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Alberta responds as COVID 19 calls swamping emergency medical responseJanuary 27, 2022Ontario firefighters included in expanded eligibility for COVID-19 testingJanuary 20, 2022City of Toronto reports absences among emergency services, ambulance service delaysJanuary 13, 2022Taking stock of Canada’s volunteer fire service: the national census, recruitment and retentionJanuary 6, 2022Investigation launched after Quebec firefighter dies following blazeDecember 23, 2021Sudbury’s volunteer crews grow by 64 in 2021 through recruitment driveDecember 16, 2021Port Hope firefighter brings home three medals from World Firefighter Combat Challenge ChampionshipsDecember 9, 2021Manitoba government amends workers compensation act to enhance support and benefits for firefightersDecember 2, 2021Ontario launches its first mobile live fire training unitNovember 25, 2021Nunavut saw double the amount of fires in 2020 compared to past 2 yearsNovember 18, 2021B.C. sees highest-ever number of overdoses in first 9 months of 2021November 11, 2021Drought, dry weather led to unusually hot forest fire season in OntarioNovember 4, 2021B.C. cargo ship fires may take days to put out: coast guardOctober 28, 2021Montreal mayor, fire department pay tribute to firefighter lost during rescue operationOctober 21, 2021Red Deer pilot project aiming to reduce non-emergency 911 calls workingOctober 14, 2021Fit for Duty: Getting back to the pre-pandemic youOctober 7, 2021Pickering Fire Services hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new fire station headquartersSeptember 30, 2021N.S. ‘family that could’ perished at rural getaway they had created this summerSeptember 23, 2021N.S. ‘family that could’ perished at rural getaway they had created this summerSeptember 16, 2021A study says 9/11 first responders survive cancers at higher rates. Why?September 9, 2021Striking purple chalk campaign aims to put B.C.’s toxic drug supply deaths back in spotlightSeptember 2, 2021Yukon-made sensors dropped from helicopter to collect wildfire informationAugust 26, 2021Federal government introduces action plan to protect firefighters from harmful chemicalsAugust 19, 2021Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service launches new program for prospective firefightersAugust 12, 2021Study on hypertension in U.S. firefighters points to need for increased screeningAugust 5, 2021Magnifying effect sparks highrise fire in VancouverJuly 29, 2021Study finds persistent lung damage in firefighters after 2016 Horse River wildfireJuly 22, 2021New report shows First Nations children in Ontario 86 times more like to die from a fireJuly 15, 2021Firefighters top list of Canada’s most respected professionsJuly 8, 2021Drone hampers efforts to fight B.C. wildfireJune 24, 2021Forest fire season in Canada set to get worse — along with the health implicationsJune 17, 2021Firefighter takes aim at the stigma around mental health to help others in OntarioJune 10, 2021Request for proposals could result in study recommending amalgamation of Greenwich, Wolfville fire departmentsJune 3, 2021Rainfall improves dry conditions, fire bans lifting in SaskatchewanMay 27, 2021Bruce Power to support new Brockton Regional Fire Training Centre for volunteer firefightersMay 20, 2021Alberta introduces cutting-edge wildfire technologyMay 13, 2021City of Greater Sudbury disciplines a second volunteer firefighterMay 6, 2021Calgary firefighters getting COVID shots after being left out of 2C eligibilityApril 29, 2021Kitchener council approves new deal with firefightersApril 22, 2021Calgary fire department stretched to the limit by COVID-19, says fire chiefApril 15, 2021Ontario provides Red Lake with forest fire recovery supportApril 8, 2021Regina Fire launches new safety appApril 1, 2021Toronto firefighter ordered to pay union $4 million amid allegations of misappropriation of fundsMarch 25, 2021Union wants paramedics out of fire halls, alleging threats and intimidation from firefighters: WinnipegMarch 18, 2021Canadian government