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March 31, 2016
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Fatal fire in First Nation community prompts call for inquiry

In the wake of a deadly house fire that killed six adults and three children in Pikangikum First Nation on Tuesday, the president of the Ontario Native Firefighters Society is calling for an inquest into fatal fires in Canada's indigenous communities. >> Read full article

Winnipeg first responders struggle with PTSD stigma

Some first responders in Winnipeg are paying out-of-pocket for mental-health services – months after presumptive legislation was implemented – to avoid facing a perceived stigma in the workplace. >> Read full article

Cellphone error sends New Brunwick fire truck to wrong address

A garage in Cape Egmont, P.E.I., was razed by fire after its owner's 911 call got picked up by a cell tower in neighbouring New Brunswick, where dispatchers erroneously sent firefighters to a similar address in that province. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Editor’s blog

An inquiry into seven fire fatalities – four members of one family in East Gwillimbury in 2013 and three young people in Whitby in 2012 – began this week. As Laura King writes, the evidence ought to be interesting. >> Read full article

Firefighters contain massive grass fire in Alberta

Fire crews were able to save two nearby houses from a massive grass fire near Balzac, Alta., Tuesday afternoon, but four outbuildings were destroyed by the blaze. >> Read full article

Fire TV: B.C. Coroners Service makes fire safety recommendations

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on B.C.’s Coroners Service calling for improved fire safety efforts for vulnerable families; and Montreal opting out of hosting the 2017 World Police and Fire Games. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

Fire Services Associaiton of Nova Scotia conference

April 9-10, 2016
Location: Truro, N.S. >> More Info