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New research project to explore the challenges of rural fire fighting

The challenges facing rural fire fighting and how to best navigate those will be the subject of an upcoming research project via collaboration between the Marine Institute and the Newfoundland and Labrador fire commissioner’s office.

Sudbury firefighters told to self-isolate after a member tests positive for COVID-19

At least one member of Ontario’s Greater Sudbury Fire Services tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The fire department’s chief Joseph Nicholls confirmed that one of his members tested positive for COVID-19 and that a number of other members of the fire department were required to stay home and self-isolate as a result.

Calgary fire chief acknowledges culture of racism within fire halls

Calgary fire Chief Steve Dongworth called reports of racism in his fire halls “concerning” and says problem employees are difficult to deal with because they’re “very clever” and “very subtle” in how they operate.
Basement window exits

How-to feature: Basement window exits

Here are techniques for a successful self-rescue from basements that are partially underground. By Nathan Pocock » Learn more
Perfect pasta

Recipe Rescue: Perfect pasta

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile, simple and undeniably delicious dish than pasta. No matter the occasion, number of eaters, age of those eaters, time available to prepare, day of the week or budget, pasta always seems to come through in the crunch. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more

Saskatoon Fire Department paramedics ready, willing to help with vaccine rollout

Some members of the Saskatoon Fire Department may soon have a new task ahead of them: administering the COVID-19 vaccine. » Read more

Former Grand Forks firefighter suing department, city over alleged conspiracy, constructed dismissal

A former Grand Forks firefighter is seeking damages from the city, four previous colleagues at Grand Forks Fire/Rescue and a woman with ties to city first-responders, according to a notice of civil claim filed in Kelowna’s Supreme Court of British Columbia Friday, Jan. 8. » Read more

New fund to help Nova Scotia firefighters in need

A new charity in Nova Scotia was formed to help the province’s firefighters cope with the unexpected. » Read more

IAFF 55th Convention

Jan. 25-28, 2021
Location: Virtual
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BCFTOA H.O.T. Weekend and Educational Conference

May 14 – 20, 2021
Location: Parksville, B.C.
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