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Fire and rescue services in Alberta hit with $500,000 cut

The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association is protesting a cut by the province it says will affect the way municipalities train firefighters and respond to emergencies. The $500,000 clawback to fire departments will force municipalities to choose the level of service they can offer the community, the association said in a press release sent Friday.

“There’s no preparation for tragedy’: Halifax firefighter speaks about impact of Barho house fire

A firefighter who responded to the tragic Spryfield house fire that killed seven children is speaking out. He says he’s both proud of what firefighters tried to do, and, still troubled by the outcome.

Winnipeg chief calls for removal of six fire stations: report

A new strategic plan from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says the city needs fewer stations and a new one in Waverley West to improve response times.
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Cancer in firefighters

Cancer in firefighters

This three-part series is a call to action and retrospective on firefighters and cancer through the eyes of an oncologist. Part 1 in our series looks at the modern statistical picture before delving into the history of firefighters and the dangers they faced. Part 2 will focus on medicine and disease in ancient firefighters. Part 3 will take us back to the present and look ahead to what needs to be done to change the increased risk of cancer that firefighters face. By Dr. Kenneth Kunz » Read more...
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...
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Firefighters tackle massive blaze at CN Rail Building

A CN roundhouse in Prince Rupert, B.C., has been destroyed in a massive blaze. Prince Rupert firefighters arrived at the scene at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to attempt to extinguish the blaze which reached from ground level at the waterfront rail lines to the cliff top above First Ave. » Learn more

Toronto house under construction collapses, falls into home next door

Emergency services responded to a home under construction in Toronto’s west end after it collapsed Thursday afternoon. Toronto Fire Services were called to the house on Homeview Avenue near Jane Street, north of St. Clair Avenue West, at around 1:00 p.m. » Learn more

Fire closes Edmonton recreation centre

The Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Rundle Park is closed until further notice after a fire on the facility’s roof. The call came in at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday. Seven crews were called to the centre, plus the hazmat team. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Into the wild

Mark Healey, planning chief for the BC Wildfire Service, talks to Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about changes in wildfire management, including the rise of wildland urban interface and building successful partnerships. Healey recently came back from assisting with the bushfire crisis in Australia and he shares what he learned from the Australian operation and novel fire behaviour. » Listen now

IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference

March 24 - March 26, 2020
Location: Reno, Nev
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Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Canadian Championship

March 26 – April 4, 2020
Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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Northeastern Fire Education Conference

March 27- 29
Location: Huntsville, Ont.
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