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BC Wildfire Service to test night-vision goggles

On Sunday, BC Wildfire announced that it will be conducting trials of night-vision goggles near Penticton on Monday and Tuesday to potentially assist with possible night-time fire fighting operations.

North Bay, Ont., chief raises concerns about dry fire conditions

There are a total of 25 active forest fires across the northeast region, with six new fires discovered by mid-afternoon on July 5, of these, five remain not under control. But Jason Whiteley, North Bay’s Fire Chief is more concerned with the future with dry conditions forecasted for the region.

Oshawa, Ont., firefighters hand out masks, soap to residents

Oshawa fire fighters are playing their part by handing out facemasks and soap to residents to help fight COVID-19. Fire fighters could be found at 245 King St. W. recently, after teaming up with GlobalMedic, a Canadian charity which provides short-term, rapid response when there are disasters both in Canada and abroad.
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A call to action

Presently, fire service organizations face a great call to action with regards to the pressing need to evolve our emergency service model to address Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). One of the most complex to address is that of the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concerning Indigenous peoples. By Thomas Keaney. » Learn more

Extrication Tips: Exposing the weaknesses, Part 2

Despite all the adjustments as result of the pandemic, what doesn’t have to change is the level of competency and effort we put towards making ourselves better every day and every shift. Training and researching new topics with our respective crews has become the new norm. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to get closer with your respective crews. By Chad Roberts. » Learn more

Officials probe suspicious fire in Deroche, B.C.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in the small community of Deroche. The blaze broke out on a property on Taylor Road near Soam Road, where Mission RCMP officers and members of the North Fraser Fire Department were dispatched Tuesday. » Read more

Chatham-Kent, Ont., crews battle pair of blazes

Chatham-Kent Fire battled two blazes back-to-back Tuesday, one of which resulted in a firefighter being transported to hospital. » Read more

Emergency crews rescue injured man from Ontario’s Mackenzie River

Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services (SFES) are warning about the dangers of cliff jumping after a 25-year-old man was injured at the MacKenzie River, near Thunder Bay, Ont. » Read more

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 14 - 15, 2020
Location: Virtual
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