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Hundreds of cattle enlisted to help wildfire prevention efforts in British Columbia

A wildfire prevention project in southeastern British Columbia has enlisted an army of unusual soldiers to help keep dry grasses and other tinder in check. Two-hundred cattle spent June grazing on a 52 sq. km area of Crown land south of Cranbrook, B.C., as part of the pilot project.

Environment Canada warns of high levels of air pollution amid multiple fires in western Nova Scotia

Environment Canada is warning of elevated levels of air pollution for most of western Nova Scotia as multiple wildfires continue to burn in the area.

Plaza memorializing fallen firefighters takes shape outside station

Work is underway on a new memorial plaza immortalizing Saanich, B.C., firefighters who lost their lives while on duty.
Starfield Lion

Starfield LION Comfort, Safety, Mobility, INNOVATION.

Starfield LION has a legacy and ongoing history of introducing new products and services which are always designed to ensure the health, safety and performance of the first responders who serve our communities and our country. Starfield LION’s game-changing PPE innovations are designed to best prepare firefighters, EMS teams and law enforcement officers for the dangers and hazards they face each day. For decades, Starfield LION has been the industry leader in the fight against firefighter stress by incorporating innovative design features and materials to deliver the most natural, least restrictive movement possible.

From bunker gear, to helmets and gloves, Starfield LION offers a full line of PPE solutions to fit your department’s needs. As we continue to develop new and enhance existing PPE products and services, our primary goal remains the same: To keep you safe and always.... >> Learn More
Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Ladder Dating – The weight and feel

The fourth installment of the Ladder Dating series takes a detailed look at the weight and feel of a ground ladder. The ground ladder is an especially useful but underused tool on the fire ground and one reasons it is often underused is due to the weight of it. By Mark van der Feyst. » Read more...
Tom DeSorcy

Volunteer Vision: Time to raise the game for the volunteer

Volunteers of the world, the time has come to raise your game. It’s time to step up to the standard of the fire service. No longer are we being painted with the same brush and the same should apply outside the volunteer fire department. By Tom DeSorcy. » Read more...

Win a free Macaw Backpack and Nozzle Kit

Compressed Air Foam manufacturer Intelagard, will give away up to $75,000 in fire suppression and decontamination equipment to first responders to aid in the CAUSE of rebuilding our global economy.

Dennis Smagac, President of Intelagard states: "As the global economy has been severely impacted by the Corona Virus, we at Intelagard want to give back to those organizations that have been and continue to be crucial to the safety of the community."

Intelagard will give away 12 Macaw® Backpacks with 3-piece nozzle sets to fire departments, hazmat teams, hospitals, police departments and municipalities.

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Generator issues creating black smoke at Canada Place: Edmonton fire officials

Edmonton fire officials said Saturday that there were generator issues causing black smoke at Canada Place. » Learn more

Wildfire in Yarmouth County brought under control

A wildfire in the Argyle area of Yarmouth County in Nova Scotia is contained after growing to 18 hectares when winds picked up and shifted late Saturday afternoon. » Learn more

Shed fire started by children sends three people to hospital

Three people were brought to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation after a shed was set on fire by a group of children in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau, Que. » 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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