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Study finds persistent lung damage in firefighters after 2016 Horse River wildfire

Firefighters that fought the 2016 Horse River wildfire have persistent lung damage and more than double the risk of developing asthma compared to the general population, according to a study from the University of Alberta. The Edmonton Journal reports.

Forest firefighter dies after medical emergency in northwestern Ontario

A forest firefighter has died in northwestern Ontario after a medical emergency that occurred last week in the Fort Frances, Ont., area, the province’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) agency said. CBC News reports.

Ontario fire hall closed after asbestos discovery

The asbestos was found in pipe insulation, along with ceiling and floor tiles, during a routine inspection

Ontario firefighter sets fitness world record for Turkish get-ups

Chris Cox, a firefighter with the Mississauga department and volunteer in Elora, officially set the Guinness World Record for heaviest weight lifted by Turkish get-up in one hour

Cattle perish in Mirabel barn blaze

At least 200 cows are dead after a fire ignited at a farm in Mirabel, Quebec.
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Fire Prevention Week 2021 is October 3-9

This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

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Extrication tips: The evolution of steel

Something new has started to make rescuers shake their heads time and time again in modern day vehicle extrication: steel. It’s been in our cars since day one and is going nowhere but up. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

Fit for duty: Good to the core

Having a good core is not about a chiseled six-pack, it’s about having a fully performing and strong trunk section. By Sherry Dean » Learn more

From the archives: How firefighters can free themselves from entanglement

In this Back to Basics article, Mark van der Feyst looks at several techniques firefighters can use to escape if they become entangled in an number of residential hazards. » Read more

UniFirst introduces iQ Series flame-resistant workwear

The collection contains National Fire Protection Association Category 2, 2112-compliant arc-rated safety garments. » Read more

Associations and addressing the challenges of today’s fire service with OAFC president Mark MacDonald

Mark MacDonald, the fire chief for the Township of Cramahe and president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, talks with Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the challenges faced by associations during the pandemic. » Listen now

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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FSWO Virtual Training Symposium

Oct. 31 – Nov. 19, 2021
Location: Virtual
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