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New EDI Celebration Series to focus on women and leadership in the fire service

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is one of the most pressing conversations in the fire service today. A unique collaboration between Fire Fighting in Canada (FFIC) and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is recognizing the great strides that have been made by women in fire and emergency service management. There have been significant milestones made by the fire service in becoming a fire service for all.

Ottawa urged to fund Burnaby fire department expansion amid Trans Mountain safety concerns

In British Columbia, officials are calling on Ottawa to pay for the expansion of the Burnaby fire department to ensure the safety of the community on Burnaby Mountain, where the Trans Mountain pipeline terminates. Global News reports.

Council approves Halifax Fire budget

Halifax councillors have approved a budget proposal from Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. The service will receive an additional $5.5 million, for a total budget of just over $76 million. Halifax Today reports.

Your New Tool Mounts Have Arrived!

More departments than ever before are using SURE-GRIP Tool Mounts. Why? Because the dependable, all-weather hook & loop straps provide a greater surface area and a stronger, tighter, and more "true" grip on every tool, no matter the handle shape. Because operation is simple—just release the strap and pull the tool free, quick and easy. And because they’re designed with a smaller overall footprint, potentially allowing more tools in the same space and increasing apparatus carrying capacity. Want to see for yourself? Call 1-800-711-FIRE now to try a pair for 30 days! » Learn more

Well-Being: Strategies to boost energy during COVID

Okay, I want you to raise your hand if these questions are true for you. How many of you have been struggling with your energy during the COVID-19 pandemic? How many have not exercised or worked out as much since all this COVID-19 stuff started back in March? How many of you know your diet is totally off? By Elias Markou » Read more...

Thermal imaging quick tips: Part 1

Welcome to my first article for Fire Fighting in Canada. I am extremely humbled to have been asked to be a contributor and offer my insights each month into thermal imaging training and firefighter safety. My objective is to share my knowledge of thermal imaging and team up with you to enhance firefighter training and safety. In this first article, I’d like to share some thermal imaging quick tips that have worked well for me and I hope you find these to be useful for your fire department. By Manfred Kihn » Read more...

A No-Nonsense Guide to Small Community Fire Protection

The Rural Firefighting Handbook is intended to help rural fire departments examine the fire service of today and see how the department fits into it. It helps determine what is needed to meet the fire protection needs of your community.

It includes tools which a department can use to survey its service area, determine needs, and evaluate the ability to meet those needs.

This text has been expanded with several new chapters on pumps, pump priming and drafting. » Order your copy now

Fire at Rawdon seniors’ residence forces 160 from their homes

A fire on Sunday forced the evacuation of a seniors’ home in Rawdon, 60 kilometres north of Montreal, forcing 160 residents from their homes. » Learn more

Cause of fire at former cannabis greenhouse remains under investigation

In British Columbia, the cause of a massive fire last fall at a former cannabis greenhouse in East Ladner still remains under investigation. That’s according to the Delta fire department, which notes the cause of the blaze remains undetermined and that the file has also been handed over to the Delta police. The Delta Optimist reports. » Learn more

Fire destroys historic Manitoba livestock market

A historic livestock auction market in Pipestone, Man. went up in flames Monday night, destroying the facility and leaving the family-owned business with questions about the company’s future. CTV News reports. » Learn more

OAFC 2021

April 26-30, 2021
Location: Virtual
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