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National forecasters predict volatile wildfire season for Alberta, western Canada

Canada’s national wildfire forecasters predict Alberta will experience an average May followed by a far more combustible rest of summer. Natural Resources Canada released a series of wildfire forecasts for May to September earlier this month, sketching out areas of concern as the last of the snow melts and the landscape dries.

New Canadian designed device customized from firefighter mask could ease demand for invasive ventilators

Researchers out of London, Ont., collaborating with General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), have designed a new device that could help ease the demand for invasive ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new device is customized from a firefighter mask using 3D printing and can be attached to any CPAP or BiPAP machine.

Confusion over cruiser, vest, led RCMP to open fire at Nova Scotia firehall

Confusion over a parked police cruiser and someone wearing a safety vest led two RCMP officers to start shooting at a person at a central Nova Scotia firehall during the manhunt for the gunman in last month’s mass shooting, sources confirmed to CBC.
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Recipe Rescue: Lightening up your recipes

Changing seasons provide a great opportunity to switch up what we are cooking in the kitchen. As we leave the cold of winter behind and shift into spring, I want to leave the dishes of winter behind as well. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more
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Extrication Tips: Exposing the weakness – Part 1

The constant innovation and technological changes within the automotive industry always challenge us, so we must study and learn from manufacturers in order to truly identify weaknesses that we can use to our advantage. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Apartment fire in Oromocto, N.B., that displaced 40 people deemed an accident: officials

An apartment fire that has temporarily displaced more than 40 people in Oromocto, N.B., has been deemed an accident, fire officials told Global News on Thursday. » Read more

Saskatoon crews rescue man from Riverbank

Firefighters were called to the South Saskatchewan Riverbank on Tuesday afternoon to rescue a man who needed help. At around 4:50 p.m., a retired firefighter saw a man near the Broadway Bridge who seemed to be in distress. » Read more

Explosion, fire damage at B.C. pellet plant

Neighbours were jolted awake early Monday morning at the sound of an explosion and fire at an industrial plant in the North Okanagan. » 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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