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More MFCA musings


More MFCA musings
Photos and more from last week's Maritime Fire Chiefs Association conference in our editor's blog.

July 13, 2010 
By Laura King

July 14, 2010 – The
galling story of a thief in Windsor, Ont., who is stealing brass fittings from
apartment building fire hoses is even more astounding than the theft of
belongings from volunteer firefighters’ vehicles in Bayfield, Ont. – while they
were responding to a call.

Windsor police say that in the last six
months more than 125 fittings have disappeared, presumably sold for scrap

Makes you
wonder what’s next.

You can
read the
Windsor story here and the Bayfield story here.


As promised,
some photos below from the Maritime Association of Fire Chiefs conference last
week in lovely
Yarmouth, N.S. Congrats, again, to Lynn Seeley
and the Yarmouth County Mutual Aid Association for a fabulous week!

from the conference, the seafood was, of course, amazing. But I had to wonder
about the lobster poutine on the menu at a local restaurant that was deemed
spectacular by one N.S. firefighter. Sure, it’s unique and enticing but, to my
mind, why ruin good lobster?

Most Canadian fire chiefs associations have longstanding traditions. The MFCA parade to the Sunday evening memorial service is a moving and formal affair. Outgoing MFCA president Bernie Turpin (centre) enjoys the
evening stroll. 


The always dapper Fred Kennedy of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association after the memorial service.  


MFCA 2009-2010 executive members Jim Haley, Noel Palmer, Fred LeBlanc, Vince MacKenzie, Bernie Turpin, Greg Partrirdge, Allan Duchesne and Dave Burnet.  


CAFC President Bruce Burrell addresses MFAC delegates Monday morning with conference chair and Yarmouth platoon chief Lynn Seeley and outgoing MFCA president Bernie Turpin.  


The 2010-2011 MFCA core executive sergeant at arms Charles Kavanaugh (chief, Grand Falls, N.B.), second vice president Vince MacKenzie (chief, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.), first vice president Allan Duchesne (Halifax Regional) and President Neville Wheaton (chief, Corner Brook, N.L.)  


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