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April 14, 2016
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Firefighter facing charges following collision

A firefighter for the City of Cambridge in Ontario is facing a charge of careless driving after the fire truck he was driving hit an SUV early Tuesday morning. >> Read full article

Chief, firefighters disagree on budget cuts

Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald is adamant that the safety of firefighters and city residents won’t be threatened despite a major cut in the department’s training budget. Members of his department are not so sure. >> Read full article

Paramedics question firefighters’ use of naloxone

The union representing ambulance paramedics in British Columbia is questioning the provincial government’s decision to allow Vancouver and Surrey firefighters to administer a life-saving drug for overdose victims. >> Read full article

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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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Boy rescued after falling 20 feet into creek

Firefighters with the Hamilton Fire Department used a rope system to rescue a 12-year-old boy who slipped into fast-moving water at Spencer Creek in Dundas, Ont., Wednesday afternoon. >> Read full article

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

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 for the Foundation

April 30, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info