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August 1, 2017

MSA completes acquisition of Globe

Fire-service equipment provider MSA has completed its $215-million acquisition of gear maker Globe. MSA chairman and CEO William Lambert said Monday the transaction boosts the company's position as a leader in the North American market for firefighter personal protective equipment.

Toronto firefighters to carry naloxone kits

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced Monday the city’s firefighters will soon be equipped with naloxone kits. Since Thursday, 27 overdose cases have been reported and four people have died. Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop told City News that 2,900 firefighters will undergo medically supervised training at a cost to the department of about $40,000.

New Brunswick forest fire forces evacuation

A forest fire in northeast New Brunswick forced the evacuation of 25 people from their homes on Miscou Island Saturday. Fire prevention officer Roger Collet told The Canadian Press that the fire had spread to peat bogs, where it may smoulder and possibly re-ignite. Collet said the fire has affected an estimated 50 hectares.
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    How to train rookie firefighters

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    Aim for influence over rank in your department

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    Wildfire forces evacuation in Clinton, B.C.

    Evacuation orders were issued late Saturday evening for the Village of Clinton, which has a population of 650, as well as a number of properties north and south of the village. The nearby Elephant Hill wildfire has kept the community on evacuation alert for weeks, and is continuing to move closer to the village. » Read more...

    Prime minister thanks wildfire crews

    As fire crews push through exhaustion to keep people and buildings safe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a helicopter tour of British Columbia on Monday left him in awe of the destructive force of wildfires and impressed by the determination of firefighters battling the flames. » Read more...

    House fire kills west Toronto resident

    A 62-year-old man died after an early morning house fire in a west Toronto neighbourhood on Sunday. Approximately 40 firefighters responded to a 911 call about a fire at the three-story home at 3:30 a.m. Firefighters found the resident on the second floor, in critical condition. Toronto paramedics transported him to the hospital where he died from his injuries. » read more...

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    August 5-6, 2017
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    Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs annual conference

    August 17-20, 2017
    Location: Dawson City, Yukon
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