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October 1, 2019

New project researching toxin exposure

Canadian firefighters are at a higher risk of cancer and a new study is looking into toxin exposure. AGAT Laboratories is partnering with the Calgary Fire Department to identify the various toxins members contact on the job.

Trailblazing firefighter retires

When Nancy Innes applied to be a firefighter in 1992, she didn’t know she would become a trailblazer for the Surrey Fire Department in British Columbia. Innes, along with Isabel Ruediger (who applied at the same time), would become the first ever female firefighters in the city.

Greenview, Alberta names new regional fire chief

Wayne Brown is the new regional fire chief in Greenview, Alta. Brown spent the last 35 years with fire services across Alberta, most recently with the Calgary Coordinated Safety Response Team and Internal Safety Response Unit.
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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 talks about 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. » Read more...
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Markham, Ontario crews battle vehicle fires

Markham, Ont., fire crews doused three vehicle fires, believed to have been intentionally set, on Saturday evening. » Learn more

Fire damages historic building in downtown Winnipeg

Firefighters spent hours Sunday morning fighting to save a downtown heritage building being converted to a boutique hotel. Fire crews rushed to the scene at about 2:00 a.m. where flames ripped through the roof of the seven-storey building. » Learn more

Man jumps from third-storey balcony to escape apartment fire

The Saskatoon Fire Department is investigating the cause of an apartment fire that forced a man to jump from a third-floor balcony on Saturday morning. » 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

Firehouse Expo

October 8 to October 12, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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Society of Fire Protection Engineers North America Conference and Expo

October 13 to October 18, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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EMS World Expo

October 14 to October 18, 2019
Location: New Orleans, LA.
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