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April 12, 2016
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Firefighters accused of misappropriating WSIB awards

Two veteran firefighters are facing a $4-million lawsuit from the Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association, which accuses them of bilking a portion of workers’ compensation settlements from widows and families of retirees. >> Read full article

Charlottetown cuts fire training budget

The City of Charlottetown has axed nearly half of its fire department's training budget as well as cancelling the annual firefighters' ball. The fire chief insists the cuts will not compromise safety of residents. >> Read full article

RCMP suspect arsonist in Saskatchewan

Three suspicious fires have destroyed a number of old farm buildings around a central Saskatchewan community. One fire spread to a nearby field, where it took firefighters several hours to extinguish. >> Read full article

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    Laura King

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    Testimony at a coroner’s inquest into seven fire fatalities in Ontario is not only curious, it is also damning to the fire department, the province, and the system, Laura King writes, and we’re only half way through. >> Learn More…

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    North Vancouver crews receive autism-awareness training

    Firefighters with the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services are now specially trained to help people with autism spectrum disorder. The department is the second in Canada to complete autism-awareness training. >> Read full article

    First Nation loses community centre to fire

    A remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario has lost its community centre to fire. The fire broke out at the community hall in Eabametoong First Nation early Thursday morning. >> Read full article

    Fire TV: Firefighters perform cliff rescue

    Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on firefighters performing a high-angle rescue after a car plummeted off Newfoundland’s iconic Signal Hill; and Ontario passing presumptive PTSD legislation for first responders. >> Read full article

     
     Event Calendar 
     

    Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs conference and trade show

    April 14-16, 2016
    Location: North Battleford, Sask. >> More Info

    Fire Department Instructors Course - FDIC

    April 18-23, 2016
    Location: Indianapolis >> More Info

    OAFC annual conference and trade show

    April 30-May 4, 2016
    Location: Toronto >> More Info

    CFFF Ladders Up

    April 30, 2016
    Location: Toronto >> More Info