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New online PTSD intervention to support couples

A research team at the department of psychology at Ryerson University has developed a free intervention for military members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones called Couple HOPES.

Oakville Fire partners with Wounded Warriors

Oakville Fire Department in Ontario is continuing to enhance the mental health services and supports available for Oakville firefighters and their families through a new partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. Oakville News reports.

City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst announces retirement

City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst announced his retirement, effective June 30. Pankhurst has been chief for 10 years and with the fire department in Ontario in various positions for more than 28 years. Kawartha 411 reports.

Starfield LION Comfort, Safety, Mobility, INNOVATION.

Starfield LION has a legacy and ongoing history of introducing new products and services which are always designed to ensure the health, safety and performance of the first responders who serve our communities and our country. Starfield LION’s game-changing PPE innovations are designed to best prepare firefighters, EMS teams and law enforcement officers for the dangers and hazards they face each day. For decades, Starfield LION has been the industry leader in the fight against firefighter stress by incorporating innovative design features and materials to deliver the most natural, least restrictive movement possible.

From bunker gear, to helmets and gloves, Starfield LION offers a full line of PPE solutions to fit your department’s needs. As we continue to develop new and enhance existing PPE products and services, our primary goal remains the same: To keep you safe and always.... » Learn more

What’s new at the CAFC?

Urgency has never been a stranger to the fire service. The same applies to the national association representing the country’s fire chiefs. With so many issues and opportunities facing our sector, the country’s fire service leadership has rallied for a better Canada and a better future. Let us share with you some of the fire sector challenges the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) has been working on. By Tina Saryeddine. » Read more...

Comment: Where to next?

The pandemic wears on, wears us down and keeps wearing new variants, but the belief that we are on the brink of a better normal is here with the influx of vaccines. After a year and then some (and probably a little more), where to next? What do we take with us from here? As those answers sort themselves into actualities, technology is sure to be one of the most analyzed pandemic revolutionaries on the list. By Laura Aiken. » Read more...
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Except for how you alert your first responders about an emergency.

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Plus, they’re one-way only, which means you can’t signal that you’re on your way.

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Fire in Vancouver highrise leaves one dead

A fire in an apartment in Vancouver’s West End has left a senior dead. Flames broke out in an 11th-floor unit of the highrise at Pendrell Street and Gilford Street Saturday evening. Global News reports. » Learn more

Large fire in Edmonton destroys three homes, sends two to hospital

Firefighters battled a large fire involving multiple homes in north Edmonton on Friday afternoon. CTV News reports. » Learn more

Montreal firefighters battle three-alarm blaze

Montreal firefighters managed to get a three-alarm fire under control on Ste-Catherine Street Saturday afternoon, just east of the Beaudry Metro station. CBC News reports. » Learn more

FDIC International

Aug. 2 - 7, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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