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Wildfire near Jasper now estimated to be 6,000 hectares in size

A wildfire burning in Jasper National Park’s Chetamon Mountain is now estimated to cover an area of around 6,000 hectares, Parks Canada said Monday evening.

Ottawa firefighters take down four fires in 24 hours

Firefighters were busy in Ottawa over Labour Day weekend, battling four fires in 24 hours Sunday.

Malfunctioning ceiling fan sparked fire at Edmonton senior’s centre

A malfunctioning ceiling fan led to a fire that caused upwards of $450,000 in damage to a north Edmonton seniors centre last week.

Fire damages five townhomes in Essa Township

An early morning fire on Monday in Essa Township has left several townhomes with extensive damage.
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Firefighter survival: Ladder dives, Part 2

We began to look at the headfirst ladder dive last time in our discussion on escape techniques for firefighter survival. We laid out the foundation for why this is an excellent tactic to use for personal escape/rapid egress from a structure. As mentioned last time, I detailed that there are two primary methods for rapidly escaping using the head first ladder dive. We are going to explore both this month and break them down step by step. By Mark van der Feyst » Learn more

Q&A with firefighter and instructor Jeff Cowan

Sarnia firefighter and instructor Jeff Cowan talks trends, firefighter training and performance, with Canadian Firefighter’s editor Laura Aiken. Read the interview or click for audio highlights. » Learn more

Heart health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated cases of cardiovascular disease by disrupting much-needed care, screening and research, shows a report released in October by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (Heart & Stroke). Considering that NFPA research shows that sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of on-duty deaths among firefighters, this new research from the foundation is troubling. By Julie Fitz-Gerald » Read more

Extrication Tips: Often overlooked

With more information available online and through working with our crew mates, we have to be careful not to overlook the simple things. And with spring upon us, I thought it would be great to finally touch on one of the most overlooked and misunderstood things in the auto ex world — tool maintenance. By Chad Roberts » Read more

The FireFit Championships are back!

FireFit of Canada is back on the road after a two- and half-year pandemic hiatus. Now in its 29th year, this family business, run by the McRoberts, is dedicated to firefighter fitness, has a new partnership with Draeger for 2022, and a tentative schedule for 2023 already in the works. Tune in to hear Hilary McRoberts share more about the FireFit circuit, competition tasks, training, and how it all relates to team-building and firefighter safety. This episode is brought to you by First Alert. » 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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