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April 2, 2019

Thorold names new fire chief

Terry Dixon has been appointed chief of the Thorold Fire Department in Ontario, taking over for interim Chief Vince Giovannini, who filled in after Brian Dickson left the organization late last year. Dixon brings nearly 35 years of experience to the position, split almost evenly as a volunteer and full-time firefighter.

North Bay firefighters ratify new collective agreement

The North Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association has ratified a new collective agreement with the City of North Bay, Ont.

Nova Scotia departments implement safety measures after training death

Two of Nova Scotia's largest fire departments moved quickly to implement safety measures to protect their own in the wake of a tragic training incident that killed a firefighter from Truro in March.
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Family of four escapes Nova Scotia house fire

A family of four escaped an early morning house fire on Mar. 29 in Windsor, N.S., where a baby and a toddler were dropped from the second floor into the arms of a firefighter as flames engulfed the home. » Learn more

Fire displaces hundreds in Calgary

Approximately 200 people were evacuated from a building in Calgary, Alta., on Mar. 26 after a fire broke out in a suite. » Learn more

Montreal firefighters battle early morning blaze

An early morning fire tore through a building in Montreal on Mar. 29 and by the start of the morning rush hour 80 firefighters remained on the scene battling a blaze that broke out at 4 a.m. » Learn more

FFIC The Podcast: A New Norm

Firefighters should brace for more forest and wildland blazes across Canada in future years – because it will be the new norm as climate change takes hold. Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland fire at the University of Alberta, spoke with Fire Fighting in Canada editor Grant Cameron about the issue in our latest podcast! » Listen here

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April 8 to 13, 2019
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Fire Services Association of Nova Scotia Conference

April 12 to 19, 2019
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May 1 to 4, 2019
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May 3 to 4, 2019
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