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City policy a catalyst in Mississauga fire department COVID-19 outbreak: union

The head of the Mississauga Fire Fighters Association says that corporate policies, staffing shortages and infrastructure needs have played a role in the spread of COVID-19 in the fire department.

Naramata Fire Department names new fire chief

Naramata has a new fire chief to start the new year. The Naramata Volunteer Fire Department in British Columbia will now be headed up by former Penticton Fire Department deputy chief Dennis Smith.

Regional District of Nanaimo forms fire services advisory committee

Rural fire departments and volunteer firefighters will have a place at the table after the formation of a Regional District of Nanaimo committee.
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Drawn By Fire 2021 Calendar

Paul Combs, a 23-year veteran firefighter and award-winning illustrator, has created a wall calendar for 2021!

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Tom DeSorcy

Volunteer Vision: The year that was, the year that will be

Wow, there was so much to look forward to. The year 2020 was to be the year of a clear vision; the year of clarity with our sights set on the horizon ahead. At least that was among the themes discussed at our last conference committee meeting. So much for that. This was the year that the virtual conference came into play and gave us a bit of an opportunity to connect and learn but honestly, it just wasn’t the same. By Tom DeSorcy » Read more...
Gord Schreiner

StopBad: Don’t burnout, turn it around!

Today’s firefighters face so many challenges. Stress is coming at us from every angle both internally and externally and we need to remember that we cannot help others unless we help ourselves too. By Gord Schreiner » Read more...

House fire in Midland deemed arson

A house fire near downtown Midland, Ont., was deliberately set. Southern Georgian Bay OPP Const. Aaron Coulter said investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, who attended the scene, have determined the fire that destroyed the home at 409 Elizabeth St. was arson. » Learn more

One person found dead after Toronto house fire

One person is dead following a fire inside a residence in Toronto’s Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood. Fire crews and police responded to a two-alarm house fire at Clovelly and Glenholme avenues. » Learn more

Toronto hotel fire sends one person to hospital with critical injuries

A transgender woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a fire at a hotel in downtown Toronto early on Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the Victoria Hotel at 56 Yonge Street, between Wellington and Colborne streets, at 4:23 a.m. Tuesday for a blaze that eventually reached two alarms. » Learn more

FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

Jan. 18 – 21, 2021
Location: St. Pete Beach, Fla
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OAFC Labour Relations Seminar

Jan. 19 – 21, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia Conference

March 26 – 27, 2021
Location: Truro, N.S.
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