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Dec. 18, 2018

Halifax chief calls for more firefighters

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency took a request for adjusted response time targets and $1.6 million in funding to add firefighters to staff the Fall River station 24 hours a day, seven days a week to regional council on Dec. 11.

Fire at National Steelcar causes $750,000 in damage

Hamilton, Ont., firefighters were called to National Steelcar for an early morning blaze Sunday. Fire officials believe a spark ignited combustible materials in the company’s dust collection system.

Snow dampens Alberta wildfire that threatened two small communities

Evacuation notices have been lifted in a few small Alberta communities after an out-of-season wildfire that threatened them was brought under control.
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Leadership Forum: Status quo is no longer an acceptable practice

Fire Chief Chris Harrow says in the December issue of Fire Fighting in Canada a phrase that always makes him cringe is, “But we have always done it that way.” Fire service leaders need to be very cognizant of the term and never get sucked into using the phrase as a guideline for their day-to-day operations. » Read more..

Trainer's Corner: Tools—what to carry

Chief Instructor Ed Brouwer said in the December issue of Fire Fighting in Canada, “No tool left on the truck has ever saved a firefighter’s life.” Brouwer writes in his article his top choices of what tools a firefighter should make sure they carry into a blaze. » Read more...
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Ottawa high-rise fire may have started in electrical closet

Investigators are examining an electrical closet as the potential source of a fire in Ottawa, Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, that displaced more than 200 residents. » Learn more

Calgary firefighters rescue woman from townhouse blaze

Calgary, Alta., fire crews rescued a woman from the second floor of a northeast townhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 12, after she became trapped by a fire in the building. » Learn more

Mission crews battled barge blaze on Fraser River

Fire crews in Mission, B.C., battled a fire on a barge on the Fraser River. The blaze broke out around 3 a.m on December 12, in a large structure on the barge, located near the Silverdale area. » 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

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