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‘Stunning’: Scientists surprised at Fort McMurray fire’s long lasting impacts on rivers

Four years after its flames guttered out, the record-breaking Fort McMurray wildfire continues to astound—this time with its lasting impact on an extensive river system.

Five forest fires now burning across Labrador

There are now five active forest fires being reported in Labrador as of Saturday morning, according to the province’s fire duty officer.

Richmond, B.C., RCMP ask for help to find serial arsonist

Richmond RCMP is looking for a serial arsonist after recording 15 similar fires since January 2020. The latest incident happened on Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. PT on the edge of Blundell Park near an elementary school.
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While you were at COVID: Fire policy advances in Ottawa

While fire departments were playing their positions during the COVID-19 crisis, policy issues impacting our sector continued to evolve at the national level. What are some of these issues and how do they affect the fire service? By Tina Saryeddine. » Read more...
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FireLines: Becoming versatile

The fire service, I have come to realize through the good fortune of my engagement and involvement with fire departments across Canada, is diverse yet consistent and invariably challenging. I recently assumed the role of fire chief for the Town of Nipawin, Sask. This exciting new position entailed a move from my home province of some 27 years to a place with, I’m learning, both differences and similarities. By Dave Balding. » Read more...
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This year’s FPW campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™” works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen. Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. >> Order now

Suspicious fire damages ski club in Grand Falls-Windsor

A third suspicious fire in eight days is creating a concerning trend for the Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department in Newfoundland. Fire crews responded to a call at the Exploits Nordic Ski Club shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. When they arrived on the scene, a building housing a trail groomer and snow machine was completely engulfed in flames. » Learn more

Faulty janitorial equipment likely sparked Saanich school fire

Portions of a Saanich, B.C., elementary school may not reopen for use until after the official start of school following a Saturday fire likely caused by faulty janitorial equipment. » Learn more

Windsor, Ont., crews respond to two house fires within minutes of each other

Windsor Fire responded to two house fires within minutes of each other Saturday afternoon. » Learn more
Fire Fighting This Week

Education and the pandemic

Phil Bott, division chief for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI), talks about changes in education, feedback from students, the ongoing need for recruits and the growing importance of technology. » Listen now

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Canadian Firefighters Memorial

September 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada

September 14 - 15, 2020
Location: Virtual
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