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December 17, 2019

CTV News investigating allegations against Vancouver department

CTV News is investigating bullying and harassment allegations leveled against the Vancouver fire department after the news agency obtained an internal memo.

Volunteer firefighter killed in crash with combine

Firefighters in Brooke-Alvinston, Ont., are mourning the loss of one of their own following a fatal crash involving a farm vehicle.

Winnipeg’s fire chief brings attention to lack of resources

John Lane, the fire chief of Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service, told Global News the city’s fire department resources are extremely taxed and EMS capability is at capacity.
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Fire Chief Gord Schreiner

StopBad: Improving our environmental footprint

How can your department go green while improving the health and safety of your members? The fire hall in Comox, B.C., alongside its training centre, are home to a number of innovative measures. Fire Chief Gord Schreiner shares the details in his latest StopBad column. » Read more...
Forging new beliefs

Forging new beliefs

There is a saying that we see the past through rose-coloured glasses. What if we saw the present in a similar way? What if what you saw was less important than how you viewed it? If this was so, wouldn’t we be that much more successful at protecting ourselves against psychological distress and harm? Fortunately, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that this is true. By Nick Halmasy » Read more...

Firefighters rescue four people from fire near pediatric centre

Firefighters rescued four people who were trapped on the roof of a burning building after a fire broke out on rue Notre Dame, early Saturday morning, Gatineau, Que., police say. » Learn more

Overnight blaze in Calgary claims man’s life

A house fire that started late Friday night in the southwest community of Glendale left one man dead, Calgary Fire Department officials say. » Learn more

Fire tears through cabin at Big White Ski Resort

A large fire has destroyed a popular cabin that stood for decades at Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna. B.C. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Cancer in firefighters: What needs to be done?

Firefighters face an increased risk of cancer. Practices to reduce this risk, such as gross decon and the use of wipes are becoming more widespread alongside technologies like cleaner cab. Presumptive cancer legislation is also expanding in various parts of Canada. What needs to be done next and what do firefighters need to know about caring for their health? Dr. Kenneth Kunz, a medical oncologist and passionate advocate for firefighter cancer care, joins Tom DeSorcy, the fire chief in Hope, B.C., for a conversation that imparts an important message for the fire service on how to protect the health of those who protect the public. » Listen now

Lambton County Firefighters’ Fire Trade Show

Jan. 25, 2020
Location: Point Edward, Ont.
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Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar

Jan. 29-30, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Firehouse World 2020

Feb. 24-27. 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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