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August 6, 2019

Michelle O’Hara appointed new executive director of the OAFC

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) announced that Michelle O’Hara, has been named executive director of the organization, replacing Richard Boyes who retired from the post after seven years.

Ontario strengthens fire protection rules

Ontario’s government is acting to improve public safety by strengthening fire protection rules across the province.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast out now

In the new episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, sponsored by Dräger, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with communication strategist Karen Gordon of Gordon Strategy about the Metoo movement and the fire service.
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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 affect the impact of the on-scene team. » Read more...
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Firefighter dies while battling Quebec forest fire

Quebec’s forest fire protection service has identified a 32-year-old who died Sunday while battling a blaze in the province’s Outaouais region. » Learn more

Collision and fire on Highway 440 leave four people dead

Four people are dead and 12 others sent to a hospital with injuries after being involved in a collision between two heavy trucks and several other vehicles on Highway 440 West around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. » Learn more

Hamilton firefighter injured during rope rescue

A Hamilton firefighter suffered serious injuries after falling off a ledge at Albion Falls Wednesday night while trying to rescue a group of lost hikers. » Learn more

Metoo and the fire service

MeToo allegations are serious business for any leader and organization and fire departments are not immune. Fire chiefs must be prepared to deal with such situations. Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with communications strategist Karen Gordon of Gordon Strategy about the MeToo movement and the fire service. She has spoken on the subject at a number of conferences for fire chiefs. Check it out here! » Listen now

APCO 2019

August 11 to August 14, 2019
Location: Baltimore, Md.
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Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

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