launches Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness campaignMarch 11, 2021Four stations respond to industrial fire in CambridgeMarch 4, 2021New survey suggests majority of Canadians fall short on ice safety knowledgeFebruary 25, 2021ERAC’s LPG Firefighting Awareness training has been revitalized, now online and freeFebruary 18, 2021Wearable sensor can measure cortisol hormone levels: studyFebruary 11, 2021Mayor, fire chief in Calgary appear at odds over release of workplace reviewsFebruary 4, 2021Charlottetown seeing spike in kitchen firesJanuary 28, 2021New research project to explore the challenges of rural fire fightingJanuary 21, 2021Fire hall and housing co-location project a first for VancouverJanuary 14, 2021Brampton furthering its diversity and inclusion planJanuary 7, 2021Firefighter aims to improve fire safety in Indigenous communities, inspire other womenDecember 31, 2020January dedicated Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness MonthDecember 17, 2020Ottawa reports highest number of fire fatalities in 20 yearsDecember 10, 2020Program to support psychological health of firefighters expands across CanadaDecember 3, 2020Kingsville Fire Department review includes 22 recommendations following 'close call'November 26, 2020Winnipeg union sounds alarm over 'mass exodus' of fire paramedicsNovember 19, 2020Enfield fire department to stop being paid to cover part of Halifax Regional MunicipalityNovember 12, 2020Winnipeg police policy change may put firefighters and paramedics at risk of violence, leaked report findsNovember 5, 2020Sixteen firefighters returning from U.S. test positive for COVID-19October 29, 2020Alberta Health Services moving forward with centralized EMS dispatchOctober 22, 2020Charlottetown firefighters union hopes minimum staffing levels decision in Ontario leads to local changeOctober 15, 2020Kitchen fires on the rise across CanadaOctober 8, 2020Couple found dead in Jasper remembered as hardworking volunteer firefightersOctober 1, 2020Saskatoon arson count predicted to double in 2020September 24, 2020Winnipeg Fire wants drone pilot program made permanentSeptember 17, 2020‘Very high’ health risk for parts of southern British Columbia as smoke from U.S. wildfires creeps northSeptember 10, 2020Cornwall fire hall contamination a concern for unionSeptember 3, 2020COVID-19 procedural changes lead to fewer calls for Thunder Bay crewsAugust 27, 2020Alberta government providing $4.5 million for mental health of first respondersAugust 20, 2020Federal axing of Newfoundland airport fire crew based on bad data, critics sayAugust 13, 2020Peat fires, like those in Siberia, may become more common in CanadaAugust 6, 2020Fires up more than 13 per cent in TorontoJuly 30, 2020Wildfire danger rating climbing as British Columbia temperatures expected to soarJuly 23, 2020Burnaby firehalls not suited to ‘diverse workforce’: reportJuly 16, 2020BC Wildfire Service to test night-vision gogglesJuly 9, 2020Wildfires in British Columbia ‘significantly’ down over 10-year average: B.C. Wildfire ServiceJuly 2, 2020Report suggests creating permanent wildfire evacuation centre in north SaskatchewanJune 25, 2020Study to look at mental health supports for firefighters during pandemicJune 18, 2020Can forest fire suppression increase community risk?June 11, 2020Vancouver firefighters spend big at local toy stores to offset coronavirus lossesJune 4, 2020Halifax council cuts fire fighting budget by $3.5 millionMay 28, 2020New report urges immediate reform of Canada’s regulation of flame retardantsMay 21, 2020National forecasters predict volatile wildfire season for Alberta, western CanadaMay 14, 2020Ontario fire fatalities increase by 65 per centMay 7, 2020Fatal fires spike in Ottawa during COVID-19 pandemicApril 30, 2020Retired firefighter among victims of Nova Scotia shootingApril 23, 2020Toronto sees 17 per cent increase in fires during COVID-19April 16, 2020Wildfire Week: Planning for wildfire season amid the COVID-19 pandemicApril 9, 2020Calgary firefighters move to 24-hour shifts to limit exposure to COVID-19April 2, 2020Winnipeg firefighters