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The latest in information as it pertains for Fire and Emergency Services

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The C-word: firefighters push for better cancer protection

Last summer, the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, declared firefighting as a Group 1 carcinogen


Long delays force fire departments to rethink new truck purchase process

Local fire departments say supply chain issues and shortages are forcing them to order new trucks and equipment well in advance, in some cases years in advance.

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Caledon fire chief says recruiting and retaining active volunteers has been 'an ongoing issue'

At present, Caledon has 242 volunteer firefighters.​ In December, a survey released by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) showed the stark realities facing Canada's 3,200 fire departments.

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Firefighter fired, captain suspended after city investigation into alleged hate crime

An Ottawa firefighter, charged for allegedly attacking the fire department's first openly non-binary firefighter, has been let go from his job, while a captain was suspended without pay for three days for failing to report the incident.


New training rules a burden for volunteer fire services, chiefs say

ire department chiefs in rural areas are asking why some of their firefighters - volunteers with day jobs who have been providing fire services for their communities for years - have to be certified...


Tesla catches fire after impaired driver crashes car in Toronto

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Ontario puts $113M in budget to emergency preparedness

A young woman is facing impaired driving charges after a Tesla she was driving crashed in downtown Toronto on Sunday. 

Community organizations and municipalities in Ontario could get a piece of $110 million in funding the province has committed over three years for emergency readiness.


$50,000 fire caused by e-bike battery

Damage is estimated at $50,000 after a residential fire in London on Sunday. Crews were called to the scene on Ridout Street early Sunday morning that temporarily displaced several people from their units.

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Ontario to expand cancer coverage for firefighters

Firefighters across Ontario who have been affected by thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer will soon be able to claim compensation for their illnesses as part of changes to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage introduced by the province this week.

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