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Tax credit may not be enough for small-town fire halls
March 24, 2011, Longview, Alta. - To the legion of volunteer firefighters across the country, a new tax credit will be a welcome nod. But it probably won't help with the dwindling recruitment and dismal retention problems that are threatening small-town fire halls. The Calgary Herald reports.
Edmonton firefighters battle warehouse blaze
March 24, 2011, Edmonton - Thick smoke and the stench of burnt rubber quickly filled the area as firefighters Wednesday night battled a warehouse fire in east Edmonton. The Edmonton Journal reports.
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Editor's note: Brian Arnold, the deputy chief in Woodstock, Ont., is one of three Canadians blogging for FFIC from Indianapolis.
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Thousands expected at firefighters’ funeral
March 23, 2011, Listowel, Ont. - The number of people in the town of Listowel is expected to more than double on Thursday when thousands of emergency service personnel come to pay their respects to two fallen firefighters. The Waterloo Record reports.
Firefighters’ union may appeal firing of member
March 23, 2011, Kamloops, B.C. - The union representing a Kamloops firefighter who was fired for driving an emergency vehicle while having his licence suspended said it is waiting to speak to lawyers before proceeding with a possible appeal of the city’s decision. Bclocalnews.com reports.
New firehall talks heat up
March 23, 2011, Winnipeg - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is hoping to build a new fire and paramedic station and fire museum in the city's west end, Reid Douglas, the services deputy chief, confirmed in an interview. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
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