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November 5, 2019

Toronto firefighter in intensive care after falling from burning building

A captain with Toronto Fire Services remains in hospital in critical condition after he and another firefighter fell from the roof of a vacant downtown building where a three-alarm blaze broke out early Saturday morning.

Nova Scotia announces $300,000 memorial grant for first responder families

Nova Scotia families of first responders who die as a result of their duties can receive a $300,000 memorial grant to recognize their loved one's sacrifice and service.

London fire official placed on leave amid investigation

London’s Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt has been placed on leave pending a code of conduct investigation.
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Feature: Digging deeper

Psychologists Judy Moench and Ceri Moore take a look at recent research on depression in volunteer firefighters. » Read more...

Leadership forum: Social media followers don’t make a leader

We live in an increasingly connected world where influence is often viewed through the lens of social media engagement. Matt Pegg, Toronto’s fire chief, discusses the value of face to face conversation. » Read more...
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Winnipeg crews battle five blazes on Halloween night

Firefighters in Winnipeg were kept busy Thursday night into Friday morning, responding to five separate structure fires. » Learn more

Weekend fire at mobile home park spreads to multiple units

Calgary fire crews responded to reports of a fire at a mobile home park in Forest Lawn, Alta., at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, said Batt. Chief Alistair Robin. Upon their arrival at the Oasis Mobile Home Park, fire crews found two mobile homes fully enveloped by flames and another two that had also caught fire. » Learn more

Truck crash sparks propane tank fire

A truck driver suffered serious burns and thousands of people were without power in Ottawa Thursday morning after a large truck flipped and set off a large fire. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

The power of a story

A great story told well can make the difference between a lesson learnt or a lesson lost. Fire service leaders who share stories effectively can make a big impact with their personnel. Tom DeSorcy, the fire chief in Hope B.C., talks with storytelling expert Paul Smith about how to choose the right kind of story to achieve your goals and then tell it best. » Listen now

IAFC VCOS Symposium in the Sun

November 14 to November 17, 2019
Location: Clearwater, Fla.
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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs 2019 AGM

November 19 to November 21, 2020
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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FDSOA Fire Apparatus, Safety and Maintenance Conference

January 13 to January 15, 2020
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
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