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Field Fire Rescue continues fight for a fire chief

An audit of the Field Fire and Rescue Department in British Columbia has been completed, with the review looking to develop and recommend options to improve the sustainability of the emergency services delivered by the department in Yoho National Park. The review presented four options for Parks Canada to consider.

Winnipeg police policy change may put firefighters and paramedics at risk of violence, leaked report finds

After analyzing hundreds of workplace injury reports filed by Winnipeg firefighters and paramedics, a consultant's report has concluded those workers are sometimes not getting enough information when they are dispatched to a call that may pose a higher risk of violence.

Long-serving Windsor firefighter celebrates 90th birthday in style

Cyril Woodman’s face lights up as he hears the telltale fire siren sound. In honour of his 90th birthday, the Windsor Fire Department in Ontario organized a drive by parade of apparatus featuring trucks from Mount Uniacke to Greenwich.
Annex Bookstore

Pass it On 3: Making Good Progress

In Pass It On 3: Making Good Progress, Chief Billy Goldfeder has once again gathered leading firefighters, fire officers and chiefs from all over the country to share their wisdom and insight through short personal stories, life experiences and anecdotes. Including more than 80 contributors, Making Good Progress delivers tactics, operations, tragedy, humor, knowledge, and personal perspectives from a very wide range of extremely diverse personalities. Anyone from rookie to chief (and anyone who knows or plans to be a firefighter) will find loads of great stuff in this book.

Also available: Pass It On: The Second Alarm and the original volume Pass It On: What We Know … What We Want You To Know

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Lincoln Fire Rescue

Celebrating milestones

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Fire Rescue and the town of Lincoln it serves. Having come into existence on Jan. 1, 1970 through the amalgamation of several municipalities, the four existing fire departments of the time were combined under one chief and officially became the Lincoln Fire Rescue. Current Fire Chief Greg Hudson said the department has come a long way since its inception. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Read more...
Tech Talk

Tech Talk: Truck checks, warranty work and repairs go virtual

With everything going virtual and at a distance, contributor Chris Dennis focuses on virtual truck checks, virtual warranty approval and virtual communication in the apparatus repair division. Be it a new build or even from one fire station to the chief’s office or to a dedicated mechanical division, he discusses the question: how might that communication look? By Chris Dennis. » Read more...

Three London firefighters test positive for coronavirus

The London Fire Department in Ontario says three firefighters have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement issued Sunday, the LFD says the Middlesex-London Health Unit has declared this to be a workplace outbreak. » Learn more

La Scie fire hall, library damaged in weekend fire

A significant fire in La Scie, N.L., has devastated a key building in the community, which houses the town's fire hall and a number of other important services. According to La Scie Mayor Kimberly Morey, the fire started early Saturday, burning intensely around 9 a.m. » Learn more

Neighbour rescues children from Ottawa apartment blaze

Parker Wagstaff woke up Saturday morning to noise coming from the apartment above his, so he went upstairs to ask them to keep it down. What he was not expecting to find was his upstairs neighbour’s apartment ablaze. » Learn more

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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