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February 12, 2019

Fire dispatch to be consolidated across Waterloo Region

The Ontario cities of Cambridge and Kitchener announced fire services will be combined in a single service across Waterloo Region.

Stipends available for fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada (HFSC) is awarding stipends to 20 qualifying fire departments that demonstrate a plan to conduct a community event featuring a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration.

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.
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Tornado touchdowns

In the February cover story, Ottawa Fire Services Chief Kim Ayotte recalls the response of the fire service and other first responders to six tornadoes that touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau area last September, causing severe damage and power outages across the region. By Grant Cameron » Read more..

Training: Anatomy of an oil tank fire

Jamie Coutts, regional fire chief at the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service in Alberta, explains how training paid off in fighting an oil tank fire last November in a remote area about 42 kilometres from Slave Lake. » Read more...
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Crews rescue elderly man from highrise blaze

A man is in serious condition after being rescued from an apartment fire in Burlington, Ont., on Feb. 9. » Learn more

Saskatoon apartment fire causes $250,000 in damage

The Saskatoon Fire Department in Saskatchewan responded to an apartment fire Feb. 10. Crews found a second floor apartment fully on fire, and the building full of smoke. There were also several people trapped in the building. » Learn more

Coquitlam firefighters battle stubborn industrial blaze

Firefighters in Coquitlam, B.C., were busy battling a large fire at an industrial building Feb. 7. The blaze started just after midnight at a masonry building and had already made its way through most of the interior by the time crews arrived. » 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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