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Written by Denis Pilon
The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) has a new constitution and bylaws.
Written by John-Paul Cody-Cox
This year’s CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada conference was aptly named Taking care of business. Ours is an industry that is on 24/7, experiencing challenges as broad as they are complicated.
Written by Laura King
April 3, 2014, Toronto – The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) is standardizing and streamlining the candidate testing process for career firefighters to make it more accessible and affordable for prospective recruits and less onerous for municipal fire departments.
Written by Rob Evans
The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is proud to say that it has become a trusted advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office on issues involving the Canadian fire service.
Written by Laura King
Editor Laura King sat down with newly installed OAFC president Matt Pegg in the spring to talk about issues, challenges and changes. Pegg, the former deputy chief in Brampton, Ont., is now a deputy chief with Toronto Fire Services.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
March 28, 2013 – Fire chiefs in British Columbia have expanded their fire-prevention program with a donation of 4,000 smoke alarms. The donation by Super Save Group, a consortium of British Columbia companies that range from shredding services to propane distribution, targets seniors.
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs president Steve Gamble address members and MPs in the Speaker's lounge on Parliament Hill following the CAFC's government relations week, during which fire chiefs from across the country met with MPs, ministers and bureaucrats to educate them about fire-serivce issues including fire prevention and protection on First Nations, residential sprinklers and securing an additional 10 megahertz of the 700 MHz spectrum for first responders. Photos by Rob Evans and Laura King
 
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Feb. 13, 2013, Ottawa – The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs has named a new executive director who has a background in consulting and managing national organizations.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Nov. 15, 2012, Toronto – The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) has named Richard Boyes as its new executive director, just four months after Boyes was hired as the association’s chief operating officer.
Written by Fire Fighting In Canada
Editor’s note: Stephen Gamble, the fire chief for the Towship of Langley, B.C.
Written by Martin Sunderland
Kitchen fires continue to be a major concern.
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
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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.  
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
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The Ontario contingent at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services conference in Gander June 17-20 with NLAFS  president Vince MacKenzie (second from left): Kitchener Fire Chief, OAFC president and FFIC columnist Tim Beckett, FFIC editor Laura King, and Woodstock firefighter and FFIC/CFF columnist Mark van der Feyst.  
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
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The Nova Scotia Firefighters School's mobile burn unit was a hit at FDIC Atlantic.
 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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The 59th annual Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs conference and trade show wrapped up Wednesday evening in Toronto. The OAFC festivities began with the annual Fire Fighting in Canada golf tournament on Friday, April 29, carrying on a tradition of fun and camaraderie. Scroll down to see photos of Wednesday evening's closing banquet, the educational seminars, the trade show and the golf tournament. Click on the images to see the photos at full size. Photos by Laura King and Stefanie Wallace.
 
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs President Tim Beckett talks about the OAFC's recent seminar on the 24-hour shift and ongoing research into shift work and sleep patterns.
Written by Laura King
Saint John Fire Chief Rob Simonds is the new president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. FFIC editor Laura King sat down with Simonds in Saint John, N.B., in September following the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs conference to discuss next steps for the CAFC.
Written by Karin Mark
When faced with a large and complex challenge it’s easy to find an excuse to ignore it.
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