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April 9, 2019

Union and government at odds over modified wildland firefighter fitness test

The Saskatchewan government and the union representing the province’s wildland firefighters are at odds over the province’s plans to use a modified version of the wildland firefighter fitness test, which in its original form was deemed discriminatory.

Sudbury firefighters to receive Naloxone training

Firefighters in Sudbury, Ont., will receive training to administer Naloxone. The training will be provided to all 108 full-time suppression firefighters and between 15 and 20 volunteers.

Its Wildfire Week!

From April 8-12, 2019, Fire Fighting in Canada will publish specialized wildfire content to address innovative suppression strategies, training, and more. We will publish brand new stories plus bring renewed attention to articles that have stood the test of time in our archives. Keep your eye on our social media and website for great wildfire content.
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Fire Chief Gord Schreiner

StopBad: Sacrifices are required to excel as a firefighter

Fire Chief Gord Schreiner shares his thoughts on the importance of taking the fire service seriously and the sacrifices it takes to excel as a firefighter in the March issue of Fire Fighting in Canada. » Read more..
Ed Brouwer

Trainer's Corner: March 2019

Chief instructor and deputy chief training officer Ed Brouwer has written the Trainer’s Corner Column for Fire Fighting in Canada since 2001 and has covered a wide variety of training topics. In our March issue, Brouwer writes about secondary trauma and how the symptoms are similar to those of PTSD. » Read more...

Crews tackle blaze at Habitat for Humanity home

A newly-constructed Habitat for Humanity home in Foxtrap, N.L, was ruined by fire, displacing multiple families on Apr. 4. » Learn more

Windsor fire crews battle fast moving scrapyard fires

Windsor Fire and Rescue crews in Ontario responded to a number of fires at a scrapyard on Apr. 3. Windsor Fire tweeted there were two large vegetation fires in the yard and another in the scrap building. » Learn more

Fire breaks out on roof of school under construction

Black smoke could be seen billowing from a new elementary school still being built in Winkler, Man., on Apr. 3, after a fire started at the construction site. » Learn more

FFIC The Podcast: A New Norm

Firefighters should brace for more forest and wildland blazes across Canada in future years – because it will be the new norm as climate change takes hold. Mike Flannigan, a professor of wildland fire at the University of Alberta, spoke with Fire Fighting in Canada editor Grant Cameron about the issue in our latest podcast! » Listen here

Fire Services Association of Nova Scotia Conference

April 12 to 19, 2019
Location: Truro, N.S.
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Northern H.E.A.T. Conference Peace Regional Fire Chiefs

May 1 to 4, 2019
Location: Peace River, Alta.
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IAFC VCOS Symposium in the West

May 2 to May 4, 2019
Location: Pheonix, Ariz.
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OAFC Annual Conference and Trade Show

May 3 to 4, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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OAFC FireCon

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