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Trainer’s Corner: Teaching not only what went right, but what went wrong

In this edition of Trainer’s Corner, I’d like to share an exercise that may prove valuable for you and your crew. For this exercise, you will need a roof ladder with adjustable hooks (a picture of one will do if you don’t have access to one), a flip board (or large pieces of paper), a marker, paper and pens or pencils for each member. By Ed Brouwer

NFPA Impact: A fire chief’s role in sprinkler education

I am a recently retired deputy chief from Ottawa, and before Shayne Mintz, I was the NFPA Canadian regional director. In retirement, I became chair of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) in Canada to help chief fire officials understand what they can do to encourage home buyers, builders, and municipal leaders to embrace residential fire sprinklers. Those who understand the benefits of home fire sprinklers need to shed greater light on these essential life-saving systems to prevent injuries, fatalities, and property loss. By Sean Tracey

Back to Basics: The auto ex 360

Normally there are columns written by other authors that focus just on vehicle extrication and all the tactics that go with it. We are not starting a series on this, nor trying to steal their thunder, but rather we are going to look at one basic aspect of vehicle extrication calls. By Mark van der Feyst
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So You Want to be a Firefighter, Eh?

A one-stop-shop of comprehensive content and information, this firefighter training book will help you navigate the fire department hiring and recruitment process and manage your fire service career.
This book is also for professional firefighters. It includes comprehensive content to manage your fire service career over the long term.
You won’t need any other book to be a firefighter in Canada!

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Extrication Tips: Often overlooked

With more information available online and through working with our crew mates, we have to be careful not to overlook the simple things. And with spring upon us, I thought it would be great to finally touch on one of the most overlooked and misunderstood things in the auto ex world — tool maintenance. By Chad Roberts » Read more...

Thermal imaging and volunteers

The volunteer sector makes up the majority of firefighters in North America. Many volunteer firefighters receive no remuneration while others receive a small stipend for the number of hours they put in. Some volunteer fire departments train once a week, some bi-weekly and some only train once a month (only 12 times a year, if the firefighters makes all 12 training sessions taking into consideration work, vacation, sickness, and family matters). By Manfred Kihn » Read more...

Fire Prevention Week

October 3-9
Location: Virtual
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