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Seven Ottawa firefighters among those honoured at annual ceremony remembering the fallen

In a small group, in the rain, a contingent of local firefighters and representatives from the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation gathered on LeBreton Flats in Ottawa on Sunday for a pandemic version of the annual ceremony honouring lives lost in the line of duty.

Toronto fire chief back at the helm of city’s COVID-19 response as cases tick up

Fire Chief Matthew Pegg is once again leading Toronto’s response to COVID-19 on a full-time basis after returning to his fire chief role when cases were on the decline.

9/11 death toll continues to rise as firefighters, survivors fall victim to cancer

Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago. But the death toll continues to climb as firefighters from across the country who responded to New York get cancer.

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Trainer's Corner

Trainer’s Corner: Caring for compassion fatigue

PTSD is one of several anxiety disorders that affect one in 10 people, making it the most common category of mental health problem, reports the Canadian Mental Health Association. In amongst PTSD is the complex issue of compassion fatigue, and that is the main subject before us today. By Ed Brouwer. » Read more...
Breaking down borders

Breaking down borders

For nearly 20 years, Firefighters Without Borders, a Canadian NGO, has donated equipment and provided training to departments in need around the world. Here’s their story. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Read more...
Firehall Bookstore

Fire Prevention Week is almost here – Order now!

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.

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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Pilot program allows New Brunswick first responders to text for mental health help

A new pilot project in New Brunswick is allowing first responders the chance to seek help by text message if they are experiencing mental distress. Rothesay-based Hope 4 Heroes Canada, in partnership with Kids Help Phone, has launched a Crisis Text Line service across the province. » Learn more

Whitby pubs partner with Wounded Warriors Canada to support Durham’s first responders

The Royal Oak Pubs in Whitby, Ont., announced a new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada, which will help support first responders in Durham. Starting Friday, customers at both locations will be able to round up their bill to the nearest dollar, with all proceeding being donated to Wounded Warriors Canada. » Learn more

Milton firefighter injured after explosion on Highway 401

A Milton, Ont., firefighter has been seriously injured after a response to a vehicle fire on Highway 401 took a turn for the worse when the gas tank exploded. » Learn more

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

October 19, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Firehouse Expo

Dec. 8 – Dec. 9, 2020
Location: Virtual
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FDIC International

April 19 - April 24, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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