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North Battleford approves new contract with firefighters

The City of North Battleford, Sask., has approved a new collective agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1756. The four-year contract, from Jan., 2019 to Dec., 2022, includes a two per cent wage increase for each of the first three years, and a 1.8 per cent increase for the fourth year for a first-class firefighter.

How to get three million people immunized: chief hopes to have it ‘pegged’

Emergency operations chief Matthew Pegg has to figure out how to get three million people immunized. Twice. The work has already begun, with a search for venues in the four corners of the city, near public transit, where thousands of people a day can be immunized for COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available, all being well, in early 2021.

St. John’s firefighters’ union worried budget cuts will affect safety

Ninety minutes after firefighters in St. John’s found out budget cuts would take one of their two ladder trucks off the road; the department used both trucks to respond to separate fire calls. That’s according to Craig Smith, president of the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters, and a firefighter with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department.

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Calling all recruits

Calling all recruits

Departments across Canada are focusing on diversity and inclusion while navigating recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cover story of our December edition features career, volunteer and composite department recruitment tactics. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Read more...
Preparing your community for evacuation

Preparing your community for evacuation

To understand what motivates people to evacuate, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) surveyed affected residents. Their analysis of the responses identified key factors at play and uncovered an unexpected phenomenon, wherein smoke appeared to lower peoples’ sense of danger. By Jonathan Griffin. » Read more...

House fire displaces four in Coldbrook

Four people have been displaced following a house fire on Sunday morning in Coldbrook, N.S. The Canadian Red Cross said the fire was reported shortly after 4 a.m. at a residence on Princess Drive. » Learn more

Suspicious fire destroys barn near Guelph

Ontario Provincial Police in Wellington County say a fire that destroyed a barn just north of Guelph on Sunday is considered suspicious. OPP officers and the Guelph Fire Department both responded to a report of a barn fire shortly after 7 p.m. » Learn more

Two people sent to hospital, dog rescued from house fire in Winnipeg

Two people were sent to hospital and a dog was rescued after a house fire Sunday night near Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. » Learn more

Firehouse Expo

Dec. 8 - 9, 2020
Location: Virtual
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FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

Jan. 18 – 21, 2021
Location: St. Pete Beach, Fla
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Northeastern Fire Education Conference

March 26 – 28, 2021
Location: Huntsville, Ont. (COVID-19 restrictions pending)
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