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Premier pushes for national forest fire plan

With this year being the earliest fire season on record in British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark is calling on the federal government to come up with a national forest firefighting strategy to pool resources. >> Read full article

Fort McMurray evacuees could be allowed back soon

The Alberta government says people from the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe. >> Read full article

Researcher tracking health of firefighters in Fort McMurray

A University of Alberta researcher is taking blood, urine and breath samples of firefighters as they return from Fort McMurray to study long-term health effects. >> Read full article

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Canadian firefighters will soon have access to training to deal with alternatively fuelled vehicles. Except, as Laura King writes, those in Ontario, where there’s no money for the program. >> Learn More…

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Fire TV: Firefighters save 90 per cent of Fort McMurray

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on the aftermath of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire, editor Laura King has details from the Northern HEAT conference in Alberta, and Fire Chief David Sparling shares best practices for keeping firefighters safe while responding to pig barn fires. >> Learn More


Community housing fire claims woman's life

A 45-year-old woman is dead and a police officer who tried to save her is in hospital after a fire at a community housing building in northwest Toronto. >> Read full article

Ontario firefighters burn barn for research

Three months after a barn fire in Puslinch, Ont., killed 43 racehorses and cost millions in damages, the community witnessed another burn – but this time it was for research. >> Read full article

Concerns raised over Saskatchewan wildfire budget

Saskatchewan provincial opposition leader, Trent Wotherspoon, says despite tinder-dry conditions, the provincial wildfire budget has fallen by nearly half, from $102 million in 2009-2010 to $56 million in 2015-2016. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

ACSIQ annual meeting

May 21-24, 2016
Location: Gatineau, Que. >> More Info

IAFC Fire-Rescue Med

May 21-25, 2016
Location: Henderson, Nev. >> More Info

New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs conference

May 27-29, 2016
Location: Bathurst, N.B. >> More Info

Alberta Fire Chiefs Association annual conference and trade show

May 29-June 1, 2016
Location: Calgary >> More Info