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March 24, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Editor’s blog
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Montreal pulls out of World Police and Fire Games

Montreal has cancelled its plans to host the 2017 World Police and Fire Games – one of the largest international multidisciplinary sporting events – following a growing union movement to boycott the games. >> Read full article

Federal budget restores funding for HUSAR

The new Liberal federal budget has committed $15.5 million over five years to restore federal funding to Canada’s heavy urban search and rescue task forces in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Manitoba. >> Read full article

Fire inspector scam resurfaces in Vancouver

A scam where thieves pose as fire extinguisher inspectors in order to get into businesses and steal valuables has resurfaced in Vancouver, according to a public warning from firefighters on Tuesday. >> Read full article

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Laura King

Editor’s blog

While Tuesday’s federal budget contains good news for first responders – including the restoration of funding for HUSAR teams – as Laura King writes, the devil may be in the details. >> Learn More…

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Canadian Firefighter moves to new website

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Maple Ridge crews to carry overdose kits

Firefighters in Maple Ridge, B.C., will be equipped to administer Narcan – an injection for someone who is suffering a fentanyl or other opiod overdose – by the end of the month. >> Read full article


Volunteer firefighter Jennifer Grigg made a big career move. The decision, she writes, has given her inner strength and self confidence. >> Read full article

Fire TV: Ruling on Quebec municipal pension plan

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on a judge’s ruling that 35 Montreal firefighters are not subject to changes to Quebec’s municipal pension plan. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

OAFC Northeastern Fire Education Conference

March 31-April 3, 2016
Location: North Bay, Ont. >> More Info

OPFFA  Dr. Eric G. Taylor spring labour education seminar

April 3-7, 2016
Location: Niagara Falls >> More Info

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association championships

April 7-17, 2016
Location: Truro, N.S. >> More Info

SVFFA spring fire school and trade show

April 8-10, 2016
Location: Balgonie, Sask. >> More Info