The Langford BC Fire Department is looking for connections to help Chief Ghulam Hazrat, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 suicide bombing in Kandahar and requires further treatment to save his life. Hazrat took part in training in Langford in 2008.
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The International Association of Fire Fighters is overseeing a union trail in which four Ontario professional firefighters have been charged with misconduct for also joining volunteer fire departments.Ontario is one of two provinces that does not have legislation protecting a firefighter's right to volunteer.
Jasper's fire chief, Greg Van Tighem, has raised more than $370,000 for MS over the past decade by undertaking solo, unassisted cycling trips across North America. He recently received the Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal, awarded to Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honour to the country, for his efforts.
In recognition of his longstanding dedication to public service and public safety, the Justice Institute of British Columbia will confer an honourary Doctor of Laws degree upon Stephen Gamble, the Township of Langley's Fire Chief. Gamble has spent 38 years in the fire service, starting as a volunteer firefighter, and last year received the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Full-time Fire Chief of the Year award.
The Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund, established in 1978 has donated $2,000,000 to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for research into the use of stem cells in the treatment of burns.
Six Miami firefighters have been dismissed after an incident in which a noose was hung over a black colleague's family photo and lewd images were drawn on a picture of his wife.
Montreal Fire Department has been without a chief since September of last year. In the last year the department has also lost both deputy chiefs, an assistant director and about twelve division and batallion chiefs. Labour strife, budget cuts and impending retirements add to the challenges that will be faced by the new chief.
Rob Patterson, chief of the Malahat Volunteer Fire Department for 19 years, died suddenly on January 2nd. Patterson, who attended the scene of many fatal crashes on BC's Malahat, was an outspoken advocate for improved traffic safety measures on the notorious stretch of road.
Robson Fire Department, which recently held its sixth annual Boot Drive to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, has been named "Fire Department of the Year" by Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Tom Cartwright of Port Colborne, Ontario has been named Ontario Fire Chief of the Year. Since a tragic multiple death fire in 2016 Chief Colborne has been an advocate for the need for fire departments to take a more proactive approach to fire safety and prevention.
The City of Vernon has been ordered to reinstate two fire department employees who were caught on video engaging in sexual activity in the fire chief's office and subsequenty dismissed.
The owner of a hotel in The Pas and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries are suing the town's volunteer fire department and the town after the Town Centre Hotel was completely destroyed by fire.
New Brunswick's Association of Fire Chiefs wants to know where the funds raised under provincial legislation for the Fire Marshall's Office are actually going.