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Winnipeg firefighters' union wants province to take over ambulance services

The union representing Winnipeg firefighters said it’s time the province took over ambulance services in the city. Currently, the city provides the service and bills the province. The two sides are now in negotiations for a new funding deal which is past due.

Shinimicas chief says district will be without fire service this winter

The fire chief in Shinimicas, on Nova Scotia’s north shore, says bureaucracy is holding up construction of a new fire hall to replace one that burned down in April. He said it means there will be no fire coverage for the district this winter.

Bradford approves next phase of shared fire services study

In a meeting of council last week, Phase 2 of the joint fire services study between Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil was unanimously approved by all BWG council members.
Fort Garry

See the New Bronto All-Rounder

Fort Garry Fire Trucks is a proud distributor of sales, service, and parts for the versatile Bronto aerial platforms. We proudly unveiled our brand new Bronto All - Rounder this Spring. It is the first articulated aerial ladder platform built on a commercial chassis in North America and proudly manufactured in Canada. The vehicle features a 92-foot articulated ladder platform with a working outreach over 65 feet and a water-spraying capacity of 1250 USGPM. The vehicle measures under 13 feet tall, 42 feet long, and 9 feet wide. For more information, click here!
Ladder Dating

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...
Firehall Bookstore

The Functional Fire Company: Positioning Small Groups for Success and Survival

What people are saying about this book:

“Chief Scott Thompson combines his decades of experience and years of observation with today’s leadership skills and provides a path for the successful fire department to follow. The Functional Fire Company will take you step by step from being an ordinary fire department to one that defines excellence.”
Rick Lasky, Fire Chief (ret.) Texas

“Chief Thompson has spent his entire career focusing on training and organizational effectiveness. The Functional Fire Company is his life’s work wrapped up into a playbook that offers insight into how to make your organization perform at maximum proficiency. Experience, perspective, and a never-quit mentality are evident as Chief Thompson provides a unique view to solving problems in the modern-day fire service.”
Terry McGrath, Assistant Chief, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

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Fire in Montreal apartment building leaves 12 families homeless

A major fire in Montreal’s Ville-Marie borough early Sunday morning has left 12 families without a home. » Learn more

Arson suspected in string of Burnaby fires

Police are asking for help to find the person who set fire to a series of vehicles and a tent with two people in it early Sunday morning in Burnaby, B.C. » Learn more

Lightning strike ruptures gas line sparking Thunder Bay house fire

There were no injuries in a Thunder Bay, Ont., house fire that started when a lightning strike ruptured a natural gas line on Monday morning, firefighters said. » 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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FSWO 2020 Virtual Training Symposium

Nov. 1 – 13, 2020
Location: Virtual
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