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CAFC announces the award winning chiefs of the year

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and the Fire Underwriters Survey of Canada named the winners of the Fire Chief of the Year Awards during Virtually Fire Rescue Canada's 2020 Celebration of Excellence. The awards went to Fire Chief Ken McMullen of Red Deer Fire and Emergency Services (Career) and Fire Chief Randy Schroeder, Town of Mayerthorpe Fire Department (Volunteer).

How weather, COVID-19 spared Canada from wildfires like those in the United States

Canada has experienced a lower than average number of wildfires this year thanks in part to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as cooler temperatures and wetter conditions compared to the United States, where devastating and record-setting wildfires have been raging across large swaths of the west coast this year.

Saskatoon assistant fire chief says arson count likely to double in 2020

Saskatoon assistant fire chief Yvonne Raymer said she expects there will be twice as many deliberately-set fires in the city in 2020 as there was last year.

A TIC for Every Firefighter

Buy a FLIR K53, K55, or K65 and Get Rewarded

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Leadership Forum: Canada’s red cups

Without any doubt, 2020 has presented a number of unprecedented challenges for first responders. In March, for the first time in more than 28 years, I stepped away from being directly connected with the fire service. I did so to take on the responsibility for leading the City of Toronto’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. By Matthew Pegg. » Read more...
Gord Schreiner

StopBad: Getting through this together

Managing our way through Covid-19 has been a huge challenge for fire service. This global health crisis has forced us all to quickly change and adapt. The fire service is positioned well to tackle the necessary changes. By Gord Schreiner. » Read more...

Demo our SCBA virtually

The MSA G1 SCBA provides the revolutionary safety capabilities of today with the ability to be seamlessly updated as technology changes in the future. MSA is the first breathing apparatus manufacturer to provide a platform-oriented safety-as-a-system SCBA. Schedule a virtual demo now.

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Apartment fire in Dieppe displaces 53 people

Dozens of people have been displaced after an apartment complex in Dieppe, N.B., was damaged in a fire Saturday evening. » Learn more

Man airlifted to London following fire in Port Elgin

A man was airlifted to hospital in London, Ont., after suffering severe burns during an apartment fire in Port Elgin Sunday evening. » Learn more

Crews from three departments respond to blaze at Winnipeg mobile home park

Two homes and a garage were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a mobile home park near Birds Hill Provincial Park in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon. » Learn more

IAFC Fire-Rescue International

October 19, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Aerial Firefighting Virtual Symposium

October 22, 2020
Location: Virtual
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Firehouse Expo

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