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September 24, 2019

B.C. fire department raises $93,000 for Ride to Conquer Cancer

Eighteen members of the Victoria Fire Department in B.C. joined the thousands of participants in this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Charlottetown firefighters join international union

The Charlottetown Professional Firefighters Association (CPFA) has officially joined the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and now exists as IAFF Local 5219. Spencer Waite, president of the CPFA, said one of the issues they want to address is a serious concern over public safety lapses in the city.

Department hosts inaugural 5K run to honour P.E.I. firefighter

The North River Fire Department in P.E.I. hosted a run honouring Willard MacPhail, a founding member of the department, who died of leukaemia in 2001.
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Volunteer Vision: True leaders see the abilities in others

Getting recognized for what you do is an important motivator. Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks about recognizing leadership skills in the fire department. » Read more...

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 discusses about the importance of looking the part as a firefighter. » Read more...
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CFF Career Expo

Ignite your career in firefighting.

Join us at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Mississauga on Sept. 28, 2019.

Don’t miss the chance to meet and learn from firefighters, chiefs and industry suppliers. New for this year, those considering a fire fighting career can go on a tour of live firefighter training. Experienced recruits will find a wealth of knowledge shared on recruitment trends, resumes and how to nail that interview. Career Expo is a full day dedicated to helping you reach your goals in the fire service.

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Blaze destroys historic buildings in Williams Lake, B.C.

Two historic buildings in downtown Williams Lake, B.C., have been destroyed by a fire that broke out early Friday morning. » Learn more

Winnipeg crews battle three overnight fires

Winnipeg firefighters were busy Friday night and Saturday morning battling three separate fires in the city. » Learn more

Arsonist sets two vehicles ablaze in Montreal suburb

An arsonist set fire to two cars and a house in the West Island suburb of Dollard-des-Ormeaux early Monday. » 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

Canadian Firefighter Career Expo

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

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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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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