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Posted by web-chief on Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:23AM

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NATIONAL - April 23, 2012, Redwood Meadows, Alta. - Last week was National Volunteer Week in Canada. The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association sent out an email asking departments to track the hours that members participated in the following: fire-related activities, hall maintenance, practices, training, and fire and rescue calls.




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Arbitrator awards airport firefighters nine-per-cent raise
Posted by web-chief on Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:29PM

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OTTAWA, ON - An arbitrator has awarded 21 firefighters who work for the Ottawa International Airport Authority a pay raise of nine per cent over three years, retroactive to 2011...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Union turns up the heat on two-hatters
Posted by web-chief on Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:53AM

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TORONTO, ON - The union representing Tom Hunse wants him fired...[ read more ]

Source: The Globe and Mail (click for full story)
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Iqaluit garbage dump blaze finally out
Posted by web-chief on Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:52AM

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IQALUIT, NU - A long-smouldering dump fire in Iqaluit, dubbed the “dumpcano,” is finally out. The smoky blaze had been burning on the south side of the Nunavut capital since May...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Construction work sparks fire at Winnipeg pool
Posted by web-chief on Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:51AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution after a fire was sparked at Margaret Grant Pool in Winnipeg.

Emergency crews were called just after 10 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Pickering garage fire leaves one person dead
Posted by web-chief on Sep 17, 2014 @ 8:51AM

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PICKERING, ON - One person is dead after a garage fire broke out in Pickering Monday night.

Pickering Fire Chief John Hagg says the fire started just before 8 p.m. on Sept...[ read more ]

Source: Durhamregion.com (click for full story)
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Insider info shared at Firefighter Career Expo
Posted by web-chief on Sep 16, 2014 @ 9:36AM

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TORONTO, ON - Getting a job in the fire service is not easy, but 50 hopefuls are looking to standout after hearing tips from industry insiders at Fire Fighting in Canada’s annual career expo held in T...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Firefighters receive specialized training for free
Posted by web-chief on Sep 16, 2014 @ 9:35AM

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TORONTO, ON - For Sandy Hill, a volunteer firefighter from Nova Scotia, the opportunity to train for aircraft rescue fire fighting is rare...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Editor's blog
Posted by web-chief on Sep 16, 2014 @ 9:34AM

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OTTAWA, ON - I was skeptical about yesterday morning’s opening panel at the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs conference hosted by TSN’s Michael Landsberg, whose program Off the Record has run on th...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Three-alarm fire damages Museum of Civilization
Posted by web-chief on Sep 16, 2014 @ 7:48AM

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QUEBEC CITY, QC - Quebec City firefighters are inspecting the roof at the Museum of Civilization, after a fire broke out Monday at around 1 p.m. ET...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Nine boats destroyed in Southern Harbour fire
Posted by web-chief on Sep 16, 2014 @ 7:47AM

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SOUTHERN HARBOUR, NL - The scorched and burnt out hulls and singed debris bobbing in the cove at daylight in Southern Harbour are what is left of nine boats destroyed by fire in the early morning hour...[ read more ]

Source: The Western Star (click for full story)
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Dispatches
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 12:21PM

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PORT SEVERN, ON - I live beside a golf course and I’m always amazed by the die-hards out there playing in all kinds of weather...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Fallen firefighters remembered
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:05AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Sorrow mixed with pride Sunday as nine families and hundreds of firefighters from across Canada gathered to honour the fallen -- the latest names among nearly 1,200 now inscribed on the w...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Sun (click for full story)
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Labour board orders union to ensure response times
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:04AM

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MONTREAL, QC - Montreal’s labour relations board ordered the city’s firefighters' union and its leaders to “take all necessary measures” to ensure fires are responded to without delay...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Blaze damages Chilliwack auto shop
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:03AM

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CHILLIWACK, BC - Fire crews are investigating after a Chilliwack auto body shop was badly damaged in a fire Saturday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: CKNW AM980 (click for full story)
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Fire crews battle two blazes at St. John's home
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:02AM

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ST. JOHN'S, NL - A St. John's woman was treated for smoke inhalation Sunday afternoon, after crews tackling one fire in her home discovered there was also a second...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Fire destroys two-storey building in downtown Halifax
Posted by web-chief on Sep 15, 2014 @ 8:01AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Smoke filled the air for several hours in an area of downtown Halifax after a fire destroyed a two-storey commercial building...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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