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May 28, 2019

Longtime Summerside fire chief announces retirement

Longtime Summerside, P.E.I., Fire Chief Jim Peters is retiring. Peters has served the community as a firefighter for 47 years and was fire chief for most of them.

City of Sarnia names new fire chief

Sarnia, Ont.’s, next fire chief grew up in the Toronto area, but he’s very familiar with the community he’s set to begin serving. Brian Arnold, the deputy fire chief in Cambridge, Ont., will take up the post as Sarnia’s new fire chief on June 10.

New podcast “Drones in the Fire Service” launches on Monday

Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Scott Wilkinson, senior academy officer at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, about how the department is using unmanned aerial vehicles to augment firefighting efforts in Fire Fighting in Canada the Podcast’s upcoming episode, releasing on Monday, June 3. In the meantime listen to our most recent episode titled “Cannabis Challenges in the Fire Workplace” here.
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Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi

Leadership: At the helm

Featured on the cover of the May issue 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..

UAVs in the fire service

Drones are being used with success by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS). Scott Wilkinson, senior academy officer in the WFPS training academy, writes about how the program began. » Read more...
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Heavy smoke from High Level fire blankets northern Alberta

Heavy smoke is expected to blanket northern Alberta as crews hope a fire guard cut around High Level continues to protect the town. » Learn more

Early-morning fire destroys Okanagan packing house

The cause of a fire that destroyed an Oliver, B.C.-area packing house during an early-morning blaze Friday remains undetermined. » Learn more

Fire crews battle stubborn Yarmouth blaze

It took nearly 50 firefighters and eight hours to put out a fire on May 23 that destroyed a building in downtown Yarmouth, N.S. » Learn more

Cannabis Challenges in the Fire Service

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. Check it out here! » Listen now

Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC and BC Fire Expo

June 2 to 3, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire-Rescue Med

June 5 to June 8, 2019
Location: Henderson, Nev.
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OAFC FireCon

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