View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@

Winnipeg firefighters now wearing reusable respirator masks while on call

Winnipeg’s firefighters and paramedics will now be sporting reusable respirator masks while on call, instead of disposable ones. The City of Winnipeg announced on Friday that the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has switched from N95 respirator masks to MSA Advantage 200 SL respirator masks, which are often used at fire scenes or hazardous material incidents.

‘We need to stay home’: British Columbians urged to avoid preventable injuries amid COVID-19

Doctors and first responders are urging British Columbians to refrain from taking unnecessary risks that can lead to preventable injuries that take up valuable hospital beds during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

‘It’s the only way we’re going to beat this thing:’ Retired firefighter with COVID-19 urges physical distancing

A retired Winnipeg firefighter in intensive care with COVID-19 is urging Manitobans to keep up physical distancing efforts.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Noratek Solutions

How FPOs Are Fixing Their Fire Inspection Backlog

Many fire departments across Canada are struggling with a fire inspection backlog. But some are actually ahead of schedule – and it’s thanks to technology that organizes the properties they need to inspect, provides checklists based on the fire code, and automatically generates reports that can be emailed or printed on the spot. Find out more about the inspection software used by small towns and large cities alike.

>> See The Tools That Make Fire Inspections Faster

Leadership Forum: What legacy are you leaving behind?

Apparatus will change, stations will be renovated and procedures will update, but it’s interactions and conversations with you that personnel and peers will remember. They will remember how you handled difficult situations more than they will remember “stuff” bought. By Chris Harrow. » Read more...
Mental health

Mental health literacy

To help address mental health concerns, the fire service needs to move past awareness and reach educated fluency. By Nick Halmasy, Amanda Brazil, Robin Campbell » Read more...
Firehall Bookstore

Firehall Bookstore

Firehall Bookstore remains open to serve our customers. We continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and are focused on providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, customers and communities.

Additionally, we wish to say a special THANK YOU to all the essential workers who are supporting and lifting up our communities at this challenging time.

We are stocked and ready to ship the NFPA and IFSTA items you need.

Order today, ships tomorrow!

>> Learn More

Three Windsor, Ont., firefighters test positive for COVID-19

Three of the city’s firefighters have contracted the novel coronavirus, Windsor Fire and Rescue Services confirmed Thursday. The trio is currently self-isolating, and steps have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease through the department, said Andrea DeJong, deputy chief of support services. » Learn more

B.C. crews battle trio of suspected human-caused wildfires

The Easter long weekend was busy for the BC Wildfire Service, with three suspected human-caused blazes burning in the massive Kamloops Fire Centre. » Learn more

Massive fire at B.C. home under construction spreads to neighbouring property

Surrey RCMP are investigating a house fire that’s left at least one family homeless. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

President of the CAFC on the COVID-19 pandemic

What is happening nationwide for the fire service during COVID-19? John McKearney, president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and the fire chief in Whistler, B.C., shares his observations on fire department response during COVID-19 and how the CAFC is supporting the fire service. Tune in for this important COVID-19 update from a national perspective. » Listen now

FDIC International – postponed

April 20 – April 25, 2020
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
» Learn more

OAFC 2020 – cancelled

April 30 – May 2, 2020
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
» Learn more

VCOS Symposium in the Spring – cancelled

April 30 - May 2, 2020
Location: Minneapolis, MN
» Learn more