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Bill 25 would ensure wildfire firefighters in Manitoba benefit from firefighter cancer, heart injury presumption

Bill 25, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act (wildfire firefighters), is being introduced to ensure wildfire firefighters benefit from cancer and heart injury presumption that applies to other Manitoba firefighters under the Workers Compensation Act.

Historic fire bell finds new home in Abbotsford

An invaluable piece of fire-fighting history has been added to Bradford West Gwillimbury’s (BWG) new Fire Station at 77 Melbourne Dr. in Ontario – a 123-year-old fire bell from the original Barrie Street Fire Hall.

Sydney officials debate who should buy specialized fire truck in wake of major gas spill

Fire officials, residents and Cape Breton Regional Municipality councillors met this week to review what’s been learned since a front-end loader punctured a fuel tank at an Imperial Oil facility in Sydney, N.S., last summer, releasing an estimated 600,000 litres of gasoline.

Minister rejects NDP calls for Bill 9 firefighter protection to be made retroactive

Bill 9 amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to expand presumptive cancer coverage to all firefighters who served during the 2016 Fort McMurray, A.B. wildfire.


Memoir shares the balancing-act experience of volunteer firefighting

A volunteer firefighter’s experience is something very different, and that is the real story Ian McLaren shares in this memoir.

Not My Emergency; The (Double) Life of a Volunteer Firefighter recounts 21 years of balancing the role a volunteer firefighter, school teacher/principal, husband and father in small town Alberta, Canada. Chief Ian McLaren recounts many of his most memorable calls, but the book is more focused on the dichotomy of trying to make the difficult transition from ‘regular life’ to emergency scenes and back again while maintaining my sanity. Some of the stories are humorous, a few of them are tragic and most have elements of both.

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Introduction to moral injury

First responders are exposed to intense human suffering and cruelty throughout the course of the job. This exposure could shake their core beliefs about humanity and lead to a variety of dysfunctional behaviours. Statistics indicate that one in three first responders struggle with operational stress injury and internal conflict (i.e., moral injury). By Bruce Lacillade. » Read More...

First Responders Fitness Festival: Inaugural event unites firefighters, police, paramedics and the community

What do you get when members of the fire service, paramedics and law enforcement come together? You get a new event that unites the community and raises awareness and money for first responder physical and mental health. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Retrospective: Security · Police · Fire Career Expo 2023

On March 9, experienced professionals from security, police, fire, and paramedic services gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., to discover new and prospective talent for their industries at the 2023 Security · Police · Fire Career Expo. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read now...

Between Alarms: What is your story?

What will be your story, your everlasting legacy? How will the community remember you? How will your brothers and sisters recall you as a firefighter and as a person? By Arjuna George. » Read More...


The role of a fire investigator

The easiest fire to fight is one that is prevented from happening. In this edition of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, host Tom DeSorcy is joined by Brad Davidson, retired firefighter and fire investigator from Flin Flon, Man. The two discuss how Davidson got his start in the fire service, the difference between municipal and industrial fire protection, the changes in fire behaviours and reactions, and the importance of fire investigation. » Listen now