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Rise in incidents keeping Alberta search and rescue busy

Search and rescue crews are asking Albertans to prepare for exploring the outdoors as they experience an increase in calls, which are responded to by many volunteers.

Trial stalls for Canada’s first night-time wildfire fighting chopper

Despite successful trials in early July and a small string of subsequent fires in the province, the BC Wildfire Service hasn’t continued testing Canada’s first night-flying firefighting helicopter.

Red Lake fire ‘under control’ as residents return home

A forest fire that was barrelling through Ontario on a collision course with a small town earlier this week has been officially deemed under control, meaning thousands of people can return to their homes.

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Fire investigation

How best to assist a fire investigation

The reason we investigate fires is to prevent future ones: to save lives and preserve property. It is that simple. The evolving fire service is learning to place a greater value on fire prevention, but how can you prevent fires if you don’t know what causes them? By David Moseley. » Read more...
Chris Harrow

Leadership Forum: The meaning of a mentor

With the pandemic restrictions starting to ease, I’ve had the chance to have more conversations with a couple of new peers. One topic came up a few times was the idea of mentoring; how it works and what makes it work so well. By having these conversations with new ideas and new perspectives, I have gained a new respect and priority for mentoring and how valuable it is. By Chris Harrow. » Read more...

St. John’s crews tackle blaze at metal recycling facility

Firefighters were called to a large fire at a metal recycling facility in St. John’s Monday afternoon. The blaze started at about 1:30 p.m. when a scrap vehicle caught fire near a mound of other vehicles being recycled and the blaze spread quickly from there. » Learn more

Lightning sparks six fires across Vancouver Island

The BC Wildfire Service said lightning sparked six small fires on Vancouver Island Sunday night. » Learn more

Fire led to fatal explosion in front of Kitchener courthouse: police

Waterloo Regional Police in Ontario now say Friday’s fatal explosion in front of the Kitchener courthouse was the result of an incendiary device that was ignited within the vehicle. » Learn more

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 13 - 16, 2020
Location: Virtual
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