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September 3, 2019

Firefighter Career Expo and Training Day set for Sept. 28

Canadian Firefighter magazine will host its Training Day and Career Expo at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 28. Career Expo, sponsored by FESTI, is a full day of sessions, networks and vendors tailored for recruits looking to get hired or for those considering becoming a firefighter. Training Day, sponsored by Fort Garry Fire Trucks and Target Solutions, offers free training to firefighters in a variety of areas, including auto extrication, live fire rescue, and LPG incident mitigation.

A B.C. search and rescue is looking for new members

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) says it is looking for people who have a strong outdoor recreation skill set, are reasonably fit, willing to learn, and can work in a team environment.

Oshawa, Ontario union pushes for construction changes

Earlier this summer an under-construction, multi-unit building caught fire in Oshawa, Ont. Now the local fire service and the Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association are pushing for safety changes at construction sites for wood-frame buildings.
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Current Issue  

StopBad: Present to represent

When you put on a fire department hat or t-shirt, you are a walking billboard for your organization. Comox, B.C., Fire Chief Gord Schreiner talks about the importance of looking the part as a firefighter. » Read more...
Open door

Leadership Forum: Fire chiefs should have a true open-door policy

Officers, from captains through to the chief, need to be available for their team. Minto, Ont., Fire Chief Chris Harrow discusses occupational stress injuries (OSIs) and playing a supportive role in your department. » Read more...
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Edmonton apartment fire sends three to hospital

Fire crews battled an apartment fire in south Edmonton that sent three people to hospital Monday afternoon, one in critical condition. » Learn more

Fire damages personal care home

Police and firefighters responded to a fire at Murphy’s Personal Care Home in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Nfld., Tuesday morning. It’s the second fire in three days at the home. » Learn more

Early morning blaze forces evacuation of Edmonton motel

Guests at the Gateway Motel in south Edmonton were woken up by the manager banging on doors early Friday morning. A fire broke out on the second floor and guests were evacuated. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

At the ready

Many firefighters volunteer with humanitarian organizations, using their unique skills to help vulnerable people around the world recover from disasters. Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Sean Freeman, acting deputy chief of prevention and inspection at Strathmore Fire Department in Alberta, who's been deployed several times to help relief teams coordinated by the Canadian Red Cross. Freeman has been called out to five disasters in the Caribbean and around the world. Check it out here! » Listen now

OAFC FireCon 2019

September 5 to September 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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Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Convention

September 27 to September 29, 2019
Location: Gander, Nfld.
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