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Fire chief killed in pedestrian motor vehicle accident

Fire Chief Pat Bourguignon was struck and killed in a pedestrian motor vehicle accident that happened around midnight Friday.

Legislation introduced to regulate rescue training

Oshawa MPP Jennifer French held a press conference Tuesday, May 1, to introduce her private member's Bill 58: The Brunt and Kendall Act (Ensuring Safe Firefighter and Trainee Rescue Training), 2018.

B.C. helps communities be emergency prepared

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities is helping communities across the province prepare for emergencies by setting aside $33.5 million dollars for emergency preparedness funding to be handed out in five funding initiatives.
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Dräger’s New SCBA Packages Offer Unmatched Performance and Value

An SCBA is the firefighter’s most important piece of equipment. To make choosing the right SCBA easier, Dräger offers its three most requested configurations in ready-to-go packages to meet different needs and budgets. All are NFPA-approved and built to the highest standards of safety, quality and comfort.

Premier: Top-of-the-line components based on today’s most advanced technologies
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All Dräger SCBA Packages are backed by a 15-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. And there’s no mandatory service overhaul – regardless of the number of hours of use. >> Learn more
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Trainer's Corner: Danger in the DNA

Chief instructor and deputy chief training officer Ed Brouwer reviews three reports on past tragedy fires with a focus on how unnecessary death in the industry may be avoided with better risk management. » Read more..
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NFPA 1620 in the smart mobile age

Smart mobile devices can unveil the true potentials of pre-incident planning by giving firefighters the necessary information at the right time and at the right location. Find out how a team of researchers and writers say standards like NFPA 1620 could benefit from going mobile. » Read more...
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Ground Cover Fire Fighting for Structural Firefighters

This manual is for emergency responders who encounter fast-moving fires that are commonly referred to as ground cover fires or brush fires, as opposed to forest or wildland fires.

The information in this manual presents organized, safe, and effective responses to ground cover fires.

Chapters include, Ground Cover Fire Behaviour, Firefighter Safety and Survival, NIMS-ICS, Strategy and Tactics, Ground Cover Engine Operations, Water Supplies and Support, Tactical Resource Support and Operations, and Fire Control Tactics. >> Learn more

Two men dead after 'unusual' brush fire

Two men are dead after being severely burned in an unusual brush fire behind a busy shopping area near Winnipeg last Friday night. » Learn more

Multiple firefighters taken to hospital after fires across Edmonton

Five firefighters were taken to the hospital as a precaution after four separate fires in Edmonton throughout the weekend caused a lot of damage. » Learn more

Roof collapses during Gatineau apartment fire

A major apartment fire in Gatineau early Monday morning caused a roof collapse and three buildings to be evacuated. » Learn more

NBAFC Conference

May 25-27, 2018
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
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BCFTOA Conference and Training Weekend

May 25-31, 2018
Location: Sooke, B.C. 
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AFCA Conference and Trade Show

May 27-30, 2018
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
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