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Written by Maria Church
Send us your pink pictures in support of breast-cancer awareness month! Pictured: Owen Sound Professional Fire Fighters Association

Written by Maria Church
Sept. 25, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. - Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services has appointed a new division chief of fire prevention and life safety.
Written by Maria Church
Sept. 17, 2014, Simcoe, Ont. - Three years ago, Salt Spring Island firefighter Travis Guedes championed a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness at his fire hall. The next year, the 35-year-old firefighter was diagnosed with brain cancer. Arjuna George, deputy fire chief of operations on Salt Spring Island, B.C., recalls Guedes’ passion for the cause.
Written by Maria Church
Sept. 8, 2014, Simcoe, Ont. - Breast cancer is not just a women’s issue. It is estimated that by the end of this year, about 22,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While the majority of those diagnosed will be female, men get breast cancer too.

Written by Maria Church
Middlesex County firefighters and supporters gathered on the green for the 13th and final golf tournament to raise money for muscular dystrophy. From left, Rob Damen, Bill Vandeworp, Rob Haines, Mike Hansen, Scott Turkheim, John Musser, Todd Robinson, Jeff Musser and Leslie Clark.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Jan. 16, 2014, Vaughan, Ont. – The latest class of recruits from the City of Vaughan in Ontario heard what it takes to be a successful firefighter from the city’s fire-service leaders at their graduation ceremony on Jan. 15.
Written by Laura King
For Prince Edward County Deputy Chief Rob Rutter, the motto, If you build it, they will come, rings as true as the blood, sweat and persistence that has led to expansion and full-on programming at the region’s fire training centre.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
March 6, 2013 – Tony Bavota, a deputy chief in Burlington, Ont., since 2009, has been named fire chief, succeeding Shayne Mintz, who left in April to become assistant deputy fire marshal for the fire protection services with the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal.
Written by Kamloops Fire Rescue
Oct. 25, 2012, Kamloops, B.C. – Kamloops Fire Rescue in Kamloops, B.C., will receive a new fire safety house to help teach children about fire safety. 
Written by Laura King
Aug. 14, 2012, Oakville, Ont. – With one FireFit competition remaining before the national championship in Baie-Comeau, Que., on Labour Day weekend, the frontrunners have emerged and the team from Oakville, Ont., is among those hoping to grab the top spot.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
April 26, 2012 – Manitoba MLA, Ralph Eichler, introduced a bill earlier this week that presses to have special license plates available for volunteer firefighters.

Written by Laura King
Department name/location
Comox Fire Rescue, Comox, Vancouver Island, B.C. Founded 1946.
Written by Laura King
King Fire and Emergency Services, Township of King, Ont.
Written by Stefanie Wallace
March 7, 2011 - Promises are a recurring theme in Dave Carroll’s life. As a musician, Carroll experienced one broken promise after another in a battle against United Airlines when a baggage attendant broke his guitar. As a volunteer firefighter, those broken promises led Carroll to realize the importance of the promise that he and so many other first responders make to their communities: when you call them, they will come.
Written by James Careless
Like most volunteer firefighters, Tony Ferguson wears two hats. He’s a high school teacher in Renfrew, Ont., near Ottawa. And he’s the chief medical officer for the White Lake Volunteer Fire Department who knows the challenges of volunteer recruitment and retention.
Written by Linda Hunter
Lt. Steve Adams is passionate about firefighting and his role as the instructor and volunteer co-ordinator with Langford Fire Rescue in British Columbia. When he approached Chief Bob Beckett last November with a list of concerns ranging from apparatus issues to volunteer turnout, he wanted to be part of the solution.
Written by Jesse Challoner
Imagine yourself and your crew training at the hall or maybe executing a rescue or battling a blazing fire. Is there someone among you, or in your department you turn to for expertise when you are involved in an incident? It may not be the same person every time – maybe during an operation everyone turns to you, their eyes searching for an answer or for a skill you possess.
Written by Keith Hamilton
On June 22, amateur racer Dino Crescentini, lost his life on the Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont. As a professional firefighter for 30 years, with 20 years on a heavy rescue, I wondered who makes up the safety teams that respond in professional motor sports events.
Written by Robert Lynch
St. John’s, N.L.
Written by Hilary McRoberts
Sherbooke hosts ‘best ever’ 2004 FireFit National Combat Challenge Championships
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