union calls for separation of emergency servicesMarch 26, 2020CAFC: Fire departments in the age of COVID-19 and other pandemicsMarch 19, 2020Residents must stop running into burning buildings: Fire officialsMarch 12, 2020Thunder Bay, Ont., firefighters awarded wage increasesMarch 5, 2020‘There’s no preparation for tragedy’: Halifax firefighter speaks outFebruary 27, 2020‘My brain has seen enough trauma’: Man leaves firefighting to teach PTSD symptomsFebruary 20, 2020New Brunswick firefighters take electric car fire trainingFebruary 13, 2020Newfoundland community to get firefighting servicesFebruary 6, 2020Canada sends military transport plane, crew to fight Australia wildfiresJanuary 30, 2020Thunder Bay first responders proposing a $1 million increase to WSIB budget in light of rising claimsJanuary 23, 2020B.C. looks to hire specialized Alberta rappel firefightersJanuary 16, 2020Manitoba department sees increase in fires, raises concerns about fundingJanuary 9, 2020Cancer in firefighters: What needs to be done?January 2, 2020Winnipeg chief says resources are ‘severely taxed’December 19, 2019Guess who’s hiring?December 12, 2019Edmonton’s fire chief resignsDecember 5, 2019Nova Scotia PhD student to research volunteer firefighters’ mental healthNovember 28, 2019Free Local Hero Support Program launches for first respondersNovember 21, 2019Expanded WCB cancer coverage coming for Saskatchewan firefightersNovember 14, 2019Vancouver firefighters test new device that records chemical exposureNovember 7, 2019Nova Scotia announces $300,000 memorial grant for first responder familiesOctober 31, 2019BC First Responders’ Mental Health Committee holds workshopOctober 24, 2019Human rights commission dismisses gender discrimination caseOctober 17, 2019Montreal firefighter taken to hospital after three-alarm fireOctober 10, 2019New project researching toxin exposureOctober 3, 2019B.C. fire department raises $93,000 for Ride to Conquer CancerSeptember 26, 2019Charlottetown firefighters join international unionSeptember 19, 2019Memorial ride raises over $20,000 for fallen firefightersSeptember 12, 2019Ex-fire chief sentenced to nine months for fraudSeptember 5, 2019Firefighter Training Day and Firefighter Career Expo set for Sept. 28August 29, 2019County increases volunteer firefighter compensationAugust 22, 2019Ontario funds new urban search and rescue teamsAugust 15, 20193 hikers face charges after firefighter injured during rescueAugust 8, 2019Firefighters gearing up for Atlantic FireFit championshipsAugust 1, 2019Kanata fire hall closed due to unsafe working conditionsJuly 25, 2019More paid firefighters needed for third Charlottetown stationJuly 18, 2019Former Ontario fire chief pleads guilty to theftJuly 11, 2019New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast launched!July 4, 2019Calgary Fire Department could face $9 million budget cutJune 27, 2019Nova Scotia chief raises concerns over budget cutsJune 20, 2019Canadian Firefighter joins forces with FSWOJune 13, 2019Firefighters' union frustrated by lack of actionJune 6, 2019New podcast “Drones in the Fire Service” launches MondayMay 30, 2019B.C. firefighters sent to Alberta to battle wildfiresMay 23, 2019Wildfire fighters need to be aware of signs of PTSDMay 16, 2019Victoria firefighter rescues cougar from treeMay 9, 2019Alberta department recognized for serviceMay 2, 2019Crews contain fast moving grass fireApril 25, 2019Oakville Fire Auto Extrication Team selected to compete in FranceApril 18, 2019Timmins names new fire chiefApril 11, 2019North Bay firefighters ratify new collective agreementApril 4, 2019Thorold names new fire chiefMarch 28, 2019Corner Brook revises out-of-jurisdiction response policyMarch 21, 2019Corner Brook revises out-of-jurisdiction response policyMarch 14, 2019Moncton Fire Department to establish Hazmat teamMarch 7, 2019Retiring Ontario Fire Marshal thanks first respondersFebruary 21, 2019Stipends available for fire and sprinkler burn demonstrationsFebruary 14, 2019Quebec firefighters seek more support to deal with PTSDFebruary 7, 2019Quebec chiefs sound