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Rescue Reborn

When it comes to auto extrication and rescue as a whole, I’ve been fortunate to meet many intelligent and motivational figures that drive me to continue and share knowledge. I found myself wanting to start something bigger than just words, something that would not only bring like-minded individuals together, but continue to inspire others to step outside of their comfort zone and be the firefighter they envisioned themselves being when they first started in the job. By Chad Roberts

Deploying multiple thermal imagers

In its simplest role on the fireground, the thermal imager (TI) is about improving efficiency. Increased efficiency and safety of the individual firefighter and the company as a whole is always a priority. Completing specific functional tasks as part of the overall plan to save lives and mitigate property damage is what fire fighting is all about. By Manfred Kihn

Heart health

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated cases of cardiovascular disease by disrupting much-needed care, screening and research, shows a report released in October by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (Heart & Stroke). Considering that NFPA research shows that sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of on-duty deaths among firefighters, this new research from the foundation is troubling. By Julie Fitz-Gerald

Back to Basics: Firefighter survival — the hang and drop

Firefighter survival tactics are evasive, and should be considered risky when employing them. They are reserved for last ditch efforts when facing a life and death situation. A firefighter who is trapped with flashover impending or already occurred needs to escape the situation and environment as quickly as possible — by any means necessary. By Mark van der Feyst
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Fire Investigator, Third Edition from IFSTA

Fire investigation is the compilation and analysis of information related to fire and explosions, usually to determine the origin and cause of a fire. To be successful, fire investigators must rely on scientific principles and research to reach their conclusions.

The content in this edition of Fire Investigator has been reorganized to better meet the needs of readers and includes several new photos and illustrations. Additionally, this edition contains updated information regarding scene documentation and a heavier focus on investigation processes and the scientific method.

>> Now available at Firehall Bookstore, order now!

Well Being: Vitamin D — a second look at the science

Have you ever asked your medical doctor to run a 25 hydroxy vitamin D blood panel? I highly recommend you do as the science on vitamin D3 and health is very convincing. Everyone should be taking vitamin D3, but there is a “however.” Before you self-prescribe vitamin D3 you should continue reading. Here is a quick lesson, vitamin D and vitamin D3 is the same, we all talk about taking vitamin D, but a quick trip to your local health food store you find out the vitamin D supplement you are looking for is called vitamin D3, the active form that your body needs. These terms are interchangeable. The vitamin D blood test you want your medical doctor to run is called the 23 hydroxy vitamin D or 25 vitamin D for short. In this article when we talk about vitamin D and vitamin D3 we are talking about the same thing. By Elias Markou » Read more...

Fire Fighting in Canada Virtual Summit

February 24, 2022
Location: Virtual
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

May 10, 2022
Location: Universal EventSpace, Vaughan, ON
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FDIC International

April 25-30, 2022
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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