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May 2, 2019

Alberta department recognized for service

Red Deer Emergency Services in Alberta is now the only department in the world with four accreditations in fire and medical services. The department was recognized for receiving the Emergency Fire Dispatch Accredited Centre of Excellence accreditation at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 24.

Fighting fire with smarts

With back-to-back record wildfire years in B.C., Sasquatch Trail resident Denis Thompson is doing everything he can to protect his and his neighbour’s property. Thompson is setting the example for locals, joining the B.C. FireSmart initiative to co-ordinate and integrate resources across different agencies.

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast launches May 6

Associate editor Jayson Koblun spoke with Shayne Mintz, the Canadian regional director of the NFPA, about several ways the legalization of cannabis in Canada will challenge the fire industry in our latest podcast launching the first week in May. Check out some great previously released podcasts in the meantime here!
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Sean Kingswell

Tools of the Trade: Long-term fitness plan

Firefighter and personal trainer Sean Kingswell wrote in the April issue of Canadian Firefighter why firefighters should stick to long-term fitness plans. He adds that the best-laid program has no bearing if it is not being done. » Learn more
Sherry Dean

Fit for duty: How to start a workout program

Maybe you have never needed to officially work out because you were already active in a sport that kept you strong and your cardio challenged. If your ability to maintain that activity has been reduced, a physical job like fire fighting requires you to find a way to keep fit and manage a limited timeframe. Check out firefighter Sherry Dean’s article on how to start a workout program. » Learn more

Fire crews salvage paintings from gallery blaze

Fire crews helped save dozens of paintings at a pop-up gallery after a fire broke out at a rental space in Surrey, B.C., Monday. » Read more

Firefighter injured and residents displaced in Edmonton house fires

Two early morning house fires left one firefighter injured and four residents displaced in Edmonton Saturday. » Read more

Grass fire destroys three abandoned buildings

Three buildings were destroyed early Saturday in a brush fire in Strathcona County, Alta., just southeast of Edmonton. » Read more

BCFTOA Conference

May 25 to 30, 2019
Location: Nelson, B.C.
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AFCA Conference and Trade Show

May 26 to 29, 2019
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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BC Fire Expo and FCABC Education Summit

June 2 to 3 , 2019
Location: Penticton, B.C.
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OAFC FireCon

Sept. 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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