alarm over potential firefighter shortageJanuary 31, 2019Oshawa firefighters demand city take action on reportJanuary 24, 2019Firefighters say snow can cause a fire in winterJanuary 17, 2019Ontario takes steps to curb devastating barn firesJanuary 10, 2019Nonfatal injuries remain high among firefightersJanuary 3, 2019Renfrew names new fire chiefDecember 20, 2018Surveillance video catches two employees having sex in fire chief’s officeDecember 13, 2018Saskatchewan expands presumptive coverage for firefightersDecember 6, 2018Rural fire departments struggle to recruit volunteersNovember 29, 2018N.S. firefighters' association raises concerns over dispatch planNovember 22, 2018Brantford department pays tribute to veteransNovember 15, 2018Yarmouth-area departments opt out of dispatch serviceNovember 8, 2018Nearly 100 firefighter memorials stolen from Nova Scotia cemeteryNovember 1, 2018Nearly 100 firefighter memorials stolen from Nova Scotia cemeteryOctober 30, 2018Kelowna officer to help children in EthiopiaOctober 25, 2018Ontario government repeals firefighter certification regulationsOctober 18, 2018Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast launches new episodeOctober 11, 2018B.C. paramedics' union spar over enhanced firefighter medical trainingOctober 4, 2018Didsbury chief steps down after volunteer resignationsSeptember 27, 2018New stamp pays tribute to firefightersSeptember 20, 2018Winnipeg approves budget increase to help cover overtime costsSeptember 13, 2018Firefighters raise concerns about new dispatch policySeptember 6, 2018Ongoing dispute leaves community without local fire serviceAugust 2, 2018Five firefighters resign from Alberta department following investigationJuly 19, 2018Ruling says firefighting fitness test may be discriminatoryJuly 5, 2018Moncton-area fire chiefs call for regional live-fire training centreJune 21, 2018Long, hot wildfire season forecasted by Natural Resources CanadaMay 24, 2018NFPA shares stats on Canadian fire departmentsMay 10, 2018Ontario expands cancer coverage for firefightersApril 26, 2018Emergency messages on LTE networks mandatoryApril 12, 2018Kootenay volunteers will receive pay for their workApril 5, 2018Firefighters face twice the risk of cancer fatality: new studyMarch 29, 2018Join us for Wildfire Week!March 22, 2018London department has ‘culture of fear,’ says firefighterMarch 15, 2018Better fire protection for First NationsMarch 8, 2018City to pay damages after chief breaches respectful workplace policyMarch 1, 2018Toronto firefighter found in California returns homeFebruary 22, 2018Missing Toronto firefighter making arrangements to return homeFebruary 15, 2018Essex firefighters reach 4-year deal with townFebruary 8, 2018Judges rules firefighter wrongfully dismissedFebruary 1, 2018Body of Toronto firefighter pulled from Sturgeon LakeJanuary 25, 2018Mayor wants union president’s pay agreement scrappedJanuary 18, 2018Firefighter injured after planes collide January 11, 2018Firefighter injured after being dragged by carJanuary 4, 2018Trainer charged with negligence in deadly rescue exerciseDecember 21, 2017Vancouver firefighters responded to over 6,000 overdoses in 2017December 14, 2017Firefighters honoured for 100th anniversary of Halifax ExplosionDecember 7, 2017Firefighter charged with sexual assault faces new chargeNovember 30, 2017Bill 148 exemptions | Firefighter pleads guilty to arsonNovember 23, 2017Firefighter injured battling blaze | Crews fight major fireNovember 16, 2017Department issues fire warnings | Bill 148 could raise budgetNovember 9, 2017Three killed in highway crash | Crash highlights mental health risksNovember 2, 2017Grass fire prompts evacuation | Electrical fire closes bridgeOctober 26, 2017Wildfire kills Alberta volunteer | Grass fire forces evacuationsOctober 19, 2017Teenager faces arson charges | Embattled cop becomes firefighterOctober 12, 2017Crews fight massive commercial fire | City reprimands volunteersOctober 5, 2017Evacuation orders and alerts lifted | Council backs two-hattersSeptember 21, 2017Firefighters perform multiple rescues| Barrie