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Successful burn experiment shows high efficacy of fire-resistant wood

A recent field test in Alberta showed that BarrierTek-treated wood structures do not allow fire to leave the point of origin, dramatically reducing fire damage and posing no threat to the surrounding community or any adjacent buildings.

Bruce Power to support new Brockton Regional Fire Training Centre for volunteer firefighters

The municipality of Brockton in Ontario and Bruce Power are teaming up to offer training to local volunteer firefighters through the new Brockton Regional Fire Training Centre. Some of the courses the fire training centre will offer involve a live fire aspect, which Bruce Power will support through the use of Bruce Power Fire Training Facility.

Blind River Fire Department gets $5,400 to train volunteers

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has donated $5,400 to the Blind River Fire Department in a bid to provide improved firefighter training. The funding will purchase training videos and modules, inspection cameras, digital workstations, and hard-copy literature. Elliot Lake Today reports.
Globe Manufacturing

Safety is not one size fits all

The revolutionary Globe Pant System is available in four fits for a range of body types. With the advanced design you expect from Globe, they enhance your comfort while ensuring your protection and safety. Built for the job, designed for you. Find your fit. Explore the Globe Pant System and request a demo today.
Key Features & Options
  • Choice of Slim, Regular, Relaxed, and Women's fits
  • Choice of closures - tunnel or loops, or hook and dee with take-up straps
  • Optional Globe Guard™ System for the cuffs and fly
  • Choice of outer shells, moisture barriers, and thermal liners
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Volunteer Vision: The National Volunteer Firefighter Census

This spring is special time for every volunteer in the Canadian fire service because of the first ever nationwide firefighter count called The Great Canadian Volunteer Firefighter Census. You volunteer in organizations where many decisions and initiatives have been made by governments, associations and the commercial sector that affect the volunteer fire service in our country. The census deadline is May 31, and volunteer firefighters still have a chance to participate. By Vince Mackenzie. » Read more...

NPFA Impact: Wear a mask, stay home, check your smoke alarms

We’ve all, in the last year or so, learned a lot about messaging and the importance of consistency and accuracy: wear a mask; wash your hands; stay at home. The purpose of health and safety messaging during a pandemic is to change people’s behaviour to prevent something bad from happening. The same applies to fire-safety and fire-prevention messaging. By Laura King. » Read more...
FLIR Systems

FLIR Fire Sale On Now!

We’re on a mission to make sure every firefighter gains access to a thermal imaging camera. A TIC lets them see through thick smoke to maneuver and attack the blaze where it counts most. Thermal imaging also helps firefighters locate the stranded faster, saving lives while protecting their own safety in the process.
That’s why, for a limited time only, we’re offering up to 30% off of a great selection of FLIR TICs and accessories. » Learn more

Wildfire near Harrison Mills, B.C. grows to three hectares

A small forest fire has started in the Harrison Mills area, and continues to grow. The B.C. Wildfire Service first listed the fire as 1.5 hectares as of Sunday morning, and its location is 5.5 kilometres up Chehalis Forest Service Road. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and it was discovered in the evening on May 15. Surrey Now-Leader reports. » Learn more

Metal and surrounding oil catches fire in Kitchener scrapyard

Smoke could be seen from a scrap metal yard in the city of Kitchener in Ontario for most of Saturday as crews worked to put out a fire that involved oil. Firefighters were first called to Triple M Metal around 7:30 a.m. Officials say the metal and surround oils had caught fire. CTV News reports. » Learn more

Fire at Surrey apartment building displaces residents of 56 units

A fire at a four-storey apartment building in the Fleetwood neighbourhood of Surrey in British Columbia that burned for hours has displaced the residents of the 56 units there. CBC News reports. » Learn more

AFCA 2021 Conference and Trade Show

May 18-19, 2021
Location: Virtual
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2021 BCFTOA Conference

June 17, 2021
Location: Virtual
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