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MFCA 2011

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Fire chiefs and officers watch the aerial rise for a group photo at the Maritime Association of Fire Chiefs conference in Fredericton, N.B., July 17-20.  

July 27, 2011
By Fire Fighting in Canada

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Parade to the memorial service through the streets of beautiful downtown Fredericton. The Sunday evening memorial parade through the host city is an MFCA tradition.


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Fire officers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador during the MFCA parade to the memorial service in Fredericton. All ranks of firefighters and officers participated in the annual parade to the MFCA memorial service.

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Networking on the parade route! En route to Christ Church Catherdal in Fredericton.

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Maritimers Chief Jody Price of Oromocto and Fred Kennedy, with the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association.    Group shot!

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Speaker David Scott entertained delegates to the 97th annual MFCA conference in Fredericton. Delegates were riveted to speaker David Scott's entertaining presentation.

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 The crowd reacts to motivational speaker David Scott's Irish lilt and sense of humour.  Dulse, anyone?

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Irish-Newfoundland-Maritime band Bottoms Up! MFCA trade show 2011.

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MFCA trade show 2011. MFCA trade show 2011.

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MFCA trade show 2011. MFCA trade show 2011.

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MFCA trade show 2011. MFCA trade show 2011.

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The Fire Fighting in Canada team – sales manager Catherine Connolly (left), Firehall Bookstore manager Becky Atkinson and editor Laura King, outside the Nova Scotia Firefighter's School mobile burn unit. The Fire Fighting in Canada team inside the Nova Scotia Firefighter's School mobile burn unit!

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 Truck guys! Training day at Fredericton's training centre at Two Nations Crossing, Station 2.

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Fredericton training officer Kim Murdoch outlines the plan for the day, including product demos and training exercises, for delegates to the 97th annual MFCA conference. Petzl Canada's rep explains the day's procedures for technical rope rescue.

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Brent Soland, regional sales manager with Genesis Canada, demos extrication gear during a training session the MFCA conference in Fredericton. Petzl Canada demo.

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Firefighter Elaine Young of Blanford, N.S., tests extrication tools. Petzl demos.

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An MFCA delegate waiting to participate in extrication training. Fredericton training officer Kim Murdoch, who ran the day's exercises.

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Extrication training and demos. Extrication training and demos.

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Petzl self-rescue and rope rescue training and demos. Petzl self-rescue and rope rescue training and demos.

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The burn room at Fredericton's Two Nations Crossing, Station 2, training centre. TIC training at Fredericton's Two Nations Crossing, Station 2,  training centre.

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Fredericton Fire Department's burn room control panel. Inside the burn room at Fredericton's Two Nations Crossing, Station 2, training centre.


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Checking temperatures in the burn room. Watching water rescue training.

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Two of Halifax fire's finest! Fredericton Fire Chief Philip Toole at the closing banquet.

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MFCA president Neville Wheaton at the closing banquet. Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Chief and MFCA second vice-president Vince MacKenzie serenades MFCA president Neville Wheaton on his birthday with a delightful rendition of "Happy Birthday Mr. President."

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MFCA president Neville Wheaton accepts birthday wishes! The 2011-2012 MFCA executive.

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Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King outlines the magazine's initiatives and goals during the MFCA closing banquet. Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King, on behalf of publisher Martin McAnulty, presents a cheque to MFCA president Neville Wheaton (whose stature increased dramatically for the photo).

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MFCA executive 2011-2012 MFCA executive and directors.