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August 27, 2019

First responder therapy house set to open in Ontario

The Haven is set to become Ontario’s first occupational-specific therapy house for first responders.

Saskatchewan fire chief appointed as ambassador

Nipawin, Sask., Fire Chief Brian Starkell was named an ambassador of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association. The organization made the appointment at its annual meeting in Nova Scotia on August 15.

Next Fire Fighting in Canada podcast airs September 2

In the next episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, sponsored by Dräger, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy speaks with Sean Freeman, acting deputy chief of prevention and inspection at Strathmore Fire Department in Alberta, who's been deployed several times to help relief teams co-ordinated by the Canadian Red Cross.
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Current Issue  

Feature: A collaborative approach

York Region’s emergency services worked out an integrated response model that sees fire, police and paramedics working more collaboratively in large scale incidents. Renée Francoeur hosted a Q&A with the key partners. » Read more...
Hose line

Back to Basics: Pulling the right size of hose line

Do you find yourself defaulting to the same hose for every fire? Mark van der Feyst discusses the importance of pulling the right hose lines the first time, every time. » Read more...
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Firefighter injured in London, Ontario explosion released from hospital

Officials say a firefighter seriously injured after a house explosion in London, Ont., last week has been released from hospital. Platoon Fire Chief Kirk Loveland says the firefighter is expected to make a full recovery after the blast, which was triggered when a car slammed into a home and hit a gas line. » Learn more

Weekend blaze forces residents from apartment complex

Residents of an apartment complex have been displaced after a fire destroyed part of the two-storey building in Nova Scotia on Sunday. The Glace Bay Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene at 1:59 p.m. and found one side of the house engulfed in flames. » Learn more

Fire crews battle auto repair shop blaze

A fire has destroyed an auto repair shop in Lower Norton, near Hampton, N.B. First responders received a 911 call around noon Sunday that the shop was engulfed in flames. » 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

OAFC FireCon 2019

September 5 to September 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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Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services Convention

September 27 to September 29, 2019
Location: Gander, Nfld.
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