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Canadian carbon monoxide advocate wins Jim Copeland Award

John Gignac, executive director for Hawkin-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide Education, won the Jim Copeland Award from the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association.

Fire department of North Huron provides annual report

Fire prevention services did not stop for the pandemic in North Huron; they just got more challenging. In the 2020 annual report to council, Fire Chief Marty Bedard outlined those challenges and updated the members on the financial situation of the fire department in Ontario. The Toronto Star reports.

COVID pushes cost of new Erin fire trucks higher

The town of Erin in Ontario has had to go $30,000 over budget to replace two heavy rescue vehicles for its fire department. Guelph 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

Cover story: After the incident

From a cleaner cab to a cleaner firehall, the topic of disinfecting and purifying for better firefighter health has long been on the radar as a matter of importance to fire departments across North America. This article serves as a follow-up to the cover story in the November edition of Fire Fighting in Canada that focused on products, services and best practices for a cleaner cab. By Laura Aiken. » Read more...

Trainer’s Corner: The three roles of a training officer

An instructor is one who teaches something. A coach helps bring greater performance in a specific area. A mentor is a bit different. Mentorship can involve training, but it is more like passing down knowledge of how things are done. By Ed Brouwer. » Read more...

NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health & Wellness Program

Help ensure your department or emergency response organization has the knowledge it needs to mitigate the risks of on-the-job hazards.

The challenges of keeping fire fighting and emergency service personnel safe and healthy are always changing. NFPA 1500™, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, features updated requirements for developing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational safety, health, and wellness program.

Prioritize safety in your department by complying with the latest edition of the standard.

»  Order your copy of the 2021 edition today

Massive fire prompts evacuations near Drayton Valley

A fire in the vicinity of Tomahawk in Alberta forced the evacuation of nearby communities Thursday evening, plumes of smoke visible for kilometres. CTV News reports. » Learn more

Fire crews rescue residents from fire at seniors’ residence

An early morning fire at a North Bay seniors’ building in Ontario has sent one person to a hospital in critical condition on Friday. Bay Today reports. » Learn more

Fire department closing remaining suites at troubled Saskatoon condo tower

Saskatoon fire department said a beleaguered condo building has been closed down. The fire department said it was unable to get ahead of constant vandalism, squatting, drug dealing and other risky behaviour at the building. CBC reports. » Learn more

2021 BCFTOA Conference

May 14-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
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AFCA 2021 Conference and Trade Show

May 18-19, 2021
Location: Virtual
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