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‘Very high’ health risk for parts of southern British Columbia as smoke from U.S. wildfires creeps north

Environment Canada has issued air quality advisories for most of southern British Columbia, including Metro Vancouver, as smoke from raging wildfires in Washington state drifted north Tuesday, turning clear blue skies into a murky, orange-coloured haze.

Some fire fighting compounds may be harmful to aquatic life

Water additives commonly used to help firefighters extinguish flames vary greatly in their toxicity, with some products potentially causing serious damage to aquatic plants and fish, a new University of Guelph study suggests.

Ontario cancels 2020 mock emergency exercises

The Ontario government announced that municipalities will not be required to conduct their annual mock emergency exercise this year.
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The indispensable halligan

Learn how to apply certain principles when using a halligan to ensure effectiveness on the fire ground. With plenty of halligans on the market, understanding these slight differences will allow you to choose a tool based on individual preferences. By Nathan Pocock. » Learn more
Discussing call performance

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

Kingsville Fire boat capsizes during rescue mission, stranding firefighters

A call to rescue three Americans whose boat overturned in Lake Erie Monday became a rescue mission for the firefighters themselves after the department’s boat capsized, leaving Kingsville, Ont., firefighters stranded in the water for two hours and with mild hypothermia. » Read more

Family escapes early morning house fire in Edmonton

An early morning fire forced residents to flee and heavily damaged an Edmonton duplex on Wednesday. » Read more

Fire in Sackville forces tenants from their homes

A fire in Sackville, N.B., on Tuesday night has displaced tenants, including university students, from a building in the downtown core. » 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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