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Federal government investing $5 million in national wildfire research

The federal government is investing $5 million to create a national wildfire research network, two years after the Canadian Forest Service warned that Canada’s expertise and research on forest fires was not keeping up with the dramatic shifts associated with climate change.

Guelph, Ont., firefighters now carry naloxone on all responding vehicles

Firefighters in Guelph are now equipped with naloxone, a potentially life-saving medication that can be used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. As of Sunday, all of the Guelph Fire Department’s responding vehicles now have a naloxone kit on board and every firefighter has been trained in its use, said fire chief Dave Elloway.

Alberta sends 60 firefighters to help battle Quebec wildfires

Alberta Wildfire has sent 60 firefighters to Quebec to help wildfire operations there as a massive fire burns in the Lac-St-Jean region.
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Fort Garry Fire Trucks Unveils SAM Demo Unit at FFIC Virtual Summit

Fort Garry Fire Trucks was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of Fire Fighting in Canada's Virtual Summit on June 26, 2020. We unveiled our brand new SAM Demo unit. SAM is an integrated total water control system that manages your truck’s pump, tank, intakes and discharges. The SAM system replaces your pressure governor and takes care of opening and closing valves based on operator settings. Now firefighters can control all pump controls on a 10″ touch-screen display. If you’re interested in this new rig search us up on Facebook and follow us for videos and updates on this build and others including our Bronto All-Rounder the first articulated ladder platform of its kind built on a commercial chassis.

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StopBad: Adapting to changing times

While the fire service has always been known for its ability to adapt to various circumstances, no one would have expected the rapid onset of change propelled by a global health crisis. Everything we do has changed. Fire departments everywhere are adapting to these changes in their own way to meet the needs of the citizens, while ensuring they keep their firefighters safe. By Gord Schreiner. » Read more...

COVID-19: Re-opening considerations for commercial high-rise buildings and fire safety

Fire safety and code compliance are significantly impacted as commercial high-rise building managers in Toronto plan to implement their COVID-19 re-opening programs. Unfortunately, five out of five published re-opening guides for commercial high-rise buildings do not consider the many impacts to fire safety. By Jason Reid. » Read more...
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Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage

In Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage, author Anne Gagliano, the widely read Fire Engineering and columnist, has teamed up with her husband, Captain Mike Gagliano, to share their 30-plus years of personal experience on how marriage can thrive in the chaotic world of firefighting.

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Firefighters respond to reports of explosions at Calgary garage

Calgary fire and police crews responded to a garage fire in southeast Calgary Saturday morning after receiving reports from neighbours who said they heard explosions and gunshots. » Learn more

Officials investigating pair of suspicious fires in Montreal

The Montreal police arson squad is investigating whether there is a link between two fires that took place early Monday morning. » Learn more

Fire destroys iconic Collingwood, Ont., business

Fire broke out at the Old Red Hen Restaurant in Collingwood overnight Thursday, causing significant damage to the building. The blaze started around 3 a.m. on Thursday at the iconic downtown building. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Fire Prevention Week theme for 2020

Laura King, Canadian regional education specialist with the NFPA, shares details of this year’s NFPA fire prevention week theme: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. King talks about the core messages and timeliness of the campaign, alongside what resources are now available to start building your fire prevention week campaigns. Fire prevention week started in 1925 in Canada and remains a critical public education tool. » Listen now

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
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Canadian Firefighters Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 14 - 15, 2020
Location: Virtual
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