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Montreal Firefighters’ Association seeks to expand list of cancers considered occupational diseases

The Montreal Firefighters Association launched an awareness campaign, asking for a significant improvement of the list of cancers recognized as occupational diseases in Quebec.

Esquimalt fire donates engine to help train First Nation departments

A donation on Tuesday will help better prepare First Nation fire departments across B.C. The Esquimalt fire department gave a Mack engine to the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society, which will use the truck to deliver and enhance fire response training.

Hamilton fire crews perform rope rescue near cemetery

In Ontario, Hamilton fire say they rescued one person during a high-angle rope rescue (HARR) on a cliff in the city’s northwest on Tuesday night.

Sooke mayor worries for firefighters in opioid crisis, despite low call numbers

Mayor of Sooke, B.C., Maja Tait, is “extremely concerned” about the impacts of the opioid overdose crisis on Sooke firefighters.
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When it comes to auto extrication and rescue as a whole, I’ve been fortunate to meet many intelligent and motivational figures that drive me to continue and share knowledge. I found myself wanting to start something bigger than just words, something that would not only bring like-minded individuals together, but continue to inspire others to step outside of their comfort zone and be the firefighter they envisioned themselves being when they first started in the job. By Chad Roberts » Learn more

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When we look at overall health and more specifically holistic wellness, there is a myriad of factors or modalities that need to come together for optimal success. The benefits of exercise are well documented with adherence and compliance being a significant variable across society and the fire fighting industry. An equally important element is mental health, which has gained significant momentum in the modern fire fighting world. We now know that stress and mental health need to be actively managed with positive and often individualized strategies. By Sean Kingswell » Read more

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In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, host and Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks to Joy MacDermid, Firewell’s scientific director and co-author of “Canadian career firefighters’ mental health impacts and priorities.” This study interviewed 39 career firefighters on how they viewed their mental health needs, experiences and resources. » Listen now

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