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May 30, 2019

New Fire Fighting in Canada podcast launches Monday

Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Scott Wilkinson, senior academy officer at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, about how the department is using unmanned aerial vehicles to augment firefighting efforts in Fire Fighting in Canada the Podcast’s upcoming episode, releasing on Monday, June 3. In the meantime listen to Fire Fighting in Canada's most recent episode titled “Cannabis Challenges in the Fire Workplace” here.

City of Sarnia names new fire chief

Sarnia, Ont.’s, next fire chief grew up in the Toronto area, but he’s very familiar with the community he’s set to begin serving. Brian Arnold, the deputy fire chief in Cambridge, Ont., will take up the post as Sarnia’s new fire chief on June 10.

Summerside fire chief announces retirement

Longtime Summerside, P.E.I., Fire Chief Jim Peters is retiring. Peters has served the community as a firefighter for 47 years and was fire chief for most of them.
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
Reducing Risk

Prevention: Reducing Risk

The City of Surrey, B.C., launched a program that forces property owners to either secure their property or pay the city to do it for them. The initiative has reduced related fires by up to two-thirds and recouped more than $853,000 from property owners. » Learn more

Officials investigating fire at Guelph scrap yard

No injuries are being reported after an overnight fire Tuesday at the Benmet Steel and Metal recycling yard in Guelph, Ont. The call came in just before 1:30 a.m. and when crews arrived they found heavy smoke and flame coming from a large pile of scrap metal found within the compound. » Read more

Yukon officials call in help with Haines Junction blaze

Yukon fire officials are calling in outside help to fight a 494-hectare fire burning near Haines Junction. » Read more

Edmonton firefighters battle three brush fires

City of Edmonton officials said the city’s warm weather made fighting three brush fires on Tuesday difficult for firefighters. » 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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