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Long, hot wildfire season forecasted by Natural Resources Canada

Federal wildfire researchers say most regions in Canada could be facing a long, hot, fiery summer.

New TV series “Hellfire Heroes” aired this week

Discovery’s latest original Canadian TV eight-part series “Hellfire Heroes”, follows a group of firefighters who risk their lives to serve and protect the residents of isolated areas of Alberta.

Northern Ontario forest fires prompt air quality warning

Environmental officials have issued an air quality advisory in northwestern Ontario that includes three First Nations, due to forest fires burning in the region.

Introducing SCBA Packages from Dräger – NFPA-approved and ready-to-go

As a firefighter, you put your life on the line – which is why you deserve breathing protection that is second to none.
Dräger has put together its three most requested configurations into ready-to-go packages to meet different needs and budgets. All offer unmatched safety, comfort and flexibility.
  • Premier: when only the best will do
  • Advanced: to maximize price/performance
  • Standard: for cost-conscious departments

  • Dräger can also configure an SCBA from the ground up to meet your exact needs. All components are designed and manufactured by Dräger to work together seamlessly and are backed by a 15-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. >> Learn more
    Featured News 
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    From the Editor: Lessons in learning

    Canadian Firefighter magazine editor Laura Aiken shares from our April edition information on recent studies about different ways the brain learns. Researchers are studying how we learn and coming to some surprising conclusions that may affect firefighters. When it comes to how our senses make associations with fear, such as not touching a hot stove, the studies suggest the brain’s central amygdala is the start of the aversive learning centre. » Learn more

    Dispatches: Changing the conversation

    Volunteer firefighter Jennifer Grigg says once gender inclusivity is on your radar you can’t help but question many of the old-standby-but-perhaps-outdated terms we’ve come to accept as part of the fire service culture. Check out some of the terms Jennifer says could use another look at as the world around us is changing. » Learn more
    Firehall Bookstore

    Ground Cover Fire Fighting for Structural Firefighters

    This manual is for emergency responders who encounter fast-moving fires that are commonly referred to as ground cover fires or brush fires, as opposed to forest or wildland fires.

    The information in this manual presents organized, safe, and effective responses to ground cover fires.
    Chapters include, Ground Cover Fire Behaviour, Firefighter Safety and Survival, NIMS-ICS, Strategy and Tactics, Ground Cover Engine Operations, Water Supplies and Support, Tactical Resource Support and Operations, and Fire Control Tactics >> Order now...

    Amherst blaze destroys transport trailers

    An evening cleaning trailers in a parking lot in Amherst, N.S., quickly turned dangerous after a trailer containing a pressure washer burst into flames and burned through three other transport truck trailers and a pickup truck before it could be put out. » Read more

    Brush fire south of Calgary sends man to hospital

    One man was taken to hospital by EMS following a brush fire south of Calgary Tuesday evening. » Read more

    Langley crews rescue steer from koi pond

    Firefighters in the Township of Langley faced a challenging rescue after a steer fell into a koi pond. » Read more

    NBAFC Conference

    May 25-27, 2018
    Location: Peace River, Alta.
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    BCFTOA Conference and Training Weekend

    May 25-31, 2018
    Location: Sooke, B.C.
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    AFCA Conference and Trade Show

    May 27-30, 2018
    Location: Edmonton, Alta.
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