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$20M in federal funding going toward wildfire prevention for 29 N.W.T. communities

The federal government is providing $20 million in funding to N.W.T. communities for wildfire prevention. The funding was announced by Michael McLeod, the N.W.T. member of parliament, on Saturday at the Chateau Nova in Yellowknife for the N.W.T. Association of Communities annual general meeting.

Regional District of Nanaimo wants policy for recognition of volunteer firefighters

The Regional District of Nanaimo, B.C., is looking at establishing a policy for recognition of volunteer firefighters service under its jurisdiction.

SFPE Foundation announces new research into assessment of sustainable and fire-resilient buildings

The SFPE Foundation has announced the funding of a research award to prepare for future development of risk-informed performance-based tools for the assessment of sustainable and fire-resilient buildings.

E-bike charger blamed for Windsor townhouse fire

In Ontario, Windsor fire officials say an e-bike charger caused a townhouse fire on Grandview Street. Crews were called to the fire in the 2900 block of Grandview Street before 8 a.m. on Saturday.
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Recipe rescue: Doing all we can do

When duty calls, it’s not just the fire that’s harmful for firefighters. Cardiovascular disease, exhaustion, depression, PTSD and a multitude of cancers impact firefighters at a far greater rate than the general population. No single food can prevent cancer but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. By Patrick Mathieu » Learn more

Psychological PPE: Flow for the fire service

Flow is a term that has been around for decades, yet for the fire service, flow was best known only as a factor used in hydraulics, specifically for pumping evolutions. Now it’s relevant because it has been studied as a part of psychology courses in college or university and implemented as a tool for optimal performance. This article is going to explain the concept and why it is so important for the fire service industry. By James Rychard » Learn more

Fit for Duty: Leadership and fitness

Should your department’s chiefs continue to work out and promote fitness? I’m biased. Of course, they should. Health and fitness should be a part of everyone’s regular practice. New recruits work hard at being well conditioned firefighters when they join their department, both volunteer and career. It’s unfortunate, but a lot of the time the level of fitness new people have when they join is the best fitness they will ever have. By Sherry Dean » Read more

A holistic approach

When I began my career in emergency services, I had a narrow view of what it meant to serve the public and provide aid to those in need. My perception of service was limited to a quick response and decisive action. Over the years I have come to realize that our response to incidents is just one part of a bigger picture. By Ryan Youngson » 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. » Listen now

2022 NIFSC Safety Conference and Competition

Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2022
Location: Prince Albert, Sask.
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FSWO 2022 Training Symposium

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