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B.C. firefighters brace for more hot weather

Firefighters in British Columbia are bracing for more hot weather and lightning storms as 462 wildfires burn across the province in all six fire zones.

Firefighter's death reflects mental health concerns in northern Saskatchewan

The Fond-du-Lac, Sask., fire department has lost one of its members to suicide and it is bringing attention to mental health concerns in the province. Volunteer firefighters in the department have said that the isolation and lack of resources can take a toll on people but that asking for help is very important.

Marketing Yourself as a Fire Chief webinar

Are you looking for new ideas on how to best position yourself as a leader in your community and your fire department? Wondering how to effectively influence in your administrative and interpersonal endeavours? Join Fire Fighting in Canada for an exclusive free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. with Lyle Quan, retired fire chief and emergency services and risk management principal at LPQ solutions for 30 years.
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Volunteer Vision

Volunteer Vision: Generational change

Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy has often said about the fire service, “150 years of tradition, unimpeded by change”, yet he knows that’s not entirely true. Check out what he had to say about changes he has seen in his more than 35 years of service from how firefighters and chiefs conduct themselves on the job to the change in the people that do the work itself in our June edition of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..

StopBad: The next generation

Comox Fire Rescue recently hosted its 10th, bi-annual Firefighter Youth Camp. The camps started as a way to teach teenagers some fire prevention and life safety skills and are the most successful public project the department manages. Fire Chief Gord Schreiner talks about the camp and what the training looks like in our June edition of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more...
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Firehall Bookstore

Shipping coast to coast across Canada for your FPW needs

This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire—and how to escape safely in the event of one:

“LOOK” for places fire could start.
“LISTEN” for the sound of the smoke alarm.
“LEARN” two ways out of every room.

Also, Sparky the Fire Dog has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages - he’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.

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Kitchener highrise fire displaces residents

The Kitchener, Ont., fire department responded to reports of a fire on the 11th floor of a high-rise on Sunday morning. » Learn more

Weekend blaze destroys Regina apartment complex

An investigation is underway to find out what caused a fire that engulfed a 32-unit apartment complex in Regina’s Normanview neighbourhood on Saturday evening. » Learn more

Early morning fire destroys Shuswap bank branch

Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a bank in the Shuswap, B.C.,early Sunday. Fire Chief Brian Lauzon, chief of the Chase Fire Department, reports that firefighters were called at 4:10 a.m. Aug. 12, and found the ATM vestibule at the front of the RBC Royal Bank in Chase fully engulfed in flames. » Learn more

OAFC Fire Con 2018

September 6-8, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CAFC Fire-Rescue Canada

September 16-19
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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