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COVID-19 procedural changes lead to fewer calls for Thunder Bay crews

In Ontario, a tweak made to the City of Thunder Bay’s tiered response agreement due to COVID-19 could lead to permanent changes to what kind of calls city firefighters respond to, but it’s too early to be certain, the city’s acting fire chief said.

Should the Yellowknife Fire Department still respond to fires along the Ingraham Trail?

The City of Yellowknife is proposing to stop sending staff to fight fires up the Ingraham Trail, outside of city limits, starting April 1. In a governance and priorities committee meeting Monday, city staff presented a new “level of service” plan that would drop fire calls up the trail, except in cases that pose a wildfire threat.

California governor asks Canada for help as flames continue to ravage state

California Governor Gavin Newsom requested aid from Canada and Australia firefighters on Friday, as the state struggles to contain the raging wildfires that have killed six people and forced thousands to flee from their homes.
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Front Seat

Front Seat: Discussing call performance

Watching your team jump off a truck, get to work at a hectic fire scene and bring the situation to a successful outcome is something I really enjoy as a captain. Reviewing the firefighting response immediately following a call allows for better recall and allows for more open conversations between crew members. By Jason Clark. » Learn more
Recipe Rescue

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

Fire under control in Irishtown Nature Park, says fire chief

The fire in Irishtown Nature Park in Moncton, N.B., which was out of control, has now been contained. Fire Chief Conrad Landry says two or three days of strong rain are needed to help alleviate dry conditions across New Brunswick. » Read more

Kindersley fire crews respond to combine fire

The Kindersley Fire Department in Saskatchewan was dispatched to a combine fire on Tuesday afternoon just east of Netherhill along Highway 7. » Read more

Kitchener row house fire under investigation

A massive fire has destroyed a portion of a row housing construction project in Kitchener, Ont. The damage is pegged at approximately $2 million but the cause of the fire is undetermined. » 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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