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July 23, 2019

Halifax heritage advisory committee considers adding fire hall to registry

Halifax’s heritage advisory committee will explore adding a local fire hall to its registry of heritage properties.

Fire department wants more sprinklers in Charlottetown

Following a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Charlottetown, the town’s fire department is advocating for more sprinklers to be added to city apartments.

Grand Forks chief to return to work after bullying volunteer

Grand Forks, B.C., Fire Chief Dale Heriot will be returning to work after being found by WorkSafeBC and an external city investigation to have bullied and harassed a member of the department following a complaint made earlier this year.
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Leadership Forum: Avoid falling into the “when I was” trap

Do you find yourself constantly referring to your old team, position or organization? Matt Pegg considers the impact of language, experience and being present in the context of modern career movement. » Read more...
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Feature: Common sense in the fire service

When arriving on-scene it can be easy for incident commanders to get tunnel vision and miss the whole picture. District Chief of the Atwood Station for the North Perth Fire Department Kevin Scholl discusses how an IC can impact the on-scene team. » Read more...
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More paid firefighters needed for third Charlottetown station

Last week Charlottetown council voted to approve a third fire hall for the city. Now the union representing paid firefighters in Charlottetown would like to see more firefighters employed. » Learn more

Two-alarm fire damages Ottawa rowhouses

All the occupants were able to make a quick escape from a two-alarm fire at an Orléans rowhouse complex in Ottawa early Friday morning. » Learn more

Fire burning near Yellowknife grows to 2,400 hectares

An out-of-control fire northwest of Yellowknife has almost doubled since Saturday, but it remains no threat to the city. The fire is now about 2,400 hectares, up from 1,300 hectares wildfire officials quoted at the beginning of the weekend. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

NFPA 2019 Fire Prevention Week campaign

Podcast host and Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks with Canadian NFPA public-education representative Laura King on this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not every hero wears a cape: Plan and practice your escape”. The two discuss what’s new this year, some background and history on the campaign, and offer valuable resources departments can use as they prepare for Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 6 to 12. » Listen now

Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

August 21 to August 25, 2019
Location: Dawson City, Yukon
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OAFC FireCon

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