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Edmonton firefighter unofficially breaks world record in ice coffin during muscular dystrophy campout

An Edmonton firefighter had an especially freezing start to his Wednesday when he spent more than two hours in an “ice coffin,” unofficially breaking the world record.

‘Dangerously low number’: Milton, Ont., fire union sounds alarm on shortage of full-time firefighters

The head of a Milton fire union is sounding the alarm on the shortage of full-time firefighters, warning there’s an increasing risk to public safety — and the fire crews — after the 2020 town budget failed to address the need for more staffing.

New Brunswick firefighters take electric car fire training

As more electric vehicles hit the road, first responders are having to learn how to respond to car fires and the different approaches needed to safely tackle a fire in an electric vehicle.
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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...
Back to Basics: Ladder dating

Back to Basics: Ladder dating

We have begun a new year, and along with this we are going to begin a new series with the Back to Basics column called Ladder Dating. Ladder Dating will be an in-depth look at ground ladder operations for the firefighter. By Mark van der Feyst » Read more...

Firefighter injured battling Scarborough house fire

A firefighter is in hospital after being injured while battling house fire in Scarborough, Ont., on Thursday night. » Learn more

Two people injured, one critically in Toronto apartment fire

A man has been rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a fire in a downtown Toronto apartment building Thursday evening, officials say. » Learn more

London, Ont., house fire considered suspicious

A house fire Thursday morning in London has been deemed suspicious. Fire officials say it caused $400,000 in damage. » 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

Firehouse World 2020

Feb. 24-27. 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

March 3, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 24 - March 26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev
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