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January 8, 2018

Nonfatal injuries remain high among firefighters

Firefighters continue to experience frequent nonfatal injuries, especially strains and sprains, according to a NIOSH study of injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Inspection finds all but two hydrants in Baddeck working

Officials in Baddeck, N.S., have determined nearly all of the community's fire hydrants are functioning after a complaint that the hydrant closest to the Inverary Resort wasn't working during a blaze there in June.

Oakville fire department facing lawsuit alleging negligence

The Town of Oakville, Ont., and the Oakville fire department are facing a $1.9-million lawsuit for alleged negligence in connection with a 2016 house fire.
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Weekend blaze sends one person to hospital

One woman has suffered cardiac injuries and is being treated by Urgences-Sante following a fire in Cote-des-Neiges, Que., Saturday, Jan 5. » Learn more

Fire at Alberta seniors' residence leaves one person dead

An elderly woman died after a fire at a seniors’ residence in the southern Alberta town of Coaldale early Friday, Jan. 4. » Learn more

Blaze damages popular Montreal restaurant

Ma Poule Mouillée, a popular Portuguese rotisserie in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, sustained significant damage after a fire Friday, Jan. 4. » 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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FDSOA Annual Safety Forum

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