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New Brunswick firefighters take electric car fire training

As more electric vehicles hit the road, first responders are having to learn how to respond to car fires and the different approaches needed to safely tackle a fire in an electric vehicle.

Edmonton firefighter adds ‘ice coffin’ to rooftop campout challenge

Five firefighters will be braving the elements from the roof of a downtown fire hall for the next three nights to raise money for a good cause. The men made their way up an Edmonton Fire Rescue ladder truck Monday morning to begin the annual Rooftop Campout for muscular dystrophy. Firefighter Wesley Bauman will be taking on an extra challenge this year when he climbs into an “ice coffin” and surrounds his body with ice.

Yukon First Nations Wildfire receives $1 million funding boost

It was a big enough deal to win an Arctic Inspiration Prize — but that was just the start. Yukon First Nations Wildfire ended up leaving the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony this week with more than $1 million in new funding — $410,000 from the prize, plus an additional $622,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).
Ahead of pack

Tools of the trade: Ahead of the Pack

The self-contained breathing apparatus is undoubtedly the most important advancement in firefighting technology. Being able to breathe is essential to allow for aggressive interior fire fighting but, because SCBAs can also wear you down physically, it is important to prepare physically. By Sean Kingswell » Learn more

Extrication tips: How to build a training program

I’ve been approached too often by members of other departments, and some in my own, about where to start with an auto extrication training program. It’s way too easy and common nowadays to get a beat-up old car, a couple tools and a crew together and just start wrecking away. Cars generally aren’t free, time is money and hands on the tools is a limited experience for everyone at best. We owe it to ourselves to approach each one of these opportunities with a plan. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Family jumps from third-storey window to escape house fire

Several families are now homeless after an early morning fire ripped through a Surrey, B.C., townhouse complex on Tuesday. » Read more

Fire displaces residents at B.C. seniors care home

A fire at a seniors care home in Central Saanich, B.C., Monday night has displaced 17 seniors. » Read more

Fire destroys workshop near Walkerton, Ont.

Fire has destroyed a workshop on Highway 9 near Walkerton, Ont. The fire was spotted around 10 a.m. on Monday at a property near Sideroad 5. Crews from the Walkerton Fire Department and the South Bruce Fire Rescue’s Teeswater Station responded to the call. » Read more

Firehouse World 2020

Feb. 24-27. 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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SPF Expo 2020

March 3, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 21-26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev.
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