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June 18, 2019

Brockville firefighters awarded wage increase

Brockville, Ont., firefighters are getting a retroactive pay hike of 14.24 per cent over six years in an award handed down by arbitrators late last month.

B.C. Fire Expo a big hit

More than 300 fire chiefs, chief officers, emergency vehicle technicians and firefighters from across the province came to this year’s B.C. Fire Expo at the Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton.

Firefighter selected for international NFPA Rising Star program

From secretary to chief, Jodie Matthews from Pacquet, N.L., is officially a Rising Star.
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Leadership: Coaching your crew

Fire Chief Vince MacKenzie made it clear at a recent fire education conference that part of the job of fire chief requires you to be a coach. Not just any coach – a coachable coach. » Read more..
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Editor Grant Cameron writes his June editor’s column on how home sprinkler systems can save lives. » Read more...
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Rooming house fire leaves 10 homeless

Ten people were forced from their home June 12 after a fire in a Winnipeg rooming house, believed to have been caused by cooking left unattended. » Learn more

Moncton apartment fire sends four to hospital

Four people were sent to hospital after a fire June 12 in Moncton, N.B. The Moncton Fire Department was called to a fire at an apartment building on Enterprise Street just after 5 a.m. » Learn more

Vernon crews douse vehicle blaze

A stolen vehicle went up in flames in Vernon, B.C., June 13. RCMP said they were called to the scene by Vernon Fire Rescue Services, which were already battling the blaze involving the small Ford Ranger pickup truck. » Learn more

Drones in the Fire Service

Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Scott Wilkinson, senior academy officer at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, about how the department is using unmanned aerial vehicles to augment firefighting efforts in Fire Fighting in Canada the Podcast’s latest episode. » Listen now

Northwest Territories Association of Fire Chiefs

June 30 to July 4, 2019
Location: Yellowknife, N.W.T.
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Maritime Fire Chiefs Association Annual conference

July 12 to July 15, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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OAFC FireCon

September 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2019

September 13 to September 16, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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