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New fund to help Nova Scotia firefighters in need

A new charity in Nova Scotia was formed to help the province’s firefighters cope with the unexpected.

Ontario government expanding firefighter training across the province

The Ontario government is strengthening fire safety training across the province by increasing access to on-site and online courses in communities where firefighters serve. Enhancing training opportunities offered through 20 regional training centres will help local fire services better meet the needs of their community and result in cost savings for municipalities.

Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst slated to close

The Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst will close later this year. The college has been the home of firefighter training in Ontario for more than 70 years.

New Release! Fire Under Control: Core Principles of Structural Firefighting

By: Steve Bernocco

"Fire Under Control is a riveting new book that allows you to learn while also seeing how street experiences coincide with printed tactical and scientific fire service information. I always have said that eyes, ears, and experience will equal your education in the fire service and Capt. Steve Bernocco has managed to bring it to light."
– Lt. Mike Ciampo, Fire Department of New York

The core principles of structural firefighting are fire behavior, building construction, strategy, tactics, safety and training. Each core principle is examined with relevant on-the-job stories to bring lessons home.

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Trainers Corner

Trainer’s Corner: Losing a mentor

As I was writing this article, I received the sad news that my old fire chief, Brian Morris, had passed away after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. This was a man who changed my life. By Ed Brouwer » Read more...
Well Being

Well-Being: The mental health crisis and COVID-19

I want to sound the alarm bells. Mental health has been a prevailing health issue among firefighters and COVID-19 has poured gasoline on a fire that may soon be an out of control raging inferno. We must act. By Elias Markou » Read more...

Crews rescue two people from Toronto house fire

Toronto Fire Services say two people were rescued from a house fire in the city early Sunday. Fire Capt. Stephan Powell said crews were called to a home on Callender Street, in the area of Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen Street West, shortly after 6:30 am. » Learn more

Duplex fire in Calgary displaces seven people

Seven people had to find another place to stay Sunday night after a duplex fire in Calgary. Crews responded to 911 calls about the blaze in the 3200 block of Doverville Crescent S.E. before 5 p.m. » Learn more

Officials probing fatal fire in Brantford

Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office and the Brantford police major crimes unit are investigating a fatal fire on White Owl Crescent on Saturday. » 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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