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Canada sends more fire specialists to help battle Australia wildfires

As more than 150 fires continued to ravage Australia over the weekend, Canada sent a fourth deployment of fire specialists to New South Wales to help battle the blazes that have so far killed 23 people, burned 5 million hectares of land and destroyed an estimated 480 million animals.

Pelican Lake First Nations buys Saskatchewan Fire Department truck

A First Nation community that has had to fight fires with a converted three-quarter ton truck now has a real fire truck, courtesy of the Saskatoon Fire Department.

Winnipeg firefighter union speaks out after violent assault

In the late hours of New Year’s Eve, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a fire alarm at an apartment on Elgin Avenue. When crews went inside they were confronted by a man with a knife who threatened to kill them.
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Improving efficiency with data

A case study on how Burlington Fire Department in Ontario uses data analytics and GIS spatial analysis to drive performance. By Jin Y Xie » Read more...
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
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Arson suspected in fire at 100-year-old Montreal building

The Montreal police’s arson squad is investigating after someone set fire to a more than 100-year-old building in downtown Montreal on Friday. » Learn more

Fire marshal concludes on-site investigation of P.E.I. arena blaze

The P.E.I. fire marshal has turned over the site of the Tyne Valley sports centre to the arena’s insurance company — but the investigation into the cause of the fire that destroyed the building is still ongoing. The building was a total loss after the fire. » Learn more

Oil-soaked rags spark fire at Vancouver furniture store

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services says it put out a fire at a furniture store Saturday morning that was sparked by a chemical reaction from oily rags. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Defining stress and states of mental health

Mental wellness is closely related to preventative care. For the fire service, this means reaching out for help before one's sense of self seriously deteriorates. Nick Halmasy, a former firefighter, registered psychotherapist and founder of After the Call, joins host Tom DeSorcy, the fire chief in Hope, B.C., for a conversation about his experience with stressful calls alongside determining what is or isn't within the range of a biologically normal stress response. He emphasizes there are a multitude of roles stress plays in a person's life. A state of mental distress does not always indicate PTSD, but needs appropriate help nonetheless. » 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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