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Halifax chief sounds alarm over ‘dire’ situation on Eastern Shore

Geography and manpower significantly curb firefighting proficiency in rural areas of Halifax Regional Municipality. Ken Stuebing, chief of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, said the risk is particularly acute in the Eastern Shore area stretching southwesterly from Moser River toward Musquodoboit Harbour.

Yukon First Nations Wildfire leader ‘very moved, very humbled’ by $1 million funding boost

It was a big enough deal to win an Arctic Inspiration Prize — but that was just the start. Yukon First Nations Wildfire ended up leaving the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony this week with more than $1 million in new funding — $410,000 from the prize, plus an additional $622,000 from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).

P.E.I. forest firefighters bound for Australia

Two wildfire fighters from Prince Edward Island are heading to Australia to assist with the unprecedented forest fires happening in that country.
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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

In 1918, a 356-page report titled “Fire Waste in Canada” was published by the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association to generate interest in and find a solution to the problem of fire waste in Canada. A review of this report – written by J. Grove Smith and presented to the Attorney General of Canada – reveals that despite many changes over the last century, many conclusions remain true. By Len Garis » Read more...
Bringing expertise across borders

Bringing expertise across borders

On Nov. 21, 2019, five Fire Rescue International Training Association (FRITA) members arrived in Peru to deliver fire service training programs in the town of Pisac. FRITA is a volunteer-based organization created in 2012 by a small group of firefighters from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. With the goal of sending Canadian firefighters to instruct in developing fire departments in Latin America, FRITA matches the training needs of a host department with an instructor’s skills and knowledge. By Norm MacLeod » Read more...
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Ottawa firefighters perform rare extrication after collision

Ottawa first responders were called to a scene shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday to extricate one person from a sedan. When firefighters arrived on scene, they cut the roof off the vehicle to access the patient and quickly assessed that the trapped person was wrapped around a cement pole at the hip. » Learn more

Montreal firefighters respond to four-alarm industrial blaze

Montreal firefighters responded to a four-alarm blaze at an industrial building in the Saint-Laurent borough on Sunday night. Flames broke out around 6 p.m. and dozens of firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after. » Learn more

Fire forces evacuation of Burlington, Ont., hotel

A Burlington hotel was evacuated Friday after an early morning fire broke out. Fire crews were called to the Best Western Plus on Queensway Dr. near Guelph Ln. around 3 a.m. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

A changing fire service

Join us for a conversation with Judy Unsworth, the deputy fire chief of operations for the town of Strathmore, Alta. Unsworth is the 2019 Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Volunteer Chief of the Year. She speaks candidly with Hope, B.C., Chief Tom DeSorcy about her experiences, including building a fire department from scratch. Unsworth also shares her thoughts on diversity and changing demographics in the fire service alongside what’s happening with the mental health conversation in Alberta. Tune in for a great perspective on the evolving nature of the fire service from an award winning chief. » Listen now

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

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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B.C. Fire Expo and FCABC Education Summit

June 7 – June 11, 2020
Location: Vernon, B.C.
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