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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I’m from Sydney, Nova Scotia, so stories from there always pique my interest. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Fire Chief Bernie MacKinnon has had his hands with a rash of arsons, controversy over the closing of the Ashby fire station due to mold and differences of opinion over the potential location of a new fire hall. Fire stories from across the country come directly to my BlackBerry and this morning’s headline was a doozy: Police investigate after fire truck stolen and burned in Cape Breton . . . What next?

April 28, 2010
By Laura King


fire death in Toronto last night. That’s 10 this year.

I didn’t
get to see Chief Richard Marinucci of the Northville Township Fire
Michigan and national chairman of
Everyone Goes Home program in
Indianapolis last week but there’s a
story about his presentation at, and a video interview,
worth checking out.


As many
of you know, Everyone Goes Home is a U.S.-based initiative of the
Fallen Firefighers Foundation to prevent line-of-duty deaths and
injuries. There
are lots of useful resources for your department at

always entertaining Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder of the Loveland-Symmes
Fire Department
Ohio – he of
and The Secret List – speaks Saturday at the Ontario Association of Fire
conference. His topic: Not Everyone Goes Home.

of line-of-duty deaths, the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
last week that its list of fallen firefighters has surpassed the 1,000
The CFFF is asking all Canadian fire departments and associations for
names of firefighters
who have died in the line of duty since 1848. All names will be included
on the
fallen firefighter memorial, which is expected to be unveiled in
Ottawa in 2012.


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