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May 23, 2019

B.C. firefighters sent to Alberta to battle wildfires

The B.C. Wildfire Service, responding to a request for assistance, is deploying personnel to Alberta, where crews are battling a raging wildfire that has displaced thousands.

Winds aid crews battling fire near High Level, Alta.

Fire officials say winds continue to be favourable as crews battle a large wildfire burning a few kilometres from a northern Alberta town.

Huge tanker plane arrives in Whitehorse to help train firefighters

It's a big plane — and hopes are, it will help put out Yukon wildfires. The Lockheed L-188 Electra arrived to the Whitehorse Airtanker Base last week from Alberta, to help train and prepare Yukon firefighters for the wildfire season.
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Extrication tips: The basics of air bags

In firefighter Chad Roberts latest Extrication Tips column he touches base on the basics of air bags that will hopefully help and guide firefighters in the right direction when training and using air bags in the field. » Learn more
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Tim-bits: Regular training important to firefighters

Firefighter Tim Llewellyn wrote in his latest Tim-bits column that numerous fire department-related articles and speakers have echoed the notion that in order for career and volunteer firefigters to be as proficient as possible in duties as firefighters, we must participate in some type of regular, realistic training or practice. » Learn more

Garbage fire forces evacuation of Montreal hotel

A hotel in Montreal hotel had to be evacuated early Tuesday after smoke infiltrated every floor of the building. Montreal firefighters believe the fire was deliberately set. » Read more

Toronto firefighters rescue man and woman from Scarborough Bluffs

Toronto Fire says a man and woman were safely rescued from the Scarborough Bluffs on Monday night. » Read more

Winnipeg crews battle trio of weekend blazes

Winnipeg firefighters had a busy Friday night and early Saturday morning with three fires across the city. » Read more

BC Fire Expo and FCABC Education Summit

June 2 to 3 , 2019
Location: Penticton, B.C.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire-Rescue Med

June 5 to June 8, 2019
Location: Henderson, Nev.
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OAFC FireCon

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