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April 3, 2018

Volunteers in Central Kootenay to receive remuneration

Effective immediately, hundreds of volunteer firefighters in parts of B.C.'s West Kootenay are going to begin receiving payment for training and call response. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is going to pay around 220 firefighters $15 an hour, with another 150 crew members set to join the payroll by next year.

Man sent to hospital with burns after Fort Saskatchewan fire

A man is in hospital with burns after a fire at a building near Fort Saskatchewan on Sunday afternoon. Fire rescue on scene said the man's head was injured in the fire.

Fire rips through Ottawa strip mall

Businesses at an east Ottawa strip mall are taking stock of damages and trying to determine when they'll be able to reopen after a "devastating" weekend fire.
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Tackling the interface

Jamie Coutts, fire chief of Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, shares strategies for preparing urban and wildland firefighters to handle structural protection in a look back into our 2015 wildfire archives. » Read more..
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Co-ordinated effort

Former Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King explores how crews in British Columbia manage wildfires with a mutual-aid system in a September 2017 article. » Read more...
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Early morning blaze damages St. John's home

A house in the east end of St. John's was extensively damaged by fire early Thursday morning, but police say no one was injured. » Learn more

Crews douse blaze at Vancouver brewery

Firefighters put out a small fire in the ceiling of a Vancouver brewery Saturday night. » Learn more

Livestock perish in Perth County barn fire

Firefighters with Sebringville and Milverton fire departments were battling a barn fire in Perth County early Wednesday morning. » Learn more
Fire Fighting In Canada This Week 
FFIC This Week

Cancer fatality risk doubled for firefighters, finds study

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a University of Fraser Valley study finds firefighters are twice as likely to die of cancer than an average person, Sault Ste. Marie increases minimum staff requirements following a risk assessment, and Chief Chris Harrow addresses the debate on white versus blue shirts. » Watch Video

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 29 - April 7, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FDIC International

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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