traditions are vital to departments

Fire Chief Dave Balding shares in our November issue how keeping traditions alive and active in fire departments can foster pride, health and wellness, discipline, growth and more. Balding says departments owe it to those who came before us and those who succeed us to safeguard the traditions of the fire service. » Read more..

Equipment: Truck tech

Associate editor Jayson Koblun talks new apparatus technologies and the different ways several leading truck manufacturing companies are constantly researching and developing fire service innovations in our November issue of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine. » Read more...
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Condo complex fire sends woman to hospital

A woman has been rushed to hospital with serious smoke inhalation injuries after a fire ripped through a condominium complex near Square One in Mississauga, Ont., last week. » Learn more

Grocery store fire forces evacuations

An early morning fire on Thursday at the Northmart store in Iqaluit forced the evacuation of nearby homes as crews worked to put out the blaze and respond to other fires reported in the area. » Learn more

Fire crews rescue workers dangling from Montreal high-rise

The Montreal, Que., fire department’s specialized rescue team retrieved a pair of workers who were left dangling 20 storeys from the ground Thursday morning when the scaffold they were working on partially collapsed. » Learn more

Tune in to latest podcast: Stopping the stigma

It’s time to listen in on the latest Fire Fighting in Canada podcast featuring Steve Farina, a captain in the fire suppression division at Coquitlam Fire Rescue. He and editor Grant Cameron discuss the B.C. First Responders Mental Health committee as it takes aim at the issues of mental health in the industry and the committee’s campaign called “Share It. Don’t Wear it.”

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