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Vancouver firefighters union adds to calls for more government support in wake of machete attack

Vancouver firefighters are the latest group to call for more government investment in mental health and addiction support in the wake of last weekend’s machete attack that sent four people to hospital.

IAFF leaders boldly move to fund cancer research

Delegates and alternates unanimously adopted a resolution to provide $500,000 annually to expand and strengthen the IAFF’s ongoing fight against occupational cancer.

Ontario sees slow forest fire season after record setting 2021

The Ontario government says forest fires have dwindled dramatically this year compared with last year, when fires tore through a record amount of land in the province.

Nova Scotia firefighters to help battle Newfoundland wildfires

A team of Nova Scotians is preparing to fight the stubborn wildfires in Newfoundland. The province is sending 20 of its wildland firefighters and one agency representative to join crews in Gander, N.L.
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Bariatric rescue: How-to video

In this demonstration video created by Jared Newcombe, a captain with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, you’ll see a technique for rescuing a bariatric patient » Learn more

Bricks in a wall: Resiliency as a core skill in the modern fire service

When I’m trying to understand a new process, I try to imagine I’m explaining it to my 9-year-old son. That way, I can break down the fundamental steps into bite-size chunks of core information. To describe the process of building mental resilience, I compare the process to building a castle wall. By Bill Dungey » Learn more
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Fire Prevention Week™ Products Now Available

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. New FPW products are now available from Firehall Bookstore. » Click here to view this year’s new FPW products.

Between Alarms: What is your story?

We spend a large portion of our life responding, training and being a part of the fire service. Numerous memories, good and bad, are stored in our souls. The skills we master will stick with us until we die. The relationships we build will last a lifetime. Your career in active duty won’t. That, unfortunately, has a shelf life, and the time will come for us all when we hang up our bunker gear forever. By Arjuna George » Read more

Fatal high-rise fire brings lessons learned back to Ontario

A security guard in Mumbai tragically died during a fire incident that started inside a 60-storey residential high rise. From a nineteenth-floor suite, it spread to the unit directly above it. Twenty-six residents were rescued with no major injuries, and a security guard died in the incident. According to a senior official from the Mumbai Fire Brigade, the building’s fire fighting system was initially not fully operational. » Read more

Full-scale mass timber burns

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, Steven Craft, principal at CMH Fire Consultants, joins host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy to discuss the series of five separate fire research burns on a full-scale mass timber structure in Ottawa. Craft touches on the importance of these research burns, how the tests are being conducted and what they mean for the fire service. » Listen now

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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FSWO 2022 Training Symposium

Oct. 20-23, 2022
Location: Belleville, Ont.
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