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Burnaby firehalls not suited to ‘diverse workforce’: report

If the City of Burnaby, B.C., hopes to attract more women and transgender firefighters to the ranks of the Burnaby fire department, it’s going to have to do something about the living quarters and washroom facilities at most of its stations, according to a recent report.

Calgary Fire Department going virtual with new fire education plan

Calgary’s virtual reality fire pilot will be the first of its kind in Canada. The Virtual Reality Fire and Life Safety Education Pilot will be a life-like opportunity for citizens and communities to learn and understand how a fire situation could be managed.

Labrador forest fire crews hope weather provides relief from active fires

After a weekend battling some forest fires and keeping an eye on others, crews in Labrador are hoping wetter weather will bring relief in the battle against five fires burning in the region.
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Tools of the trade: Command of the chain

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Sherry Dean

Fit for duty: Working without equipment

Nearly every aspect of our lives has been impacted by COVID-19. Workouts are no different. With facilities closed and equipment restrictions in stations, we were left with few options to maintain fitness and health. The impact of a second wave of this pandemic is a real consideration for each of us. Having a plan to keep fit will reduce the mounting stress of adapting to the restrictions. By Sherry Dean. » Learn more

Homicide charges laid after bodies found in Langley house fire

Charges have been laid for a Langley, B.C., house fire last month in which three people were found dead. » Read more

Electrical fire causes $50,000 in damage to London school

An overnight electrical fire on the roof of Ealing Public School in London, Ont., has caused thousands of dollars in damage to the building. » Read more

RCMP investigating arson, criminal negligence after three bodies found in British Columbia motel fire

A motel fire in Prince George, B.C. that ended with the discovery of three bodies inside was deliberately set, RCMP say. » 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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