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Ontario releases first-ever emergency plan

The first of its kind in Canada, the plan sets a foundation for emergency management in Ontario and builds on lessons learned from past emergencies.

New 911 dispatch system keeps New Brunswick firefighters off medical calls

A new 911 dispatch system in New Brunswick means that fire departments aren't getting dispatched to all medical calls, and local departments say they have been left in the dark as to why.

Firefighter files human rights complaint over years of alleged racist abuse at small-town fire department

In Shelburne, Ont., a firefighter is speaking out about the racism, discrimination and harassment he’s allegedly suffered from co-workers and supervisors over the course of several years.

Elbow's volunteer fire department gets a boost from the Sask. government

The Elbow and Loreburn volunteer fire departments in Saskatchewan have benefited from the province’s recently announced Targeted Sector Support (TSS) Initiative.  The fire department was granted $11,880 that will go towards additional training for their firefighters.


The Quic-Slide Swing-Down SCBA Bracket is Easy, Comfortable, Accessible

Moving SCBAs out of the crew cab? Comfortably don compartment stored SCBAs from your choice of two different heights. The Quic-Slide Swing-Down SCBA Bracket slides out over the lip of the compartment, then swings down to a convenient height for quick, safe, and easy donning from a comfortable standing position. It offers flexible height for different personnel—a firefighter can choose to deploy swing-down for lower access, or simply slide out and don from the higher stored position. The Quic-Slide Swing-Down SCBA Bracket is great for storing first attack SCBAs outside of the crew cab and for reducing firefighter exposure to harmful carcinogens. » Learn More

From Hire to Retire: The most crucial plan to make

If you aren’t considering how your organization will function after key talent leaves, then you may be putting the organization at risk. Succession planning is the critical process of identifying, preparing and developing internal candidates to fill key positions. By Arjuna George » Read More...

Educating to save a life: Creating a fire hall lecture to talk about a firefighter’s health risks

In the spring of 2022, Craig Bowman’s life changed forever when he was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer after working in the fire service for over two decades. His 19-year-old daughter, Lexi, has since created a lecture and is attending fire halls to talk to firefighters about their increased risk of getting cancer. By Brittani Schroeder » Read More...

New edition focuses on passenger vehicle extrication.

Now as a standalone book without heavy vehicle extrication, IFSTA’s Principles of Passenger Vehicle Extrication, 5th Edition, provides rescue personnel with an understanding of the current challenges, techniques, skills and equipment available for the safe and effective extrication of victims trapped in passenger vehicles. (A new text Principles of Heavy Vehicle Extrication, 1st Edition is due out in 2023).

This manual teaches passenger vehicle extrication in three levels of capability by orientation or vehicle position and follows the same linear sequence a rescuer will encounter at a vehicle extrication incident from size-up through disentanglement.

» Order your copy today!

Training connections

For every situation you encounter in your career, you bring to it the learning and experiences from your past. You need to train the way that you respond in real life, and that means not isolating training to the technical skills you need for one specific type of response, but instead looking at each situation holistically. By Steve Piluso » Read More...

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – Feb. 03, 2023

In this edition, the federal government says there are no willing partners to bring fire codes onto First Nations. Then, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services released their 2022 fire stats. And, FireSmart BC’s new award recognizes women in wildfire resiliency. » Read More...


Finding a fit through the Multi-Mini-Interview process

Karen Roche, fire chief for Burlington, Ont., shares how her department is looking to hire the right fit for fire fighting through the Multi-Mini-Interview process, or MMIs. The MMI program has a strong focus on assessing soft skills and determining emotional intelligence. Take a deep dive into this hiring technique with Chief Roche and host Tom DeSorcy. » Listen now


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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