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An $8.8 million investment will upgrade 10 firehalls in British Columbia

On June 17, Ken Hardie, member of Parliament for Fleetwood—Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, minister of infrastructure and communities, and the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, announced funding to upgrade 10 fire halls across the province. They were also accompanied by Ron Richert, fire chief for the city of Quesnel.

Sault Fire Services looks to become regional training centre

The Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services in Ontario is one step closer to creating a regional training facility in the city. Sault Ste. Marie’s city council authorized the fire department to continue talks with the province to bring a regional facility to Algoma, after the Ontario Fire College facility in Gravenhurst shuttered its doors in March. CTV News reports.

Whitehorse officially opens new fire hall

The new fire hall in Whitehorse, which has a $3.8 million price tag, officially opened on Thursday. Fire Hall #1, which firefighters have already settled into, is a two-storey building with three vehicle bays and room for equipment and firefighting gear. It also includes living space with three dorm rooms and some amenities like a shower and exercise equipment. CBC News reports.
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First Alert

We at First Alert want to thank you for your service. The dedication and hard work of fire departments nationwide have made our communities safer.

As you plan community outreach initiatives this summer and fall, please keep in mind that First Alert offers an extensive home safety product portfolio – including 10-year sealed battery smoke and CO alarms. Click here to check out product discounts offered to departments!

To aid upcoming CRR initiatives, we will send 100 printed bilingual Home Safety Brochures to the first five respondents to email us at firedepartment@lcwa.com.

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Trainer’s Corner: Teaching not only what went right, but what went wrong

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever taken a course where the instructor tries to help you by telling you the material will be on the exam? The problem with that is, human nature being what it is (prone to laziness), we lock on to those 20 or so points that are “on the exam”, and do not really give our full attention to the whole subject matter. By Ed Brouwer. » Read more...

Understanding Stoicism

We’ve broken down the misconceptions that may lay between an understanding and open mind with regards to an ancient way of living, combined it with its modern analogue, and examined why it makes more sense in the long run to view any mental wellness approach to be one of a cognitive lifestyle change, versus the collection of tools to be employed at sporadic and periodic points of time. By Nick Halmasy. » Read more...
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Drone hampers efforts to fight B.C. wildfire

A wildfire burning south of Lytton in the British Columbia Interior remained out of control Saturday, and fire crews said a drone sighting in the area has hampered their efforts. CTV News reports. » Learn more

Thunder Bay firefighters rescue semi-conscious person from waterway

Officials with Thunder Bay’s fire department say one person has been rescued after being found floating in a local waterway. Emergency responders were called to the area of the Thunder Centre along the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway in Ontario at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, where an individual was face-up in the water, according to a media release. CBC News reports. » Learn more

Surrey crews battle large fire on Fraser River dock

Surrey Fire Service in British Columbia responded to a wooden L-shaped pier on fire on the Fraser River northeast of the Pattullo Bridge around 10:45 p.m. on Friday. The Vancouver Sun reports. » Learn more

FFIC June podcast discusses NIFSC project and Indigenous fire safety

In June’s podcast, sponsored by L3Harris, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy spoke with Len Garis, director of research for the NIFSC project, about the problem of insufficient fire data on First Nations communities and the mission to develop better research and services for Indigenous people. » Listen now

FDIC International

August 02 – 07, 2021
Location: Virtual
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