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FFIC at Fire-Rescue Canada 2012


October 2, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

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Fire Fighting in Canada contributors Tom DeSorcy, Les Karpluk and Rob Evans
with editor Laura King at Fire-Rescue Canada. Photo by Vince MacKenzie.

 

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View from St. John's Regional Central
Station on Saturday, Sept. 22.
 St. John's Regional . . .

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Fire
Fighting in Canada
editor Laura
 King with St. John's Regional during
a
(quiet but educational!) ride-along
on Saturday, Sept. 22.
 

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 St.
John's Regional's pink truck in
support of breast cancer awareness.

This was a sneak peek in the station
on Sept. 22 before the official
launch
on Sept. 24.

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CAFC opening ceremonies at The
Rooms in St. John's on Sunday,
Sept. 23.
Winnipeg Deputy Chief Ken Stubing
at the CAFC's Fire-Rescue Canada
opening ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 23.

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Vince
MacKenzie, CAFC director and
president of the Newfoundland and
Labrador
Association of Fire Services
at the CAFC's Fire-Rescue Canada
opening
ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 23.
St. John's Regional chief and CAFC
Fire-Rescue Canada host Mike Dwyer
at the opening ceremony on Sunday,
Sept. 23.

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CAFC
first vice-president Paul
Boissonneault with directors Jim
Regimbal and
Brent Denny at the
opening ceremony on Sunday,
Sept. 23.
Outgoing
CAFC president Rob Simonds
(or, if you're a Newfoundlander, Simmons!)
opens the 2012 Fire-Rescue Canada
conference in St. John's on Sunday,
Sept. 23.

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Vince
MacKenzie brings greeting on
 behalf of the Newfoundland and
Labrador
Association of Fire Chiefs
and urges delegates to have
"a time" in St.
John's.
 Newly elected CAFC 2nd vice-president
– and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist
– Les Karpluk at the opening ceremony.

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Brampton, Ont., Deputy Chief and
OAFC 1st vice-president Matt Pegg
at the opening ceremony.
Mississauga's finest at the opening
ceremony.

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Nancy MacDonald, with opening
reception sponsor Bell, welcomes
delegates to Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.
 Scott Marks presents on the IAFF's
fire-ground survival and CBRNE/hazmat
initiative.

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Lt. Rommie Duckworth easily convinced
delegates that multi-tasking is not
 a good thing!
Calgary
Deputy Chief Len MacCharles –
one of three candidates for 2nd

vice-president – addresses delegates
to Fire-Rescue Canada.

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Delegates to Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.Second vice-president candidate Denis
Pilon of Swift Current, Sask., outlines
his platform to delegates.

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Successful candidate Les Karpluk
explains his vision of the CAFC to
delegates to Fire-Rescue Canada.
 Closing reception at the host hotel The
 Sheraton in St. John's.

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The courtyard reception at
Fire-Rescue Canada.
Trent
West, fire commissioner/executive
 director Alberta Emergency Management

Agency, addresses delegates to
Fire-Rescue Canada at the closing
banquet
on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The Canadian
Council of Fire Marshals
and Fire
Commissioners holds its conference
in conjunction with the
CAFC.

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Outgoing CAFC president Rob Simonds
at the closing banquet of Fire-Rescue
Canada 2012.
Newly elected CAFC 2nd vice-president
Les Karpluk at the closing banquet of
Fire-Resue Canada 2012.

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Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek and
Donna at the closing banquet of
Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.
Directors
Brent Denny (Nova Scotia –
Cape Breton Regional Fire) and Vince
MacKenzie (Newfoundland –
Grand Falls-Windsor)
at the closing banquet of
Fire-Rescue
Canada 2012.

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OAFC past president (Slim) Tim Beckett
and president Kevin Foster at the closing
banquet of Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.
Chiefs
Tom Bremner (Salt Spring Island,
formerly Truro, N.S.) and Donnie Parks

(Lunenburg, N.S.) at the closing banquet
of Fire-Rescue Canada 2012 –
always an
entertaining table with these two!

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Career fire chief of the year Bruce
Burrell (Calgary) at the closing banquet
of Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.
Chief
Harry Farrell from New Maryland,
N.B. receives the volunteer chief of
the
year award from Jim MacLeod of Fire
Underwriters Survey

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Retiring Kingston, Ont., Chief Harold
Tulk is honoured at the closing banquet
of Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.
Les
Karpluk, chair of the chief fire office
committee of the CAFC, prepares
to
present certificates to whose who earned
their CFO designations at
the closing
banquet of Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.

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Fire Fighting in Canada blogger/writer/photographer Rob Evans receives his CFO designation from Les Karpluk.Hope,
B.C., Fire Chief and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Tom DeSorcy
receives
his CFO designation from Les Karpluk
at the closing banquet of
Fire-Rescue
Canada.

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Fire
Chief Timothy Pley of Port Alberni,
B.C., receives his CFO designation
from
Les Karpluk at the closing banquet of
Fire-Rescue Canada.
Barrie, Ont., Deputy Chief Dave Forfar
receives his CFO designation from Les
Karpluk at Fire-Rescue Canada on Sept. 26.

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Lunenburg's Donnie Parks receives
his CFO designation from Les Karpluk
at Fire-Rescue Canada.
Edmonton Chief Ken Block receives his
CFO designation from Les Karpluk at
Fire-Rescue Canada 2012.

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Chief fire officer recipients with Les
Karpluk (back, left) at Fire-Rescue
Canada 2012.
Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Tom
DeSorcy (left) and blogger/writer/
photographer
Rob Evans after receiving their CFO
designations from FFIC columnist Les
Karpluk at Fire-Rescue Canada.

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Fire Fighting in Canada contributors
Tom DeSorcy, Les Karpluk and Rob Evans
with editor Laura King at Fire-Rescue
Canada.
Newfoundland
chiefs Todd Brophy (Conception Bay South) and Vince MacKenzie (Grand
Falls-Windsor) at the
closing banquet of Fire-Rescue Canada
in St.
John's on Sept. 26.

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Outgoing
CAFC president Rob Simonds
with longtime CAFC sponsor Don King of

SafeDesign, at the closing banquet of
 Fire-Rescue Canada in St. John's
on
Sept. 26.
 

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Tim
Beckett, past president of the OAFC
and past CAFC director, is honoured
at
the closing banquet of Fire-Rescue Canada
in St. John's on Sept. 26.
The 2012-2013 CAFC executive and
board of directors. (Photo by Rob Evans.)

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Beckett is congratulated for his service to the CAFC by outgoing president Rob Simonds. (Photo by Rob Evans.)