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Feds say 'no willing partners' to bring fire codes onto First Nations

The federal government does not have a willing partner to find a way to introduce fire codes on First Nation reserves, a newly released document shows.

New award recognizes B.C. women in wildfire resiliency

FireSmart BC is seeking nominations for The Lynn Orstad Award - Women in Wildfire Resiliency. In memory of Lynn Orstad, this award will be presented annually in recognition of women who have made significant contributions in wildfire resilience and advocacy efforts in B.C. or Alberta.

Vancouver recorded 10 fire deaths in 2022, with half linked to lithium ion batteries

Out of the 10 fire-related fatalities Vancouver recorded in 2022, the city’s fire services says half of the deaths were the result of rechargeable batteries

Sherbrooke, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton officials celebrate new firefighting agreement

Representatives of the City of Sherbrooke and the town of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton in Quebec toured Sherbrooke’s fire station number two last week in recognition of a new agreement between the two communities.


New Structural Fire Fighting Edition from IFSTA

IFSTA’s Structural Fire Fighting: Initial Response Strategy and Tactics, 3rd Edition prepares the reader to serve as the Incident Commander who must evaluate an incident, assign resources and coordinate the incident plan.

This new edition encompasses decision-making during emergency response, especially initial decisions upon arrival, and incident planning. The purpose of this manual is to provide the initial Incident Commander with the strategic and tactical concepts that can be applied to various situations using available resources. » Order your copy today!

Psychological PPE: Protecting personal relationships

After 20 years working for two fire departments, I have heard all the stories. Firefighters whom I interacted with were on their first, second and sometimes third marriages. It didn’t seem to make a difference whether they were from career, combination or volunteer systems; the pendulum seemed to swing farther over to the divorced side than the married one. By James Rychard. » Read More...

Extrication Tips: The finer things

In the last couple articles, we covered many different things in regard to heavy lifting and stabilizing. We talked about different strut capabilities, lifting vs. stabilizing and hydraulic vs. pneumatic. Knowing these differences are important when we are dealing with extreme loads that have the capability of crushing victims or rescuers if calculated improperly. By Chad Roberts. » Read More...

From Hire to Retire: Energy management

Most are familiar with philosophies around time management and how time is becoming harder and harder to manage. In a relatively short period of time, our world has morphed into a 24/7 non-stop action-packed must-do kind of place. Our culture fosters do-more-with-less. How can we succeed at mastering our time if we continually fill the voids with more tasks? By Arjuna George. » Read More...

The keys to high quality training

High quality training can make the difference between a really switched-on team, and one that stumbles. Although it may seem straightforward, there are many elements that come together to create high quality training, and without all of these being in place, it can miss its mark. By Steve Piluso. » Read More...


Building partnerships: Improving interoperability all around

Chris Harrow, director of fire services for the Town of Minto/Township of Wellington North in Ontario and interim CAO, talks to Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about volunteer recruitment, retention, and engagement; the increased need for making business cases to council; his successes partnering with the paramedics and police, and the foundations for building partnerships that improve coordination all around. » Listen now


Lambton College Fire Trade Show

Jan. 28, 2023
Location: Sarnia, Ont.
For more information, reach out to: » warwickfire@warwicktownship.ca
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FFIC Virtual Summit

Feb. 23, 2023
Location: Virtual
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Mar. 9, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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