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January 22, 2019

P.E.I. extends presumptive coverage to firefighters and fire inspectors

As of Jan. 1, P.E.I. firefighters and fire inspectors will have presumptive coverage for specific types of cancer and heart injuries as a result of amendments to the Workers Compensation Act.

Registration for 2019 Career Expo now open

The 2019 fire, security and police career expo and job fair is being held in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, March 7 for those who are looking to get into the various industries. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in a career in either the fire, police or security industries.

Orillia fire chief announces retirement

After 33 years in fire services, Orillia, Ont., Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli is retiring effective April 30, 2019.
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Human Traffiking

A man on a mission

Jeremy Inglis, deputy fire chief at the Fort Erie Fire Department in Ontario, is working with other emergency services to raise awareness of human trafficking in Canada and the role firefighters can play in stopping the crime. » Read more..

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...
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Sixty firefighters tackle auto shop blaze

Sixty firefighters from three different departments responded to a fire at an automotive services business in Keswick Ridge, N.B., on Sunday, Jan 20. » Learn more

Saskatoon fire crews battle string of blazes

It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Saskatoon, Sask., responding to three different fires throughout the city. The string of incidents began when crews with the Saskatoon Fire Department were called to a garage fire just before 2 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. » Learn more

Fire destroys barn north of London

Fire has claimed another barn in the London, Ont., region following a blaze at a dairy farm north of the city. The fire consumed a barn and a shed at Stonecreek Farms on Sunday, Jan 20. » 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

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 14-23, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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Firehouse World Exposition and Conference

March 25-28, 2019
Location: L.A., Calif.
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IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

March 23 to 28, 2019
Location: Reno, Nev.
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OAFC Annual Conference and Trade Show

May 3 to May 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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OAFC FireCon

Sept 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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