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Expanding the list of services to charge for in hopes of educating residents

Starting this month, Central York Fire Services in Ontario expanded its list of services it will charge for to the tune of $480 per hour per fire truck. The initiative comes with the hopes of educating residents on actions they can take to avoid tying up firefighters who are needed for emergencies.

Kingsville appoints new deputy chief

The Town of Kingsville, Ont., has appointed a new deputy fire chief following the departure of its top two fire officials. Last month, the Town said Fire Chief Chuck Parson and Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Dean were placed on leave.

Windsor man acquitted of manslaughter in death of district fire chief

Saying her decision doesn’t take away from the magnitude of the loss of one person’s life violently cut short, a judge acquitted a Windsor, Ont., man accused of manslaughter in the 2018 death of Lakeshore district Fire Chief Joe St. Louis.

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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...
Firefighters Without 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...

How FPOs Are Fixing Their Fire Inspection Backlog

Many fire departments across Canada are struggling with a fire inspection backlog. But some are actually ahead of schedule – and it’s thanks to technology that organizes the properties they need to inspect, provides checklists based on the fire code, and automatically generates reports that can be emailed or printed on the spot. Find out more about the inspection software used by small towns and large cities alike.

>> See The Tools That Make Fire Inspections Faster

Fire destroys lobster pound in Nova Scotia, police say man is in hospital with injuries

Nova Scotia RCMP say a man is in hospital with life threatening injuries believed to be related to a large fire that destroyed a lobster pound in southwestern Nova Scotia overnight Friday. » Learn more

Teenager taken to hospital after Halifax building fire

One person has been taken to hospital after a fire on Hammonds Plains Road in Halifax on Monday. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Deputy Chief David Meldrum told Global News that fire crews were called to the scene in the 1300 block of Hammonds Plains Road a little after 11:00 a.m. » Learn more

Businesses damaged, stretch of Cambie Street closed after overnight fire in Vancouver

Five businesses have been damaged in an overnight fire near a major intersection in Vancouver. » Learn more

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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Firehouse Expo

Dec. 8 - 9, 2020
Location: Virtual
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