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Halifax Fire making progress improving response times in rural area

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency says it is making good progress in improving response times for rural area fires. In January, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency implemented a new supplementary response protocol that effectively sent full time firefighters from 24-hour stations to help volunteer firefighters in close areas.

Parksville Qualicum Beach area has new regional training building for firefighters

The fire departments for Qualicum Beach, Dashwood and Coombs-Hillers in British Columbia have now completed their joint regional training building project.

New Elizabethtown-Kitley fire hall gets green light

Elizabethtown-Kitley, Ont., Fire Station 3, the municipality’s priority project years in the making, is just days away from getting started as council has officially given it the green light.

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.

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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...
Power of a Story

The power of a story

In organizations and leadership, storytelling is a powerful leadership technique and can be used as a tool for imparting a memorable lesson. We are hardwired to engage and immerse with a story. Here’s how you can use it to teach lessons and inspire action within your department. By Laura Aiken. » Read more...
MSA Safety

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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Ingonish Beach facility destroyed in rash of weekend fires

Nova Scotia police are investigating after a canteen burned down in a string of weekend fires in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. » Learn more

Van bursts into flames at Vancouver City Hall

Fire crews were called to Vancouver City Hall on Saturday, where a van became fully engulfed in flames. » Learn more

Fatal fire in Chatham-Kent under investigation

The Chatham-Kent Police Service in Ontario is investigating a fatal fire which occurred on Friday. The fire took place at an apartment building in Chatham on Merritt Avenue where the body was found, according to the police service. » Learn more

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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FDIC International

April 19 - 24, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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