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California governor asks Canada for help as flames continue to ravage state

California Governor Gavin Newsom requested aid from Canada and Australia firefighters on Friday, as the state struggles to contain the raging wildfires that have killed six people and forced thousands to flee from their homes.

Saskatoon Fire Department gets aerosol spray that reduces temperatures when fighting fires

The Saskatoon Fire Department has been equipped with a new fire extinguisher that disperses an aerosol spray to reduce temperatures where being used.

‘If you can help, why not?’ says Prince Edward Island firefighter collecting gear for departments in Beirut

He collected five tonnes of fire gear for Mexico, donated supplies to a couple of dozen departments in the Maritimes, now Prince Edward Island firefighter Kory MacAusland is helping collect equipment for firefighters in Beirut.
MSA Safety

Fire Doesn’t Care What Your Helmet Looks Like

At MSA Cairns® we offer a wide variety of helmet options, from established firehouse favorites to next-generation styles – every one engineered to the highest safety and performance standards.

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Dave Balding

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...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Ladder Dating, Part 3

Today, every fire truck in service is equipped with two ground ladders: a roof ladder and an extension ladder. Usually the combo set is a 14-foot roof ladder and a 24-foot extension ladder, though this can vary depending upon the specific requirements of the department and truck. Every ladder, regardless of length, has reach limitations so firefighters must know how to work within them. By Mark van der Feyst. » Read more...

Order Now for Fire Prevention Week

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.

Firehall Bookstore has everything you need to educate your community, from ready-to-use kits, such as the best-selling Fire Prevention Week in Box, to brochures, safety tips sheets, printable activities, logos, and much more.

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Fire at SaskTel building leaves residents without 911 service

Residents of Spiritwood, Sask., have lost internet, phone and cell service after a fire at a SaskTel building on Sunday, the RCMP say. The service disruption has also affected 911 service. » Learn more

Teen arrested after fishing boat blaze in Port Stanley

A 19-year-old has been arrested following a fire on a commercial fishing boat in Port Stanley, Ont., Elgin County OPP said. The boat was fully engulfed in flames, said police, by the time emergency services responded to the harbour at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. » Learn more

Grand Prairie crews respond to structure fire at International Paper

The International Paper wood room building in Grand Prairie, Alta., caught fire on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service Dunes and Clairmont Stations responded to the reported structure fire. » Learn more

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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EMS World Expo

Sept. 14 - 18, 2020
Location: Virtual
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