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Welcome to Wildfire Week 2021

Wildfire season in Canada is underway. Fire Fighting in Canada’s Wildfire Week, sponsored by Waterax, is back with plenty of content to help educate and inform the fire service on all things wildfire from April 5 to 10. Stay tuned to Fire Fighting in Canada’s online Wildfire Week page and social media for updates.

Alberta Wildfire officials prepare for what could be a busy summer

Dry conditions and strong winds across the province have kept firefighters busy. Officials say conditions now are fitting for a bad wildfire season, unless we see significant rainfall through the spring. CTV News reports.

Wildfire season has arrived; be mindful with campfires, outdoor burning, says BC Wildfire Service

A North Okanagan wildfire that reached 100 hectares in size this week before being contained is a stark reminder that fire season is here. According to data from the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), the fire started small on April 1 before quickly growing in size. Global News reports.
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It is packed with features that support firefighters before, during and after an emergency. See below and watch our video to see what FireQ can do for you.

- Asset mapping and pre-plans – with easy access to both
- Department management tools + firefighter and department statistics
- Equipment and apparatus inventory management solutions
- Multiple dispatch options: CAD integration, self-dispatch tools, & page relay
- and much more! View all of our features here or watch our video.

Firefighters deserve more. FireQ gives them more.

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Cover story: Fire safety plans

Arguably, the most important component of emergency planning is the creation of a fire safety plan. The BC Fire Code lists clause (a) through (g) which identifies seven criteria that must be provided within the fire safety plan. By Paul Johnson » Read more...

Thermal imaging quick tips: Part 2

A TI is a great addition to our arsenal of tools, but like all equipment, it takes practice, practice and more practice to develop the skill of using the TI effectively. Stay safe and practice often. By Manfred Kihn. » Read more...

We're offering virtual demos of the G1 SCBA

The MSA G1 SCBA provides the revolutionary safety capabilities of today with the ability to be seamlessly updated as technology changes in the future. MSA is the first breathing apparatus manufacturer to provide a platform-oriented safety-as-a-system SCBA. Schedule a virtual demo now.

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Evacuation order lifted for southern Alberta village after wildfire deemed ‘contained’

A large grass fire near the southern Alberta village of Carmangay appears to be under control, according to Vulcan RCMP. The village was put under an evacuation alert Sunday afternoon as wildfire spread in the area. CTV News reports. » Learn more

Wildfire discovered southwest of Williams Lake

A wildfire has been discovered southwest of Williams Lake in British Columbia. According to the BC Wildfire Service, the fire was discovered approximately two kilometres west of Lees Corner on April 2nd. My PG Now reports. » Learn more

Fire department called to weekend wildfire

Almost any wildfire can turn into a scary situation in a hurry, but in Saskatchewan, the one the Estevan Fire Department battled over the weekend turned into one of their tensest fights of wildland fire season yet. By the time they put it out, the fire was just feet from a home. Discover Estevan reports. » Learn more

OAFC 2021

April 28 - May 5, 2021
Location: Virtual
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2021 BCFTOA Conference

May 14-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
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