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Alberton fire department aims to raise $100K for rescue boat

The Alberton, P.E.I., fire department is raising money to buy a fire boat to use during water emergencies. Fire chief Shannon Dumville says there have been 50 per cent more water-related emergency calls where a boat is needed in the last two to three years, and the department could respond more quickly if it had its own boat.

Almaguin on verge of historic fire service agreement

Seven municipalities in the Almaguin Highlands are on the verge of signing a historic fire service agreement. The communities of Burk’s Falls, Armour, Ryerson, Magnetawan, McMurrich-Monteith, Kearney and Perry have agreed to work together on the plan.

January dedicated Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month

Research shows that firefighters are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer than the general public – a trend that two fire service organizations hope to reduce. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) will partner to deliver targeted education about best practices and resources to reduce the impact of cancer on firefighters this January as they create Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month.
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Drawn By Fire 2021 Calendar

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Calling all recruits

Calling all recruits

Departments across Canada are focusing on diversity and inclusion while navigating recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cover story of our December edition features career, volunteer and composite department recruitment tactics. By Brieanna Charlebois. » Read more...

Preparing your community for evacuation

To understand what motivates people to evacuate, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) surveyed affected residents. Their analysis of the responses identified key factors at play and uncovered an unexpected phenomenon, wherein smoke appeared to lower peoples’ sense of danger. By Jonathan Griffin. » Read more...

Dozens still displaced after fire in Calgary apartment building

It’s been five days since she frantically called 911, grabbed her wallet and ID and fled the apartment she has called home for 17 years and Fatima Zahra is still in the green robe she quickly put on in the mad dash. The 61-year-old was stepping out of the shower on Dec. 12 when she saw a bright orange light coming from her balcony — her couch outside was on fire. » Learn more

Fire at Burnaby hospital deemed arson

A fire at Burnaby Hospital in British Columbia on Nov. 15 appears to have been arson, RCMP said Thursday. The three-alarm fire, which broke out in a basement-level utility room, spread smoke to other areas of the building and forced the evacuation and closure of the emergency room. » Learn more

Fire guts former boat storage facility in West Kelowna

A large building in West Kelowna was engulfed in flames just before noon on Wednesday, Dec. 16. » Learn more

FDSOA Annual Health and Safety Conference

Jan. 18 – 21, 2021
Location: St. Pete Beach, Fla
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OAFC Labour Relations Seminar

Jan. 19 – 21, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia Conference

March 26 – 27, 2021
Location: Truro, N.S.
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