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Ilderton Firefighters

The Ilderton Firefighters Association is comprised of active and retired Firefighters. The Association conducts fund raising though out the year and regularly donates to Muscular Dystrophy, Camp Bucko and many local community non-profit groups.
Ilderton Firefighters
Ilderton FirefightersMonday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:56am
Melrose fire on Jan.8 from the 'C' side of the structure as Strathroy TR-17 applies agent while ground crews continue efforts. The Tower was a real benefit on this tough to get at fire. Photo credit Ross Howey Photography
Ilderton Firefighters
Ilderton FirefightersSaturday, January 14th, 2017 at 1:23pm
Melrose fire on Jan.8 at Wynfield Gate southwest supply hydrant with Hi-Vol to Strathroy Fire TR-17 and a 65 to MCFD (Ilderton) Engine 6. Photo credit Ross Howey Photography
Ilderton Firefighters
Ilderton FirefightersFriday, January 13th, 2017 at 3:52pm
More from Melrose fire on Jan.8, Mutual aid from Strathroy Fire TR-17 Rosenbauer Cobra 101' Ariel platform. Photo credit Ross Howey Photography
Ilderton Firefighters
Ilderton FirefightersFriday, January 13th, 2017 at 3:50pm
Poor conditions at Melrose fire on Jan.8, 2017. A tired firefighter takes a break after 3 hours of work trying to contain the blaze. Barely visible in the back is Strathroy Fire Dept. TR-17 Tower.
Ilderton Firefighters
Ilderton FirefightersMonday, January 9th, 2017 at 10:10am
The Firefighters would like to thank the residents of Melrose for their hospitality today. Cold weather takes it's toll on us when it's snowing -10C and windy. We really appreciated the shelter, drinks or anything else you provided.

Survey: Many Firefighters Putting Love of Firefighting Above Health, Safety – Firefighters Worldwide

A recent survey of 2,400 firefighters contributes to the renewed national conversation on firefighter health and efforts to prevent line of duty deaths from cardiovascular and other health events.

This conversation is critical given that 2014 is proving to be one of the worst years for firefighters killed by stress, overexertion or heart attack. The year has already seen 57 line of duty fatalities as of August 27, with 32 of these due to stress/overexertion, and 29 of those specified as heart attack. That’s 50.9% of all LODDs this year attributed to a heart attack.

Source: Survey: Many Firefighters Putting Love of Firefighting Above Health, Safety – Firefighters Worldwide

What’s Ontario doing to stop first responder suicides? A report is coming | Globalnews.ca

TORONTO – What are government officials doing to stop first responders from killing themselves.

Well, the Ontario government has a report it’s finalizing and may be ready for release in the next few weeks – about two years after the roundtable on job-related PTSD was first announced.

TORONTO – What are government officials doing to stop first responders from killing themselves.

Well, the Ontario government has a report it’s finalizing and may be ready for release in the next few weeks – about two years after the roundtable on job-related PTSD was first announced.

Meantime, two more of Canada’s first responders have killed themselves in the last five days, bringing the total of those who’ve taken their own lives to 15 since May.

Source: What’s Ontario doing to stop first responder suicides? A report is coming | Globalnews.ca

Our First FDIC Indianapolis

FDIC Indianapolis is simply amazing…

FDIC 2014 Indiana Convention Center This post is about our first visit to FDIC Indianapolis. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a week long firefighter convention and training show in Indianapolis. I was told by plenty of other firefighters that you have to see it to believe it. I have attended some other smaller shows including Toronto so I get what it is about. You bring a bunch of firefighters to a big room and try to sell them some new trucks, gear or gizmos. This is where FDIC Indianapolis is completely different. First, it’s a week long and its big, real big, with attendance in the 32,000+ area. In fact I heard people come to visit FDIC from more than 55 countries. It’s more than a sales blitz. There is live hands on training, seminars, book signings, demonstrations and many famous people there too. When I say this I mean they are famous in the North American fire service mostly but also many are well known around the world too. You will see fire service icons like retired chiefs Alan Brunacini, Billy Goldfeder, Rick Lasky, John Salka, Bobby Halton and many others. [Read more...]