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The annual OAFC send-off banquet was more special for us than usual –
editor Laura King was honoured with the OAFC President’s Award,
recognizing her hard work in bringing the myriad issues that are front and
centre for the Ontario fire service to light. Photo by Alan Hooper.


 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Tim Beckett, president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs,
pauses while OAFC first vice-president Kevin Foster lays a wreath
during the annual Ontario Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial ceremony
at Queen's Park Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of firefighters attended
the ceremony to honour those who have died in the line of duty or
from work-related illnesses. Twenty-four names were added to the
monument. The monument now has 553 names etched in stone to
remember those who have given their lives for the citizens of Ontario.
Photo by John Riddell.

 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Former Fire Chief Gilles La Madeleine (right), CFO of the Beloeil Fire Service in Quebec, accepts the award of Full-time Fire Chief of the Year from Jim MacLeod (left), of Fire Underwriters' Survey, at the closing ceremonies of CAFC 2011 Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Charles Boyte (not pictured), CFO, Fire Chief of Pender Island Fire Rescue in British Columbia, was named Canada's Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. Photo by Tim Beckett.
Click below for more photos from Calgary.

 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Winnipeg firefighter Jay Shaw, a regular contributor to Fire Fighting in Canada, was in New York City for the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Jay and his travel companions, Winnipeg firefighter Phil Kennedy and Calgary firefighter Darren Tomczak, toured the city, visited fire halls, met dozens of Canadians firefighters in New York to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters lost on 9-11, and had experiences they will never forget. Read Jay’s blog on our home page.
 
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Firefighters Speak Up, March 27, 2010. Click here for more photos.
 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Sept. 27-30, 2009, Winnipeg, Man. Click here for more photos.
 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Fallen firefighters Kenneth Rae and Raymond Walter from the
North Perth Fire Department in Listowel, Ont., were remembered
Thursday as heroes who devoted their lives to their families, their
communities and the fire service.
Click here for more photos.

 
Written by Carey Fredericks
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Winnipeg firefighter Jay Shaw, a regular contributor to Fire Fighting in Canada, was in New York City for the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Jay and his travel companions, Winnipeg firefighter Phil Kennedy and Calgary firefighter Darren Tomczak, toured the city, visited fire halls, met dozens of Canadians firefighters in New York to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters lost on 9-11, and had experiences they will never forget. Read Jay’s blog on our home page.
 
Written by Fire Fighting in Canada
 
From Sunday's memorial march through the streets of Fredericton to the hands-on training and the closing banquet, our MFCA video highlights activities and events from the 97th annual Maritime chiefs conference.
 
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.  
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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 Stefanie Croley
 
Highlights from the FDIC Atlantic firefighter training weekend, June 3-5, 2011, at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. Visit www.fdic-atlantic.ca for more information on this annual fire department information conference, sponsored in part by Fire Fighting in Canada, Firehall.com and the Firehall Bookstore.

 
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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
April 1, 2011 – More than 5,000 fire and life safety professionals are expected to attend the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s 2011 Conference & Expo, held from Sunday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 15, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Written by Cole Hersee
Jan. 3, 2011, Boston, Ma. – Cole Hersee Company has been acquired by Littelfuse, Inc. of Chicago. The combined company says it will be well positioned to better serve OEMs and aftermarket customers in the heavy vehicle sector.
Written by W.S. Darley
Dec. 22, 2010 – W.S. Darley & Company was selected winner of the annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Award (in the medium-sized business category), sponsored by Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center.
Written by NFPA
Dec. 6, 2010, United States – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced the creation of a Fire Service Technical Panel to assist with the organization’s development of a safety training program to help emergency responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the road.
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