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Union calls for more staff firefighters in Charlottetown

The union representing staff firefighters in Charlottetown, is calling on the city to hire more. The Kent street fire hall has three staff firefighters on duty during the day and overnight. But in the evenings and on weekends—accounting for about 72 hours a week—there is only one staff firefighter on duty at Station 1.

Fire chief says it’s time to bill people for ‘moronic behaviour’ at Thetis Lake

A Victoria-area fire chief says he’s fed up with the disorderly behaviour at Thetis Lake Regional Park in British Columbia and believes it’s time to either close parts of the popular summertime recreation site or start billing people who need to be rescued due to their own bad decisions.

Chatham-Kent firefighters visit homes with safety message

When Chatham-Kent, Ont., firefighters went to check on an elderly, vulnerable woman living by herself, they didn’t just make sure she had working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. They stayed to repair a loose handrail on her stairs and fix the plug on her kettle. It was part of a proactive approach by the Chatham-Kent fire department that Chief Chris Case credits with lowering the rates of fire death and injury in the municipality.

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While you were at COVID: Fire policy advances in Ottawa

While fire departments were playing their positions during the COVID-19 crisis, policy issues impacting our sector continued to evolve at the national level. What are some of these issues and how do they affect the fire service? By Tina Saryeddine. » Read more...
Dave Balding

FireLines: Becoming versatile

The fire service, I have come to realize through the good fortune of my engagement and involvement with fire departments across Canada, is diverse yet consistent and invariably challenging. I recently assumed the role of fire chief for the Town of Nipawin, Sask. This exciting new position entailed a move from my home province of some 27 years to a place with, I’m learning, both differences and similarities. By Dave Balding. » Read more...

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Forest fire near Murray River contained

A forest fire that broke out near Murray River in Prince Edward Island on Friday afternoon is contained and crews are continuing to monitor hot spots. » Learn more

Chatham fire claims Vogue Theatre

Emergency crews remain at the scene of an early-morning fire in Chatham, N.B., that has damaged multiple buildings including Vogue Theatre. » Learn more

Thunder Bay crews respond to grain elevator fire

A fire at a south side grain elevator prompted a significant response from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue in Ontario on Sunday. » Learn more

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Canadian Firefighters Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 13 - 16, 2020
Location: Virtual
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