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April 30, 2019

Closed fire hall in Winnipeg impacting response times

The Winnipeg firefighters’ union said a fire hall that’s been shut down for months is impacting response times. Station 8 in the Munroe West neighbourhood has been closed since January for upgrades.

Rising floodwaters force more than 6,500 to evacuate homes

Emergency workers urged another 1,500 residents of a flood-ravaged suburb west of Montreal to leave their homes Sunday, one day after floodwaters broke through a natural dike northwest of the city and forced some 5,000 others to flee with only the clothes on their backs.

New podcast launches May 6

Associate editor Jayson Koblun spoke with Shayne Mintz, the Canadian regional director of the NFPA, about several ways the legalization of cannabis in Canada will challenge the fire industry in our latest podcast launching the first week in May. Check out some of the great previously released podcasts in the meantime here.
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Volunteer Vision: First and foremost duty is education of public

Fire Chief Vince MacKenzie says the the first and foremost duty is education of the public in his latest Volunteer Vision column. » Read more..
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Communication: Career Kick Start

Fire Fighting in Canada, along with Blue Line and Canadian Security magazines partnered to present the first combined Security, Police, Fire Career Expo to help potential security professionals, law enforcement officers and firefighters get their foot in the door. » Read more...

Grass fire destroys three abandoned buildings

Three buildings were destroyed early Saturday in a brush fire in Strathcona County, Alta., just southeast of Edmonton. » Learn more

Firefighter injured, residents displaced in Edmonton house fires

Two early morning house fires left one firefighter injured and four residents displaced in the south-central neighbourhood of Bonnie Doon in Edmonton Saturday. » Learn more

Mission crews douse duplex blaze

A quick response from fire crews may have stopped a fast-moving fire from spreading through a duplex in Mission, B.C. on April 25. » 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

Northern H.E.A.T. Conference Peace Regional Fire Chiefs

May 1 to 4, 2019
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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IAFC VCOS Symposium in the West

May 2 to May 4, 2019
Location: Pheonix, Ariz.
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OAFC Annual Conference and Trade Show

May 3 to 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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B.C. Fire Training Officers’ Association Conference

May 25 to May 30, 2019
Location: Nelson, B.C.
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OAFC FireCon

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