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White Lake residents threaten secession over fire hall closure

Some residents of a rural region west of Ottawa are so upset by a decision to close local fire halls they’re threatening to break away and join a neighbouring township. The long-simmering tension in the Township of Lanark Highlands reached a boil in August when the local council approved a plan to close three volunteer fire halls in the township’s northern sector and replace them with a single station farther south.

Nakoda Fire pushes to become full-time department

The Stoney Nakoda Fire Department in Alberta is pushing to build a full-time fire department to deal with their call volume. Firefighters assert that the department, which averages between 60 to 70 calls a month, needs more in-house emergency services in Stoney Nakoda because, in the past, the funding and manpower has not been there.

GPS is (finally) coming to the London Fire Department

For years, many motorists have relied on GPS (Global Positioning System) to help them navigate unknown neighbourhoods or trips to another city. So, you might be surprised to learn that drivers with the London Fire Department in Ontario don't have that luxury. They're still using printed paper maps to find their way to a fire or a rescue, though not for too much longer.
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We’re offering virtual demos of the G1 SCBA

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Chris Harrow

Leadership Forum: Covid concerns and positive solutions

It seems like every article written lately starts the same way: “We are living in unprecedented times.” There is no disputing we are and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon. That being said, optimistic leaders are looking at the old way of doing things and seeing this as a great opportunity to think outside-the-box. By Chris Harrow. » Read more...
Tina Saryeddine

Looking ahead to federal budget 2021

In August, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) was pleased to provide its recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance in advance of the federal budget for 2021. This annual call forms an integral part of the Standing Committee on Finance’s recommendations for what is included in the federal budget. By Tina Saryeddine. » 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.

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Cattle perish in Woolwhich Township barn fire

Regional police say some cattle are dead following an overnight fire at a farm in Woolwich Township in Ontario on Monday. Emergency crews were called to the structure on Middlebrook Road around 1:30 a.m. » Learn more

Three-year old boy dies in Acheson house fire

Fire officials said a child died following a fire on Sunday afternoon at a rural Acheson home in Parkland County, west of Edmonton. » Learn more

Maple Bay crews battle egg farm blaze

The Maple Bay fire department was was called out shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, after a fire engulfed one of the structures at the old Farmer Ben’s Eggs farm on Herd Road. A firefighter from Maple Bay, B.C., was the first to spot the blaze and called it in. » 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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