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June 11, 2019

Canadian Firefighter joins forces with FSWO

Annex Business Media has announced a new partnership between Canadian Firefighter magazine and Fire Service Women Ontario (FSWO). As a result of the partnership, FSWO will no longer publish its own stand-alone magazine. So, look to Canadian Firefighter magazine for all future FSWO news and updates.

Gogama under evacuation alert as forest fire continues to grow

A forest fire remains out of control four kilometres from the community of Gogama, Ont., which is getting ready to evacuate if things get worse. Hot temperatures, low humidity and moderate winds stoked the fire on the west side of Highway 144 up to 6,000 hectares in size over the weekend.

Female firefighters sought for study

Female firefighters, either born female or now self-identifying as female, from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and elsewhere are being sought to participate in a research study conducted by the University of British Columbia in Canada.
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Communication: Communicators are the voice of calm

Sue Dawson said in her latest article the public may take 911 for granted today, but it was just over 50 years ago when 911 began in the United States. As we quickly move forward and are on the cusp of next generation 911, what is the expectation for the men and women who work in emergency communications centres? » Read more..
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Back to Basics: PASS alarms and your SCBA

Firefighter and trainer Mark van der Feyst says the SCBA is the most important piece of PPE that any firefighter can use. The level of protection that it provides is unparalleled compared to the other equipment. » Read more...
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Overnight fire destroys several Barrie homes

A late-night fire Sunday has destroyed a townhome development in Barrie, Ont.’s, west end and caused damage to two homes next door to it. » Learn more

Blaze forces evacuation of hotel at Winnipeg airport

Smoke from a basement fire at a Winnipeg hotel forced guests to leave the building early Thursday morning. A burnt generator part in the basement of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel led to the evacuation of the building, at the Winnipeg airport, at about 5:30 a.m. » Learn more

Moncton house fire sends three people to hospital

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting a couple and two children following a house fire on Wednesday evening in Moncton, N.B. Three people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and three cats died as a result of the fire. » Learn more

Drones in the Fire Service

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 latest episode. » Listen now

NFPA Conference and Expo

June 17 to June 21, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Northwest Territories Association of Fire Chiefs

June 30 to July 4, 2019
Location: Yellowknife, N.W.T.
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Maritime Fire Chiefs Association Annual conference

July 12 to July 15, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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OAFC FireCon

September 5 to 7, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2019

September 13 to September 16, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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