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HazSim, Hazmat Nation raise money for firefighter cancer

More than 200 hazmat professionals attended the fifth annual Hazmat Nation networking event last week in Baltimore in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ hazmat conference. Hazmat Nation and HazSim used the event to raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

B.C. government giving $25M in new funding for wildfire risk protection

To reduce wildfires in higher-risk communities, the B.C. government is providing $25 million in new funding to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC).

Around 100 firefighters respond to industrial propane tank explosion in Etobicoke

A fire spokesperson says crews responded around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to reports of a natural gas fire at an industrial rental supply business on Racine Road, in Etobicoke, Ont.

N.W.T. may have an ‘average’ wildfire season, says environment department

There have been more wildfires so far this year compared to the 10-year average in the Northwest Territories, but the season will likely shape up to be average, says Richard Olsen, manager of fire operations with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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Recipe Rescue: Why recipes fail

Surely you can find and follow a recipe that sounds good to you. There is a recipe out there for everyone. Name a cuisine, any ingredient, any skill level and you will be able to find endless examples and recipes in cookbooks and online. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more

Front Seat: Managing conflict

The more time I spent in the fire service, the more often I found officers starting to trust in my abilities and have me take the lead under their direct supervision. As we were pulling up to a fire or a collision scene with certain captains, we would exchange ideas and initial action plans before we would go to work trying to fix someone’s problem. By Jason Clark » Learn more
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NFPA announces 100th Anniversary Fire Prevention Week™ Theme

Fire Prevention Week™ 2022 is October 9th-15th! This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires by developing and practicing a home escape plan.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

New FPW item will be available as of July 28th from Firehall Bookstore.

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Dispatches: The wheels on the bus

Burnout: we’re all familiar with the term and many of us have experienced working ourselves to the point of exhaustion. It happens when we’re trying to do it all while simultaneously ignoring the subtle signs our body is sending to indicate that we’re about to crash. By Jennifer Grigg » Read more

3 tools for stress

For firefighters whose work environment is characterized by unpredictable schedules, events, and emergencies as well as erratic sleep and eating patterns, the effects of stress are significant. Stress leaves people vulnerable to negative physical, mental, and behavioral issues. Worse, too much stress causes the immune system to shut down. By James Rychard » Read more

In conversation with John McKearney

John McKearney, the fire chief in Whistler and president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, looks back on his time in the fire service, reflecting on the importance of paid-on-call firefighters working alongside careers, moving from the Vancouver department to a resort municipality, changing risks and vulnerabilities in small towns versus big cities, and the need for a national strategy on the interface threat of wildfires and flooding. » Listen now

Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference

July 7-9
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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FireCon 2022

Sept. 8-10
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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Fire-Rescue Canada 2022

Sept. 11-14
Location: Ottawa
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