chief moves to BramptonSeptember 7, 2017Arbitration award concerns city hall | Firefighter receives jail timeAugust 31, 2017Controlled burn probe | Wildfire destructionAugust 10, 2017Controlled burn sparks blaze | Former chief charged with fraudAugust 3, 2017State of emergency extended | Stretching from the standpipeJuly 20, 2017Evacuations in B.C. Interior | Government oversight neededJuly 13, 2017MSA to acquire Globe | More sex assault charges laidJune 29, 2017Caledon two-hatters found guilty | Council rejects firefighter grievancesJune 15, 2017B.C. firefighters containing wildfire | Holding the lineJune 8, 2017Cache Creek chief found dead | Explosion at marijuana grow opJune 1, 2017Jury recommends stop to ice-rescue training | Nova Scotia wildfiresMay 25, 2017Ice-water training inquest | Montreal firefighters reach agreementMay 18, 2017Firefighter fatality inquest | Response times below standardMay 11, 2017Winnipeg city council approves agreement | Vancouver names new fire chiefMay 4, 2017London firefighters ratify deal with city | Firefighters rescue woman from craneApril 27, 2017Fort McMurray firefighters face respiratory issues | Winnipeg to expand safety inspectionsApril 20, 2017Date set for inquest into firefighters’ deaths | Grocery store fire prompts state of emergencyApril 6, 2017Proceedings begin for firefighters charged with fraud | First Nations leaders call for inquestMarch 30, 2017Sudbury chief presents EMS optimization plan | B.C. overdose deaths decliningMarch 23, 2017B.C. firefighter receives medal of bravery | 401 chemical spillMarch 16, 2017Firefighters charged with fraud | Sudbury plans to cut volunteersMarch 2, 2017Union suspends two-hatters | Fort McMurray names new chiefFebruary 23, 2017More sex assault charges laid | New-style comfort food for the February blahsFebruary 16, 2017Firefighters question station study | Man arrested over monuments vandalizedFebruary 9, 2017Two-hatters await ruling | Chief demands government actionJanuary 26, 2017Mississauga firefighters on trial by union | Fort Mac cost hits $9.5 billionJanuary 19, 2017Chief faces more charges | Firefighter charged with break insJanuary 12, 2017Malahat chief dies suddenly | Double suicide behind house explosionJanuary 5, 2017Editor’s picks 2016December 22, 2016Chief charged with sexual assault | N.L. implements presumptive legislationDecember 15, 2016Vancouver tackles fentanyl crisis | New station opens two years after arson fireDecember 8, 2016OPFFA criticizes paramedics | New trialDecember 1, 2016Firefighter exposed to fentanyl | Editor’s blogNovember 24, 2016Wage freeze | Burn ProtocolNovember 10, 2016Firefighters face arson charges | Editor’s blogOctober 27, 2016Union denied meeting | Editor’s blogOctober 20, 2016Firefighter in recovery | Fired firefighter reinstatedOctober 13, 2016Halifax changes honorariums | Union files complaintOctober 6, 2016Abuse compensation awarded to firefighterSeptember 29, 2016Fire data gap raises funding concerns | Editor’s blogSeptember 22, 2016Arbitration complaints go public | Editor’s blogSeptember 15, 2016Fire chief, residents fear arsonists | Firefighter granted bailSeptember 8, 2016Firefighters charged with arson | Editor’s blogSeptember 1, 2016N.S. firefighting budget goes up in smoke | Union accuses councillor of conflict of interestAugust 18, 2016Firefighters petition to reinstate chief | Fire TVAugust 4, 2016Funeral to be held for Ontario firefighter | Fire TVJuly 21, 2016Fort Mac firefighters face potential health issues | Fire TVJuly 14, 2016Two people die in rooming house fire | Editor’s blogJuly 7, 2016Firefighters resign over truck dispute | Fire TVJune 23, 2016Alberta orders review of Fort McMurray fire response | Editor’s blogJune 16, 2016Inquest to examine fire training deaths | Under ControlJune 9, 2016Firefighters from abroad to join Alberta fire fight | Fire TVMay 26, 2016Premier pushes for national forest fire plan | Editor's blogMay 19, 2016Firefighters suffer burns, rescue sisters | DispatchesApril 28, 2016Firefighter facing charges following collision | Editor’s blogApril 14, 2016