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Written by Olivia D'Orazio
June 7, 2013, Aurora, Ont. – The nine municipalities that make up York Region in Ontario teamed up to put together a junior firefighter day for 54 grade-three students, as part of the region’s fire protection strategy.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
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Hundreds of firefighters from across southern Ontario paid respects Tuesday to fallen Deputy Fire Chief Tony Lippers of Caledon at a line-of-duty death funeral. Lippers died last Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer. Firefighters marched from the local high school to the Caledon Community Complex where relatives, friends and colleagues told tales of Tony's integrity, his infectious laugh and his desire to establish a program to help families of firefighters who experience cancer. Photos by Laura King.
Written by Laura King
May 9, 2013, Toronto – Phil Eagleson, the fire chief in Saugeen Shores, Ont., has won a fellowship to attend Harvard University’s senior executives in state and local government program this summer.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
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Hundreds of firefighters from British Columbia and Alberta gathered on Sunday to pay their respects and honour the life and service of Salt Spring Island firefighter Lt. Travis Guedes. The husband and father of two died April 17 after a battle with brain cancer.
Photo by retired SSIFR firefighter Dave Bartle.

Written by Olivia D'Orazio
April 23, 2013, Carleton Place, Ont. – Eastway Emergency Vehicles said Tuesday that Gord Mills has joined the company’s sales team.
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Winnipeg-based Fort Garry Fire Trucks (FGFT) officially opened its new, $7 million, 50,000-squaret foot plant on Friday with a grand-opening celebration. FGFT has increased its workforce by about 20 per cent to 100 employees and says it is ready to meet the needs of today's fire service. Photos by Catherine Connolly.
 
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
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Deputy Fire Chief Dwayne MacIntosh of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) welcomes a group of firefighter hopefuls to the first of four BecomingAFirefighter.com Firefighter Career Expos in 2013. The event on Saturday at the GTAA's Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) was hosted by BecomingAFirefighter.com founder Kory Pearn and featured speakers Jesse Cooke of Twist Sports Conditioning in Whitby, Ont., Jason Lloyd of Firefighter Academy and GTAA Fire Chief Mike Figliola. Photos by Olivia D'Orazio.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Feb. 21, 2013 – Canadian fire-truck builder Pino Natale of Dependable Emergency Vehicles has been named Spartan Emergency Response Vehicles' (ERV) salesperson of the year.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Jan. 9, 2013 – The Fire Chiefs Association of British Columbia (FCABC) is partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to study fire-service training programs and delivery in order to develop a safer, stronger and more resilient fire service.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
pierce-100years-hires_10848195Jan. 8, 2013 – Pierce Manufacturing has launched an interactive website to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The special site features an interactive historical timeline, a 100th anniversary video, a photo contest, limited-edition merchandise and information about upcoming events.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
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More than 1,000 fire and emergency services personnel were involved in last week's mock-disaster exercise that affected the Bruce Power nuclear generating station and surrounding communities. Firefighters from the Saugeen Shores Fire Department, along with members of the Ontario Provincial Police disaster-response teams, ran several evolutions at a home that had been struck by a tornado as part of the exercise. Photos by Laura King and Catherine Connolly.
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Oct. 16, 2012, Toronto – Darch Fire Inc. and the Toronto Pearson Airport Fire Department jointly held an apparatus showcase on Oct. 12.
Written 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.

 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Participants in the Fire Fighting in Canada/Canadian Firefighter/Firehall Training
 Day 2012 after a full day of learning in auto extrication, forcible entry,
firefighter survival and residential fire at the Waterloo Region Emergency
Services Training and Research Complex. Photos by Laura King


 
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
Sept. 17, 2012, Aurora, Ont. – Fire-service icon Robert Sutphen, who died Sept. 10 at the age of 89, was a pioneer of customer service in the fire-apparatus industry.
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Photos by Laura King.
 
Written by Olivia D'Orazio
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Ladders Up volunteers and organizers celebrate the evening's success: More than $26,500 was raised for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Written by Laura King
May 16, 2012 – A volunteer fire chief in rural Saskatchewan is the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association’s (CVFSA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Written by Carey Fredericks
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The sold-out becomingafirefighter.com 2012 Career Expo in Cambridge, Ont.,
on Saturday drew prospective firefighters from across southwestern Ontario.

 
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