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February 19, 2019

Cape Breton Regional Fire Service seeks smaller budget

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality's fire service is one of the few departments seeking a budget reduction next year. The deputy chief of operations presented a draft budget to the fire and emergency services committee in Sydney, N.S..

Firefighters getting charged up by new wellness device

Firefighters in Collingwood, Ont., have been testing a new device that is said to use a magnetic field that optimizes the cells in their bodies.

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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Research: Anti-idling technology

Anti-idling technology and policies could save Canadian fire departments thousands of dollars per year, according to a recent study published by the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Check out Len Garis, Ian Pike, Alex Zheng and Kate Turcotte’s overview of the study in the February issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..

Back to Basics: Regular PPE inspections

Firefighter Mark van der Feyst talks about not becoming complacent when it comes to regularly inspecting firefighter gear in the February issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. By following proper steps and practices, firefighters will ensure themselves of a good start to any call. » Read more...
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Hamilton crews battle blaze at Juravinski Hospital

A fire broke out in Hamilton, Ont., inside a building on the Juravinski Hospital campus on Feb. 14. Firefighters responded to the multiple-alarm fire around 5:40 p.m. and found flames in the roof of a maintenance building near the exhaust for a boiler. » Learn more

Early morning fire damages Labrador home

Fire crews in western Labrador rushed to the scene of a house fire on Feb. 14 that lit up the mining town's sky with flames. » Learn more

Employee injured in fire at Haldimand County business

A business in Haldimand County, Ont., was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 13. Provincial police were called to the address just after 9 a.m. along with fire and paramedic services. » 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. » Listen here

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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