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Wildfire danger rating climbing as British Columbia temperatures expected to soar

As temperatures in the Interior soar into the low-to-mid-30s over the next several days, the BC Wildfire Service warns the fire danger is climbing too.

Winnipeg home razed by fire may be linked to Portage la Prairie homicide: RCMP

The death of a man whose body was found dumped in Portage la Prairie, Man., may be connected to a home that burned down in Winnipeg’s North End just days before the grisly find last month, RCMP now say.

New mutual aid agreement for Cowichan Valley

Fire departments across the Cowichan Valley region of British Columbia have entered into a mutual aid agreement that ensures all Cowichan communities have back-up emergency response assistance. The Cowichan Valley Fire Department Regional Mutual Aid Agreement creates a no-charge reciprocal system of emergency response and assistance available to all 17 local fire departments throughout the region and represents the first time a single regional agreement has been established.
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A call to action

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

We left off last article with multiple different options on defeating some of the more difficult scenarios we often face in relation to cutter placement, areas of greater strength and removing doors with handheld tools. This article will focus more specifically on new car technology, their ultra-high strength steels (UHSS) and how we can truly maximize some of our tool potential. By Chad Roberts. » Learn more

Nanaimo Fire rope team rescues dog from crevice

Joey the Australian shepherd and his owner are breathing sighs of relief after the dog was saved by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue technical rope rescue team in British Columbia Tuesday afternoon. » Read more

Businesses evacuated after World War II explosives brought in to Mississauga fire hall

Businesses in Mississauga, Ont., were briefly evacuated on Monday afternoon after three Second World War military-grade explosive devices were brought into a fire station near Toronto Pearson Airport for disposal and were determined to be live. » Read more

Saskatoon crews rescue man from South Saskatchewan River

The Saskatoon Fire Department’s water rescue team saved a man’s life Sunday afternoon after rescuing him from the South Saskatchewan River. Fire crews were called to the University Bridge just before 3 p.m. when they received a report of a person in distress. » Read more

Canadian Firefighter Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 13 - 16, 2020
Location: Virtual
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EMS World Expo

September 14 - 18, 2020
Location: Virtual
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