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August 13, 2019

Ontario funds new urban search and rescue teams

North Bay, Ottawa, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Windsor will split $2.5-million provincial dollars to establish a variety of new specialty emergency response teams.

Teslin, Yukon receives money for new fire hall

The Village of Teslin, Yukon, is getting millions of dollars for a new fire hall and other projects. These include energy retrofits to make buildings more energy efficient, and a new public works storage facility.

Lethbridge County fire departments receive funding for new radio systems

Bad reception and outdated radio equipment will now be a thing of the past for five urban fire departments in southern Alberta, thanks to new funding from Lethbridge County.
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Current Issue  

Feature: Dealing with Danger

In this issue, Grant Cameron outlines Fire Chief Matt Pegg's speech on how extreme calls, like the Danforth shooting and Young and Finch van attack in 2018, have impacted and influenced departments. » Read more...

Well Being: How to manage stress

Dr. Elias Markou says he feels stress is a silent killer. One stressful event will not kill you, but the compounding effects of many years and many stressful situations will affect the body in a negative way. Here's how to cope. » Read more...

Weekend fire forces evacuation of Vancouver hotel

A fire forced the evacuation of a Downtown Eastside hotel Saturday morning. The flames broke out in a suite on the third floor of the Astoria Hotel sometime before 9:45 a.m. » Learn more

Cumberland fire sends one to hospital

A major house fire in Cumberland, O.N., early Saturday morning has sent one man to hospital, and displaced multiple families. » Learn more

Delta, B.C. firefighters battle warehouse blaze

Firefighters responded to a fire that broke out in an industrial district in Delta, B.C., Sunday morning. Black smoke was seen billowing over the site south of the Fraser River. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Metoo and the fire service

MeToo allegations are serious business for any leader and organization and fire departments are not immune. Fire chiefs must be prepared to deal with such situations. Hope, B.C., Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with communications strategist Karen Gordon of Gordon Strategy about the MeToo movement and the fire service. She has spoken on the subject at a number of conferences for fire chiefs. Check it out here! » Listen now

Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs Annual Conference

August 21 to August 25, 2019
Location: Dawson City, Yukon
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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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