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London, Ont., council to consider fire department cost-recovery program

London homeowners, or their insurance companies, could soon start receiving bills from a collection agency every time the fire department responds to an emergency at their home.

2020 OAFC Labour Relations Seminar a success

In late January, fire service leaders and human resource professionals from across Canada gathered at the annual Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar in Toronto. Attendees heard from legal experts, chief fire officers, and a variety of inspirational speakers. Presenters provided insight, up-to-date knowledge, and guidance on a wide range of labour relations topics that currently impact the fire service.

JIBC to recognize B.C. fire chief with honorary degree

Tim Armstrong, fire chief for the City of New Westminster, B.C., is being recognized for his contributions to public safety in Canada and internationally. The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present Armstrong with a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa.
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Fire Safety

In 1918, a 356-page report titled “Fire Waste in Canada” was published by the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association to generate interest in and find a solution to the problem of fire waste in Canada. A review of this report – written by J. Grove Smith and presented to the Attorney General of Canada – reveals that despite many changes over the last century, many conclusions remain true. By Len Garis » Read more...
Cancer in firefighters

Cancer in firefighters

This three-part series is a call to action and retrospective on firefighters and cancer through the eyes of an oncologist. Part 1 in our series looks at the modern statistical picture before delving into the history of firefighters and the dangers they faced. Part 2 will focus on medicine and disease in ancient firefighters. Part 3 will take us back to the present and look ahead to what needs to be done to change the increased risk of cancer that firefighters face. By Dr. Kenneth Kunz » Read more...

Peterborough, Ont., department to host fundraiser for mental health

The Peterborough Fire Department in Ontario is hosting a fundraiser for mental health this March. » Learn more

Toronto firefighters flush toxic gas from Etobicoke sewers

Explosive levels of toxic gas in the sewers resulted in temporary evacuation of households near Finch Avenue and Albion Road on Thursday afternoon, authorities say. » Learn more

Suspicious fire forces evacuation of B.C. high school

Around 350 students and staff at Chemainus Secondary School, located about 80 kilometres north of Victoria, B.C., were safely evacuated around 9 a.m. Thursday morning, after a fire erupted in a second-floor student bathroom. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

A changing fire service

Join us for a conversation with Judy Unsworth, the deputy fire chief of operations for the town of Strathmore, Alta. Unsworth is the 2019 Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer Chief of the Year. She speaks candidly with Hope, B.C., Chief Tom DeSorcy about her experiences, including building a fire department from scratch. Unsworth also shares her thoughts on diversity and changing demographics in the fire service alongside what’s happening with the mental health conversation in Alberta. Tune in for a great perspective on the evolving nature of the fire service from an award winning chief. » Listen now

Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

March 3, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 24 - March 26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Canadian Championship

March 26 – April 4, 2020
Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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