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Oct. 12, 2018

Becoming a firefighter: Choose the right school

Kory Pearn, author of The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter, shares some tips on selecting the right fire fighting school. From figuring out your goals to how to work around your financial situation, Pearn covers it all.

Trainer's Corner: A challenging drill that's fun

Fire Chief and training officer Ed Brouwer revisits a training drill that is simple to set up, yet challenging enough to keep your members interested.

Protocol and proper dress

Canadian honours and decorations are often the most puzzling, and deliberated, aspect of a firefighter’s dress uniform. Firefighter Kirk Hughes shares advice to help navigate the rules and regulations around medals, honours and awards, protocol and proper dress within the industry.

Podcast: Road to Recovery

Firefighters don’t like to show their weaknesses or vulnerabilities. They often keep their problems to themselves instead of reaching out for help. That’s what happened to Chris Howe, an acting captain with the Niagara Falls Fire Department. He suffered from mental health issues and became an alcoholic and drug addict and was suicidal. One day, though, he reached out and found help.

New stamp pays tribute to firefighters

Canada Post has unveiled a new stamp that honours the country's firefighters for saving lives and protecting property and the environment with their skills and courage. The stamp is the fourth of five unveiled to reflect Canada’s gratitude for all emergency responders.
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Grandfathering supports new safety regulations

New Ontario regulations on mandatory training and certification were announced in May that will be coming into effect over the next two years. The new legislation mandates the certification of firefighters, community risk assessments to inform the delivery of fire protection services and public reporting on fire departments response times. » Read more...

Report says deadly house fire that killed four showed Oshawa Fire Services understaffed

A report on a January fire that killed four people in Oshawa, Ont., has outlined several deficiencies within the Oshawa Fire Services (OFS), including understaffing and makes recommendations to prevent future tragedies like it. » Read more...

Becoming a firefighter: Things to consider before choosing a firefighting career

Kory Pearn, author of The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter, shares some tips on things to consider before choosing a career in fire fighting. From planning your future, teamwork within a department, fire fighting programs and more. » Read more...

Back to Basics: The minuteman hose load

Advancing hose is an important part of the job when implementing an aggressive fire attack. There is a saying in the fire service, “as the first line goes, so goes the fire”. » Read more...

Cranbrook, paramedics' union spar over enhanced firefighter medical training

Cranbrook, B.C., is forging ahead with plans to train firefighters with enhanced medical response capabilities, however, the union representing provincial paramedics says the new program is redundant and will add costs to the city. » Read more...

Firehouse Expo

Oct. 16-20
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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SFPA18 North America

Oct. 27-Nov. 2
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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EMS World Expo

Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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