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Calgary firefighter union calls recommendation to close downtown fire hall ‘a disaster in the making’

Calgary’s budget will be the focus for city council once deliberations start late in November, but there are already talks of cuts to essential services.

Enbridge gives Oro-Medonte Fire Services a boost for training

Enbridge Gas is helping Oro-Medonte Fire & Emergency Services purchase firefighting training materials, through Project Assist–a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.

Major changes recommended in Sarnia’s fire master plan

Hiring more firefighters to staff a front-line ladder truck, hiring a second deputy chief and moving the location of Sarnia’s southernmost fire station are some of the recommendations in a new 10-year fire master plan for the city.
Dependable Emergency Vehicle

Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel Bodies For Harsh Canadian Winters.

Dependable Emergency Vehicles is proud to be the Canadian dealer for HME Ahrens-Fox, the world’s largest single-source producer of custom, stainless steel fire apparatus.

HME stainless steel bodies, featuring aircraft quality construction, provide years of corrosion resistance and maintenance-free service, with a three-year limited warranty for extra peace of mind.

Contact Dependable to discuss all your options from a comprehensive line-up of high quality stainless steel fire apparatus products from HME Ahrens-Fox.

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Clean cab

Clean cab

Over the last decade, cancer has really come into its own as a recognized threat to firefighters. This has helped cement “clean cab” in the lexicon of apparatus conversation. But what does it really mean? What defines clean cab in absence of standard definitions provided by regulating bodies; the NFPA? This makes the biggest trend in clean cab figuring out just what clean cab means to individual departments. By Laura Aiken. » Read more...
Drone pilot skills

Evaluating drone pilot skills

It is estimated that several hundred Canadian public safety agencies have acquired remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). Approximately one third of those agencies are fire service oriented. Canadian fire departments that have acquired RPAS and are using them with great success gain additional situational awareness at the scenes of structure and wildland fires, as well as natural and man-made disasters. RPAS tasks include providing real-time video to fire scene management, penetrating hot zones such as HAZMAT spill areas and potential BLEVE evacuation zones, post disaster damage assessment, and post-response assessment and evaluation for training purposes. By Alan Frazier. » Read more...
Firehall Bookstore

A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray

An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.

In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. Winds drove the flames towards the town, forcing the entire population to evacuate. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city.

“Raw, honest and powerful. An incredible true story.” -Jody Mitic, bestselling author of Unflinching

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Two churches burn in 'very suspicious' fires in southwestern Ontario

Two southwestern Ontario churches roughly 10 minutes away from each other went up in flames early Sunday morning, prompting an investigation by local and provincial police into "very suspicious" fires. » Learn more

Air quality concerns follow Saskatoon structure fire

A structure fire in the Kelsey Woodlawn neighbourhood of Saskatoon sent dark smoke over the city Sunday afternoon. » Learn more

Massive fire breaks out at former Delta cannabis greenhouse complex

Crews were called to a massive fire at a former cannabis greenhouse complex in Delta, B.C. Sunday morning. » 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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