About Us

View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@

Regina Fire launches new safety app

In a typical year, Regina Fire and Protective Services presents approximately 400 public fire prevention education sessions to the community, but because of the pandemic, it had to come up with some new ways to get the message across. CTV News reports.

Dr. Will Brooks of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation awarded Meritorious Service Decoration

Dr. Will Brooks of Lunenburg has been awarded a Meritorious Service Decoration for his involvement in founding the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a charity created to honour and remember firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Expanded online delivery model allows for more flexibility, accessibility for ACP students across B.C.

The strong demand for Advanced Care Paramedics (ACPs) in British Columbia is being met with the help of changes that are making the ACP program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) more flexible and accessible for students.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Firehall Bookstore

Newest Edition includes Navigate Advantage Access

The third edition of Fire Protection Systems meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate’s (Core) course Fire Protection Systems (C0288).

It provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the design and operation of various types of fire protection systems, including fire alarm and detection systems, automatic fire sprinkler systems, special hazard fire protection systems, smoke control and management systems, and security and emergency response systems.

  •  An emphasis on testing and inspection
  •  Updated model code overview
  •  Case Studies
  •  Full-color photos and illustrations presented in a larger trim size

» Order your copy now

Cover Story: Training Connections

For every situation you encounter in your career, you bring to it the learning and experiences from your past. You need to train the way that you respond in real life, and that means not isolating training to the technical skills you need for one specific type of response, but instead looking at each situation holistically.

This is where we need to ask ourselves, what have we learned from our training in ice rescue, fire, high angle rescue, psychological first aid, emergency medical responder training? How can we apply these to the situation we are currently facing? By Steve Piluso
» Learn more

Front Seat: Observing subtle dangers

A good situation report (sit-rep) from the first arriving apparatus officer can set the tone for how well a scene plays out. It is not the deciding factor for the outcome of a situation, but it is the starting point for incoming units to hear what the big picture looks like and what the first-in officer’s game plan is. The observations and decisions don’t stop with the initial size-up and our observation skills as officers should be always on. By Jason Clark » Learn more

Chatham-Kent house fire causes $500,000 in damage

A structure fire at a home in Chatham-Kent has resulted in damages pegged at $500,000. The cause of the blaze, which happened Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. at a home on Base Road, has been deemed accidental by Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services. CBC News reports. » Read more

Firefighters eye hot spots after ‘massive’ fire at London truck centre

In Ontario, fire and emergency crews remained at the scene of a “massive” fire at a truck centre in south London into Monday evening, stamping out stubborn hot spots. More than three dozen London firefighters responded at about 3:15 p.m. Monday to battle the blaze at the Flying M Truck Service centre, the London fire department said. The London Free Press reports. » Read more

Outpouring of generosity follows theft from Woodridge fire hall

The residents in RM of Piney, Man., are in awe of the generosity that has followed a brutal theft from one of their fire halls last week. The overnight disappearance of saws, generators, and extrication tools from the Woodridge Fire Hall last Wednesday originally caused immense frustration but, according to Fire Chief Bill Stowe, those feelings have since given way to gratefulness. Steinbach Online reports. » Read more

BCFTOA H.O.T. Weekend and Educational Conference

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

FDIC International

Aug. 2-7, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, IN
» Read more