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Armed forces arrive in B.C. to assist in flooded areas

The first wave of 300 Canadian military personnel is being sent to British Columbia to help communities overwhelmed by floodwaters as parts of the province are expected to be hit with heavy rain following snowmelt from unseasonably warm weather.

Long, hot wildfire season forecasted by Natural Resources Canada

Federal wildfire researchers say most regions in Canada could be facing a long, hot, fiery summer.

Thunderstorms expected to add to flood troubles in B.C.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements covering the entire southeastern corner of British Columbia, including the flood-damaged Boundary region, as thunderstorms have the potential to add even more water to already raging rivers.
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Stop Bad: Call sings for life

Call Signs for Life works extremely well, as proven by the hundreds of departments using the system daily. Fire Chief Gord Schreiner says departments don’t change the names on their rigs once they are assigned to different tasks, so they shouldn’t change a firefighter’s call sign either. » Read more..
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From the editor: Measuring risk

Risk measurement and assessment is often associated with mathematics. In a life or death situation, or large-scale emergency, the mental and instinctual functions for measuring risk are beyond the scope of what many in the public fully appreciate. Read what editor of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine Laura Aiken had to say about measuring risk and how reflecting on the aftermath of an incident and asking “why?” can help prevent more. » Read more...
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Saskatchewan wildfire forces people from reserve

A wildfire has forced people from their homes in a west-central Saskatchewan community. Residents of the Waterhen Lake First Nation have been asked to evacuate due to an out of control fire burning nearby. » Learn more

Weekend blaze destroys historic Burlington home

The Burlington Fire Department in Ontario says no one was inside a historical home that was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. A local fire official is not confident they will be able to determine what caused the blaze. » Learn more

Blaze destroys CEGEP student residence

A fire in a student residence building at the CEGEP de la Gaspésie et des Îles's Gaspé campus was still burning Wednesday afternoon, hours after it began—forcing the evacuation of 280 students and shutting down the entire campus. » 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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