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Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation pays tribute to Sunshine Coast’s long serving hero

This fall, the name of a Sunshine Coast volunteer firefighter was posthumously engraved into the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s memorial wall (CFFF), and his widow travelled all the way to Ottawa to see it.

London firefighter passes away after years long battle with cancer

A beloved London, Ont. firefighter has died after a battle with cancer. A social media post by the London Professional Fire Fighters Association read, “It is with deep regret and overwhelming sadness that we report the loss and passing of our beloved Captain Chris Bruinink. With his family by his side, Captain Bruinink peacefully and finally rested after a long and courageous battle with cancer.”

Manitoba firefighters find fun, mental wellness on the go-kart track

Firefighters in Steinbach, Man. now have access to planned wellness events each month as the department looks to improve mental wellness and resiliency in the department. After a couple of these events, Assistant Fire Chief Russ Reimer is confident they are on the right track, basing his reaction on the response from the crew.

Three professional firefighters stuck in part-time roles as union negotiations go to arbitration in Charlottetown

Three full-time professional firefighters have been hired in Charlottetown, P.E.I., but a year-long contract dispute between the firefighters’ union and city hall has kept them from taking on their new roles. Charlottetown announced the new positions in the spring of 2022 and hired the new firefighters about a year later. The new staff members were already part-time firefighters with the department, and they would be promoted to full-time.

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Canadian Firefighter inaugural photo contest: Finalists

We asked, and you delivered – a crop of photos showing different aspects of the Canadian fire service. From April 1 to July 31, Canadian Firefighter partnered with WATERAX for the inaugural cover photo contest. During that time, we received over 75 photos, with submissions received from eight of Canada’s 10 provinces, and one territory. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Firefighter health first: Innovations in PPE decontamination

As an increasing number of fire departments have become aware that cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon particulates have been found in their bunker gear and personal protective equipment for decades, the question is: how can firefighters properly clean their gear, and what can be done to help them do this safely? By Jamie Little and Ross Humphry. » Read More...

Front Seat: Getting promoted to captain

As your department members get older, it is inevitable that the ranks change and eventually you see someone promoted into a new captain role. I love watching new captains work and seeing their style in the station, at training courses and on the fire ground. I would pay good money to be able to see how I looked when I first started acting as a captain about eight years ago. By Jason Clark. » Read More...

Recipe rescue: Doing all we can do

No single food can prevent cancer but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, try to strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and one-third animal protein. This could be an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. By Patrick Mathieu. » Read More...


Talking advocacy ahead of Chiefs on the Hill

Ken McMullen, president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, joins the latest episode of the podcast to chat with host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the historic wildfire season, the major topics heading into this year’s Chiefs on the Hill and September’s Fire-Rescue conference in Halifax. The two continued conversations from the event about the benefits that a national fire advisor would bring for Canada, and the impacts it would have in building a national framework for funding and advocacy of the sector’s top issues. » Listen now


FSANS Conference 2024

Apr. 26-28, 2024
Location: Truro, N.S.
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SAFC Conference and Trade Show 2024

May 30-June 1, 2024
Location: North Battleford, Sask.
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