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Fire fatalities across Ontario increase by 65 per cent

Since January 1, fire fatalities across Ontario increased by 65 per cent compared to the same time last year, with 17 people dying in fires in March alone.

B.C. Wildfire Service app to provide real-time fire season information

The B.C. Wildfire Service is launching its new wildfire app, aimed at providing consistent, accurate and timely information about wildfires when they occur.

City of Prince Albert, Sask., firefighters ratify new contract

After working for more than a year under an expired contract, Prince Albert’s firefighters have agreed to a new deal. The new agreement will see firefighters receive a 6.81 per cent wage increase over three years.
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Front Seat: Fixing a problem and providing a service

If your department is like mine, about 65 to 75 per cent of calls fall into the medical assist category that get dropped down from ambulance dispatch. These are calls that can be serious in nature when you think of the ‘vital signs absent’ calls. Most of the time, these calls tend to be those of generally unwell, shortness of breath or medic alerts. So, for the majority of these calls, we are providing a service. By Jason Clark » Learn more

Q&A: Mark Healey, BC Wildfire Service

Mark Healey is a certified planning section chief for one of the six BCWS incident management teams. He has been in the service for 26 seasons and has worked as a planning section chief for over a decade. By Brieanna Charlebois » Learn more

Langley, B.C., firefighters tackle church fire

Firefighters saved a Langley church from being destroyed in an early morning fire on Tuesday. Firefighters received a call about a fire at 5:17 a.m. at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church said deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson. » Read more

Neighbouring Laval, Que., business destroyed in commercial blaze

A commercial building in Laval that housed two businesses was reduced to ashes by a fire that broke out late Tuesday evening. One of the businesses in the building was Laval’s Soouund Club and Lounge, which was badly damaged by a fire in March 2017. » Read more

Burnaby, B.C., firefighters deliver hampers to struggling families

As many families struggle financially due to COVID-19, with some not being able to put food on the table, firefighters are trying to help out one hamper at a time. This week alone, 160 firefighters will be donating more than 500 care packages to those in need. » Read more

FDIC International – rescheduled

Dates to be announced
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Aerial Firefighting Conference – rescheduled

October 20, 2020
Location: Abbotsford, BC
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Interschutz – rescheduled

June 14-19, 2021
Location: Hannover, Germany
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