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April 23, 2019

B.C. Wildfire centre adding three extra crews

The Prince George Fire Centre in B.C. is being bolstered with three new initial attack crews ahead of this year's wildfire season.

Hundreds evacuated in Quebec as flooding affects 2,300 homes

Flooding from the spring thaw and rain has affected more than 2,300 homes in Quebec and 1,200 residents have been evacuated. Soldiers were filling and stacking sandbags as officials warned floodwaters are likely to keep rising this week due to warming temperatures, combined with rain.

New podcast launches May 6

Associate editor Jayson Koblun spoke with Shayne Mintz, the Canadian regional director of the NFPA, about several ways the legalization of cannabis in Canada will challenge the fire industry in our latest podcast launching the first week in May. Check out some of the great previously released podcasts in the meantime here.
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PASS Alarm

Back to Basics: SCBA and the PASS alarm

In his latest Back to Basics column, firefighter and trainer Mark van der Feyst says the SCBA is the most important piece of PPE that any firefighter can use. Mark writes about the PASS alarm, a component of the SCBA. PASS stands for personal alert safety system and the alarm was created so a firefighter wearing the SCBA would be able to alert others for help. » Read more..
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Leadership: At the helm

The May issue of Fire Fighting in Canada is now available online and in departments across Canada; featured on the cover this month is Vaughan Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi, one of several Canadian fire chiefs who’ve recently completed one year in their new position. We also caught up with Fire Chief Lori Hamer, Fire Chief Cynthia Hammond and Deputy Fire Chief and CAFC Board of Directors member Keri Martens about what makes a department successful. » Read more...
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Fire crews douse massive fire in abandoned cabins

An abandoned set of cabins near Kenora, Ont., were engulfed in flames in a fire on April 19. The fire broke out just before 7:30 p.m., at the former Devil's Gap Lodge, which had a central lodge with several cabins surrounding it. » Learn more

Man dies of injuries after Toronto apartment fire

A man has died of his injuries after an early morning fire in a Toronto Community Housing apartment building in Regent Park on April 21. » Learn more

Red Deer industrial fire forces evacuation of homes

Up to 80 homes near an industrial fire in Red Deer, Alta., were evacuated on Aprl 17. » 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

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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B.C. Fire Training Officers’ Association Conference

May 25 to May 30, 2019
Location: Nelson, B.C.
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OAFC FireCon

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