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Winnipeg firefighters union calls for separation of emergency services

Winnipeg’s firefighter union said it’s time to isolate emergency services from one another because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nova Scotia firefighters won’t respond to many medical calls during COVID-19

Firefighters across the province will no longer attend most medical calls amid the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving some rural Nova Scotians facing the potential of a longer wait in a health emergency.

British Columbia firefighters wearing extra gear to respond to possible COVID-19 calls

Port Moody Fire Rescue in B.C. is just one of many emergency response teams taking no chances with possible COVID-19 medical calls. When a distress call comes in from someone with flu-like symptoms, firefighters go through a new procedure.
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Psychological Safety

Between alarms: Building Psychological Safety

Psychological safety has become a buzz word of sorts, but what is it really? And why is it so important to obtaining excellence and building strong, high performing teams? This column will provide some valuable insight on how we can improve our fire service’s psychological safety and improve our organizations greatly. By Arjuna George » Learn more

Recipe rescue: The power of salt

When I first started cooking at the firehouse, the only place you would ever see salt is in a shaker at the dinner table. Generations of families grew up with salt and pepper shakers at the table and that’s how you added salt to food. Unfortunately, all this does is make food salty. Oh, how far we have come as we now know, to become a better chef, simply learn how to master the use of salt! Salt is the single most important ingredient in any dish. It has a greater impact on flavour than any other ingredient. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more

Winnipeg apartment fire displaces 10 people

Winnipeg firefighters had to rescue people from a burning West End apartment building after a fire broke out Tuesday morning. » Read more

South Okanagan fire department unable to respond to medical calls due to lack of equipment

A small fire department in the South Okanagan says it won’t be responding to medical-related calls due to a lack of personal protective equipment. The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department, located east of Osoyoos, made the announcement in an open letter via social media on Tuesday. » Read more

Six Nations says firefighter tested negative for COVID-19, chief still in isolation

The Elected Council for Six Nations of the Grand River is sharing its relief after a firefighter tested negative for COVID-19 — but the community’s fire chief is still in isolation, awaiting results of his own test. » Read more

Northeastern Fire Education Conference - cancelled

March 27 - 29, 2020
Location: Huntsville, Ont.
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FDIC International - postponed

April 20 – 25, 2020
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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