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February 26, 2019
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Former fire chief files suit against City of Vernon

Vernon, B.C.’s former fire chief has filed a lawsuit against the City alleging it terminated him without cause or notice and didn’t offer to accommodate his disability.

Jon Pegg named new Ontario Fire Marshal

Jon Pegg is the new fire marshal for the Province of Ontario. He started the job Feb. 20 and replaces Ross Nichols. Pegg has been chief of emergency management for the Province of Ontario for the past eight months.

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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Dave Balding

Fire Lines: You’re the new chief, now what?

Fire Chief Dave Balding shares some valuable tips and lessons on what to expect after becoming a fire chief in the February issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..

Legalization of cannabis presents new challenges

Canadian regional director to the NFPA Shayne Mintz said with legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, it appears evident a whole new world is being unveiled to the fire service. Read how Mintz said the NFPA will have to navigate around some of the challenges legalization brings forward in the February issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more...
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Fire destroys business in Norton, N.B.

A fire on Feb. 21 destroyed the oldest business in a small New Brunswick village, located approximately an hour southwest of Moncton. » Learn more

Firefighter injured battling Vancouver industrial blaze

Investigators are working to find what caused a fire that dealt serious damage to an industrial unit and sent a North Vancouver firefighter to hospital on Feb. 20. » Learn more

Body found after Lake of the Woods cottage fire

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the discovery of a body inside the remains of a cottage destroyed by fire on Monday, Feb. 18. » 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 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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OAFC FireCon

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