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Report suggests creating permanent wildfire evacuation centre in north Saskatchewan

A new report is making recommendations on how to keep families together and relieve some of the stress of northern residents who need to be evacuated from their communities due to wildfires.

Alberta sends 60 firefighters to help battle Quebec wildfires

Alberta Wildfire has sent 60 firefighters to Quebec to help wildfire operations there as a massive fire burns in the Lac-St-Jean region.

Fire Fighting in Canada ready to launch first Virtual Summit

The first Fire Fighting in Canada Virtual Summit goes live tomorrow: Friday, June 26. This free event will feature a Chief's panel, sessions on new back to basics training, mental health and will highlight the new and noteworthy in product and services. Registration open now.
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Swift Rescue

Few first responders would dispute the importance of interagency training. Agencies are incapable of working in silos. Even a routine structure fire requires the support of police, emergency medical services and utility companies, just to name a few resources. Despite the need for interagency cooperation, preparing for it is easier said than done. It can be challenging to find time and money to train our own staff, without the additional resources required to coordinate with community partners, especially when its benefits may not be realized until some point in the distant future. Still, departments rightly persevere to train together. By Reid Doyle, Dave Robb and Jeff Johnston. » Learn more

Recipe Rescue: From the quarantine kitchen

In these strange and unprecedented times of isolation and social distancing, it’s easy to see why people turn to their kitchen as a place of comfort. You can see creations from quarantine kitchens for yourself all over social media. The extra time on our hands at home has proven to be a perfect opportunity to learn some new recipes, try your hand at baking, create something new and fun for the kids to cook, or treat your pantry and refrigerator like an episode of Chopped Canada. By Patrick Mathieu. » Learn more

Man facing arson charges after setting fire in woods near Goderich, Ont.

A 29-year-old man is facing charges, including one charge of arson, after allegedly igniting a fire in a wooded area near Goderich. » Read more

Fire crews respond to report of explosion at Edmonton apartment building

One person was taken to hospital after firefighters responded to a reported explosion at a downtown Edmonton apartment building Tuesday night. » Read more

Kamloops, B.C., fire crews rescue teens from Mount Paul

Kamloops Fire and Rescue crews have a lot of experience rescuing trapped hikers from Peterson Creek. But on Sunday they had to travel to a different area to rescue some teens who were trapped on one of the faces of Mount Paul. » Read more

FFIC Virtual Summit

June 26, 2020
Location: virtual
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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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