View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

February 5, 2019

Quebec firefighters seek more support to deal with PTSD

Quebec firefighters are seeking help from the provincial government to deal with an increase in the number of reported cases of post-traumatic stress. Data provided by the Montreal firefighters union shows that the number of diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder has jumped from six in 2013 to 22 in 2018.

St. Catharines to build new firefighter training tower

St. Catharines, Ont., will build a new firefighter training tower to replace the current crumbling structure that's been unusable since 2015. The new $1.8-million tower, or burn centre, was included in the $31.3-million capital budget for 2019.

Registration for 2019 Career Expo now open

The 2019 fire, security and police career expo and job fair is being held in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday, March 7 for those who are looking to get into the various industries. Pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in a career in either the fire, police or security industries.
Sponsored Spotlight 

Stick it to wet ice.

Globe boots are now available with Arctic Grip Pro, new Vibram® sole technology specifically engineered to improve traction on wet ice. Your best protection against slips and falls in colder temperatures. We invited a group of firefighters to experience the performance of boots with new sole technology on wet ice.

>> Watch it in action
Current Issue  

From the Editor: Funds for the Fire Service

In the December edition of Fire Fighting in Canada, editor Grant Cameron explains how the legalization of pot will affect fire departments on both the safety and financial fronts. He says the fire service deserves funding from the federal government to offset the increased costs of training, education and inspections. » Read more..
Trainers Corner

Trainer's Corner: Tools—what to carry

Chief Instructor Ed Brouwer said in the December issue of Fire Fighting in Canada “No tool left on the truck has ever saved a firefighter’s life.” Brouwer writes in his article his top choices of what tools a firefighter should make sure they carry into a blaze. » Read more...
Sponsored Spotlight 
Firehall Bookstore

Developing Firefighter Resiliency – A Success-Based Training Model

Training ordinary people to do extraordinary things requires an understanding of how we learn.

Developing Firefighter Resiliency starts with the basic psycho-physical aspects of learning.

This book provides the roadmap for a journey to train, establish relevancy for the lessons, develop competency in the skills, and capitalize on confidence to achieve mastery.

>> Order Today

Winnipeg apartment fire sends one person to hospital

A blaze in a 17-storey Winnipeg highrise apartment building led to one person being hospitalized in unstable condition on Jan. 31. » Learn more

Blaze destroys Sherbrooke tractor dealership

An overnight fire on Jan. 31 has completely destroyed a John Deere tractor dealership and repair shop in Sherbrooke, Que., causing roughly $3 million in damage. » Learn more

Mission crews respond to fire at Canadian Tire

A fire broke out at the Canadian Tire store in Mission, B.C., on Jan. 30. Mission Fire Rescue Service received a report of the fire at about 6:30 p.m. » Learn more

Studying the Statistics – a look at the top health concerns facing firefighters

A Canadian study is calling for the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. » Read more

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 14-23, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
» Learn more

Firehouse World Exposition and Conference

March 25-28, 2019
Location: L.A., Calif.
» Learn more

IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference

March 23 to 28, 2019
Location: Reno, Nev.
» Learn more

OAFC Annual Conference and Trade Show

May 3 to May 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
» Learn more

OAFC FireCon

Sept 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
» Learn more