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Bruce Power to support new Brockton Regional Fire Training Centre for volunteer firefighters

The municipality of Brockton in Ontario and Bruce Power are teaming up to offer training to local volunteer firefighters through the new Brockton Regional Fire Training Centre. Some of the courses the fire training centre will offer involve a live fire aspect, which Bruce Power will support through the use of Bruce Power Fire Training Facility.

Blind River Fire Department gets $5,400 to train volunteers

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has donated $5,400 to the Blind River Fire Department in a bid to provide improved firefighter training. The funding will purchase training videos and modules, inspection cameras, digital workstations, and hard-copy literature. Elliot Lake Today reports.

Successful burn experiment shows high efficacy of fire-resistant wood

A recent field test in Alberta showed that BarrierTek-treated wood structures do not allow fire to leave the point of origin, dramatically reducing fire damage and posing no threat to the surrounding community or any adjacent buildings.
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A holistic approach

Emergency response agencies continue to provide important services in virtually every community in this country. This is a good thing, but our response capabilities should not distract us from improving in our delivery of proactive public safety. To view our services holistically, and conduct ourselves accordingly, will be providing measurable benefit for everyone in our communities. By Ryan Youngson. » Learn more

Rural water supply

Part 1 of this article ran in the January edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine and gave insight into why we need to apply specific flow rates, and how it is beneficial to our operations, our safety and ultimately our customers. Going beyond the why and into the how, this article provides some ideas for tactics that are already being commonly used to obtain a water supply in areas without pressurized municipal hydrant systems. By Joey Cherpin. » Learn more

Water bombers called in to help with wildfire near Breezy Point, Man.

Water bombers have been called in to assist with a wildfire burning near Breezy Point in Manitoba. An official with the rural municipality of St. Clements tells CTV News the fire is burning on Crown land, which is adjacent St. Clemens. CTV News reports. » Read more

Fire heavily damages restaurant in Kensington, P.E.I.

The Go Fish Eatery in the town of Kensington in Prince Edward Island was heavily damaged by fire Sunday morning and is likely beyond repair, says the town’s police chief. Chief Lewis Sutherland says a passerby noticed the fire at about 5:30 a.m. and called 911. CBC News reports. » Read more

Chilliwack firefighters extinguish dumpster blaze

A roll-off garbage bin behind Ruth and Naomi’s Mission building was the source of a fire Sunday at noon. Fire crews were dispatched from all over the city of Chilliwack in British Columbia, as the bin that was on fire was very close to the mission, which houses and feeds the city’s underprivileged. The Chilliwack Progress reports. » Read more

Firehouse Expo

Sept. 14 - 18, 2021
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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EMS World Expo

Oct. 4-8, 2021
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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June 20 - June 25, 2022
Location: Hanover, Germany
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