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Alberta government providing $4.5 million for mental health of first responders

The Alberta government is boosting financial support in the hopes of mitigating post-traumatic stress injuries for firefighters, police officers, paramedics, corrections officers and emergency health-care workers.

Food truck fest a success for Sunshine Valley volunteer department

A long weekend event featuring food trucks and a vehicle extrication demonstration at Sunshine Valley provided a much-needed injection of funds to the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department in British Columbia.

Okanagan wildfire grows to 1,400 hectares

A fire in the Okanagan Valley, B.C., has grown to 1,400 hectares, and at least one home has been destroyed.
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Call to Action

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

Residential fire in Montreal leaves man in critical condition

Montreal police are investigating after a man was critically injured in a fire in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough Tuesday night. » Read more

Ten new fires sparked over 24 hours in Kamloops Fire Centre

In the past few days, the Kamloops Fire Centre in British Columbia has seen 10 new fires—eight suspected to be human-caused. Some of those fires have grown and were out of control as of Tuesday afternoon. » Read more

Man hospitalized after house fire in Torbay

One man was taken to hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation following a house fire in Torbay, N.L., Wednesday night. » 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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