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September 17, 2019

Students design flying emergency rescue vehicle concept

A team of students at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) have developed the concept for Skywalker, an aerial emergency rescue operation vehicle.

Chetwynd, B.C., appoints new fire chief

The district of Chetwynd, B.C., has announced Curtis Redpath as the new Fire Chief. Redpath replaces former Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky, who passed away in July.

Firefighter Career Expo and Training Day set for Sept. 28

Canadian Firefighter magazine will host its Training Day and Career Expo at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI) in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 28. Career Expo, sponsored by FESTI, is a full day of sessions, networks and vendors tailored for recruits looking to get hired or for those considering becoming a firefighter. Training Day, sponsored by Fort Garry Fire Trucks and Target Solutions, offers free training to firefighters. Spaces for the remaining hot courses are limited.
Sponsored Spotlight 

New FLIR Situational Awareness Camera

The NEW FLIR K1 is a rugged, compact thermal camera that serves as an extra set of eyes on the fire scene, allowing commanders, officers, and inspectors to quickly complete a thorough 360° assessment in total darkness and through smoke. With a bright, integrated flashlight, the FLIR K1 illuminates the scene to help the user steer and manage the crew more effectively. It also displays 160 × 120 pixel thermal images that help users gain additional situation awareness that is not possible with the naked eye. >> Learn more
Current Issue  

Trainer’s corner: Firefighters must learn to think for themselves

Many firefighters are great at obeying orders, but do they truly understand fire behaviour? Ed Brouwer discusses the importance of critical thinking on the fire ground. » 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...
Sponsored Spotlight 
CIA Expo

Register Today for Careers in Aviation Expo 2019, Mississauga

Presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS, in partnership with Premier Sponsor WestJet, the 2019 Careers in Aviation Expo program continues this September 21 at WestJet’s hangar in Mississauga. Use Code EARLYBIRD10 by September 10 to receive $10 off.

For just $35 your Expo Pass includes lunch and refreshment breaks, access to five keynote presentations from industry leaders, more than 35 top aviation organizations exhibiting at the event, and NEW Breakout Sessions for attendees to explore specific career options within small groups led by an inspiring mentor.

Through the Careers in Aviation registration page, attendees can sign up for four Breakout Sessions throughout the day with pilots, AMEs (M1, M2, E, S), aerospace engineers, military personnel, corporate leaders and even human-resource professionals who will provide job-seeking tips. >> Register now

Calgary fire truck flips over while returning from training

An investigation is underway after a Calgary fire truck tipped over in the southeast end of the city Saturday morning. » Learn more

London, Ont., crews respond to ammonia leak

Hazardous material crews investigated an ammonia leak at Farquharson Arena in London, Ont., on Sunday afternoon, with neighbours briefly asked to “shelter in place” as the London Fire Department dealt with the issue. » Learn more

Officials probing string of car fires in Moncton

Three cars caught fire early Sunday morning in Moncton, N.B., and RCMP are categorizing those fires as “suspicious,” said Sgt. Dave MacDonnell. He said officers were dispatched to three separate car fires, all within five kilometres of each other between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

At the ready

Many firefighters volunteer with humanitarian organizations, using their unique skills to help vulnerable people around the world recover from disasters. Hope, B.C., 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 coordinated by the Canadian Red Cross. Freeman has been called out to five disasters in the Caribbean and around the world. Check it out here! » Listen now

Canadian Firefighter Career Expo

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Canadian Firefighter Training Day

September 28, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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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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