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Request for proposals could result in study recommending amalgamation of Greenwich, Wolfville fire departments

A consultant’s study could recommend the consolidation of two eastern Kings County fire departments in Nova Scotia, but the proposal wouldn’t be binding. Kings County and town of Wolfville have partnered to complete a review of fire services in Greenwich and Wolfville. SaltWire reports.

Local fire services getting rare opportunity for in-residence training

Weyburn Fire Services in Saskatchewan will be busy doing some in-residence training on Wednesday and Thursday evening at a residential location that will soon be torn down. Discover Weyburn reports.

New online PTSD intervention to support couples

A research team at the department of psychology at Ryerson University has developed a free intervention called Couple HOPES for military members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones.
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From the Editor: First impressions

Your April edition of Canadian Firefighter magazine has arrived, and with it, the hint of warmer temperatures to come and glimpses of green in the smatterings of crocus shoots peeking up through the softening earth. The first sights of spring make for a good time to consider how important our first impressions really are. By Laura Aiken. » Learn more

Psychological PPE: The Sandwich Effect

Since there are three types of stressors that can affect firefighters directly —organizational, operational and personal — I would like to propose a theory that may help to explain in part why firefighters may struggle mentally and emotionally. It’s called the Sandwich Effect and it looks deeper at the impact stressors from the top (organizational) and from the bottom (personal) that render firefighters even more vulnerable to the stressors of the job (operational). By James R. Rychard. » Learn more

Residents renew calls for better fire protection after landfill fire near Penticton

Residents living near the Campbell Mountain landfill northeast of Penticton in British Columbia are renewing calls for increased fire protection after a major inferno enveloped the skies in thick black smoke on Sunday. Global News reports. » Read more

Charlottetown crews respond to hotel fire

Charlottetown firefighters responded to a fire at Canada’s Best Value Inn on Capital Drive Tuesday evening. CBC News reports. » Read more

One dead following overnight fire in Milton

One person has died following a fatal overnight fire at a Milton townhome complex in Ontario. Emergency crews were called to a six-unit row townhouse in the area of Steeles Avenue West and Peru Road at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Toronto Star reports. » Read more

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