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Murray River Fire Department to strike out on its own

The Murray River Fire Department is one step closer to becoming a fire company, independent from the rural municipal council.

Wildland firefighters battle mental health, labour challenges atop deadly blazes

Two-week work cycles. Shifts that can last up to 18 hours. Sleeping in tents or gymnasiums far from home. Dangerous and unpredictable work environments. Those are the working conditions for many wildland firefighters across the country as Canada contends with a record wildfire season.

Edmonton opens new fire station and net-zero energy facility

The City of Edmonton has opened its 31st fire station and the city’s first net-zero energy building.

Norfolk firefighters compete in friendly challenge in Vittoria

Norfolk’s firefighting community is like a tight-knit family. On Saturday, some of the firefighting family came together in Vittoria for the county’s annual ‘pump competition.’

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Raising the Bar: Ontario Fire Academy's Impact on Firefighter Education

Celebrating 15 years of training excellence; the Ontario Fire Academy cultivates versatile firefighters through advanced training and a holistic educational approach.

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New fire prevention community products

Looking for other children’s products to go along with your Fire Prevention WeekTM products? Check out new related Sparky® and fire prevention community products offered in addition the FPW in a Box.™ NFPA® has created a wealth of products in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, including new Hidden Pics Fire Safety Puzzles, I Spy Fire Safety Checklist, Lithium Ion Battery Safety Tip Sheet, Read Up On Safety Bookmark and fire safety books for early readers. We hope you find them useful. » Check out the hot new items now!

Igniting innovation: Discovering cutting-edge methods to train firefighters

A firefighter is never considered “fully trained”. With the ever-evolving role of a first responder, and the new science and technology that goes into fire fighting today, the training division of a fire department never has a quiet day. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Canadore rolling out EVT training

This partnership program hopes to foster the training and development of more emergency vehicle technicians. By Laura Aiken. » Read More...

Back to Basics: Firefighter survival — the hang and drop

It has been shown that a firefighter only has about two seconds or five feet to get out. The hang and drop may be the your only option. By Mark van der Feyst. » Read More...

Three elements of building elite skills

Opportunities for professional and personal development exists in each and every fire service. There is always a need for apparatus and equipment acquisitions, opportunities for improving strategies, or chances to bring forth innovative ideas. By James Rychard. » Read More...


Managing different generations and change

Chief John Liadis talks to host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the generational reactions to modernizing your department, who to focus on for successful change adoption, getting the buy-in, the need for transparent team communication, social media playing a new role in the next generation of recruitment, and how training is a core component of taking your department to the next level. » Listen now


FireCon 2023

Sept. 6-10, 2023
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FFIC Open Golf Tournament

Sept. 12, 2023
Location: Beeton, Ont.
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Fire-Rescue Canada 2023

Sept. 17-20, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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Canadian Wildfire Conference

Oct. 26, 2023
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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