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September 10, 2019

Ex-fire chief sentenced to nine months for fraud

A former Gananoque, Ont., fire chief who defrauded Gananoque, the Township of Leeds and the Gananoque Firefighters Association, was sentenced to nine months in jail.

Memorial bike pilgrimage for fallen firefighters

Over 40 firefighters who embarked on a three-day cycling ride from Hamilton, Ont., on Sept. 4, completed their journey at the National Memorial site at 110 Lett Street in Ottawa Friday afternoon.

Niagara-on-the-Lake appoints new fire chief

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., has named its new fire chief. The town announced in a media release that after an internal hiring process, Nick Ruller has accepted the position of fire chief and community emergency management co-ordinator effective immediately.
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Feature: It’s a wrap

The Canadian fire service trade show season took Fire Fighting in Canada from coast to coast. Jayson Koblun has your wrap up. » Read more...

First line: Firefighters must understand how to deal with dementia

The number of Canadians with dementia is a growing concern as the population ages. Public fire and life safety officer Samantha Hoffmann, discusses how the fire service must understand this disorder to better care for and protect communities. » Read more...
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Hundreds of thousands still without power after Hurricane Dorian

Two days after Hurricane Dorian swept through Atlantic Canada, hundreds of thousands of people still have no power, leaving schools and some businesses closed Monday. » Learn more

Car crash sparks fire at Calgary bank

A car crashed through a Scotiabank in Calgary on Sunday just after 4:00 p.m., and set a portion of the building on fire. » Learn more

Standpipe thieves put high-rise residents at serious fire risk: officials

Metal thieves are putting people who work and live in Vancouver high-rises at serious risk should a fire break out. More than 60 standpipes, which deliver high-pressure water to the hoses of firefighters, have either been stolen or tampered with, say police. » 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

CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2019

September 13 to September 16, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Firefighter Career Expo

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Firefighter Training Day

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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