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Fort McMurray firefighters save homes, but lose their own

The president of the Fort McMurray firefighters union said when several crew members learned their homes were destroyed by the wildfire, they didn’t drop their hoses but instead continued battling the flames. >> Read full article

Cooler temperatures give firefighters hope

Below seasonal temperatures in Fort McMurray, Alta., are giving crews a chance to reinforce defences around the city and put out any lingering hotspots within city limits. >> Read full article

Calgary house fire kills five people

Fire crews are still looking into the cause of a fire in a northeast Calgary home where five people, believed to be all adults, were found dead Saturday morning. >> Read full article

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As wildfires consume the province of Alberta, volunteer firefighters are answering the call. Laura King writes from Northern HEAT about their commitment to public safety, and to each other. >> Learn More…

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The wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., was more than enough to get Chief Rob Evans blogging again, and he has a lot to say about the strength and caring of the fire service. >> Read full article

Under Control

Blogger Les Karpluk was at Northern HEAT in Alberta on the weekend and writes that the common theme of the conference can be summarized by the words "thank you" and "what can I do for you?” >> Read full article

Fire TV: Special coverage of Fort McMurray wildfire

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik reports on the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., that forced more than 88,000 people to evacuate their homes. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

IAFC: VCOS Symposium in the West

May 13-14, 2016
Location: Reno, Nev. >> More Info

BC Fire Training Officers’ Association conference

May 14-19, 2016
Location: Port Alberni, B.C. >> More Info

SPFFA annual general meeting

May 16-20, 2016
Location: Swift Current, Sask. >> More Info

ACSIQ annual meeting

May 21-24, 2016
Location: Gatineau, Que. >> More Info