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Dec. 11, 2018

Surveillance video catches two Vernon employees having sex in fire chief’s office

Two employees of the fire department in Vernon, B.C., are battling to keep their jobs after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the interim fire chief's office.

Saskatchewan expands presumptive coverage for firefighters

Saskatchewan firefighters will now be able to make a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board for prostate, skin, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

Saskatoon files lawsuit against fire hydrant manufacturer

The City of Saskatoon is suing an American fire hydrant manufacturer, claiming its units led to contamination of water in the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood earlier this year.
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Industry News: Regionalization pros and cons

Bringing fire departments under a single banner has its good and bad points. Kirk Hughes, deputy fire chief of the M.D. of Taber Regional Fire Department in Alberta, writes about what municipal councils and fire departments need to think about when considering regionalization. » Read more..

Back to Basics: Specialized training

Firefighter Mark van der Feyst shares in the December issue of Fire Fighting in Canada that, while not a new concept, specialized training is still needed for firefighters on Rapid Intervention Teams. It has been around for 10 to 15 years in the United States, but has only begun to infiltrate the Canadian fire service in the last five years. » Read more...
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Winnipeg crews tackle apartment building blaze

Residents of a 12-storey apartment block in Winnipeg were forced out of their suites and into common areas last Wednesday after a fire broke out in the building. » Learn more

Two people injured in Burnaby house fire

Two people were injured during a house fire in Burnaby, B.C., last Tuesday night, including a man who suffered burns to about one-third of his body. » Learn more

Truck fire closes section of Highway 401

A truck fire resulted in the closure of all westbound lanes on Highway 401 at Highway 427 in Ontario last Friday morning. » Learn more

Studying the Statistics – a look at the top health concerns facing firefighters

A Canadian study is calling for the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. » Read more

FDSOA Apparatus Specification and Maintenance

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FDSOA Annual Safety Forum

Jan 20-24
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
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OAFC Labour-Relations Seminar

Jan. 22-24
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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