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New report urges immediate reform of Canada’s regulation of flame retardants

Flame retardants routinely added to common household products are killing firefighters, putting children and pregnant women at risk and contaminating the environment while not significantly improving safety, says a new report from the University of Victoria.

Vancouver firefighters start Christmas toy shopping early to help struggling businesses

Christmas is still seven months away, but that hasn’t stopped Vancouver Firefighter Charities from spending tens of thousands of dollars on children’s toys for their annual “Toys for Kids” campaign.

Manitoba First Nations add COVID-19 to worries as wildfire season approaches

The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says she’s already worried the summer wildfire season could bring more than just smoke to her community. St. Theresa Point. Chief Marie Wood says evacuations are always nerve-racking for many who live in the community of about 4,000 people. But this year, the risk of evacuees being exposed to COVID-19, and bringing it back to the isolated First Nation, adds to the stress.
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Fit for Duty: Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race

The amount of time spent working out is not always a good measure of effort or results. Interval training combines short, high-intensity bursts of speed and effort with recovery or rest phases repeated during one exercise session. Alternating intense and light activity builds stamina and endurance, tends to burn more calories and can reduce the frequency of injury. Short rest periods during vigorous activity helps to reduce the accumulation of lactic acid pain. By Sherry Dean. » Learn more

Q&A with Fire Chief Derrick Clark: Recruitment during COVID-19

Derrick Clark, the fire chief in Oshawa, Ont., shares how the pandemic changed their recruitment, training and graduation processes for their latest group of recruits. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Learn more

Rapidly growing fire a challenge for Saskatchewan wildfire crews

Saskatchewan officials say a wind-driven wildfire over old growth forest and farmland in east-central Saskatchewan is making for a difficult battle. » Read more

Body found in search for missing boy at scene of Markham, Ont., fire

Officials say a body has been found in the search for a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since a fire tore through his family’s Markham home over the weekend. » Read more

Homes damaged after two vehicles catch fire in London, Ont.

Firefighters were quick in their efforts to put out two vehicle fires on English Street Tuesday evening in order to limit damage to neighboring homes. » Read more

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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