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How does retirement factor in to your existing mental health?

In a recent blog post, retiring Fire Chief Cynthia Ross Tustin interviews Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s first ever Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Margaret McKinnon, the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma and as Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, about PTSD, moral injury and what it means when it comes to retiring from a career in emergency services.

Fire fighting community rallies to support family of fallen helicopter pilot

Heath Coleman, a 49-year-old pilot, died when his helicopter crashed on June 28. He was the only occupant at the time of the crash.

Federal government providing assistance to British Columbia for wildfires

The Canadian government has accepted a formal request for federal assistance from British Columbia, which is dealing with an unprecedented wildfire situation.

Stay Connected. Stay Protected.

Compatibility across gear enhances firefighter safety on the fireground, and the newest technology from MSA enables firefighter gear to become increasingly connected and work together. Built on a software-based platform, the MSA G1 features compatibility with the all-new LUNAR™ Connected Device, to help keep your team connected when it matters most. It’s a hand-held, wireless device, offering enhanced vision, improved situational awareness, and accountability for everyone on scene by combining thermal imaging, search and rescue technology, and cloud connectivity.
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Understanding Stoicism

This will be a three-part series on developing a cognitive lifestyle that works to prevent the rusting of skills and tools you develop. We’ll have a mixture of areas that inform this process, including research, clinical skills and philosophy. By Nick Halmasy » Read more...

Is your department ready?

Industrial fire fighting can be challenging for municipal departments as there is a heightened risk associated with unknown factors, such as hazardous materials and access and egress routes. By John Liadis » Read more...
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NEW: NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting

The debut 2021 edition combines trusted industry knowledge with the latest science-based research to help improve the ability to safely and efficiently suppress fires in structures.

It’s crucial that fire fighting methods and procedures are developed based on data from documented fire investigations, research, and fire dynamics testing to help ensure maximum effectiveness. NFPA 1700, Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, is the first safety document bridging the gap of fire dynamics research and its application in providing information relative to strategy, tactics, and best practices for controlling and extinguishing fires within a structure.

Get up to date with the best techniques and methods by ordering your 2021 first edition copy today. » Order your copy now

B.C. crews hope out-of-province support will aid battle against wildfires

After five days of hundreds of wildfires burning across the province, the B.C. Wildfire Service says it hopes the arrival of out-of-province support will help in battling the more than 180 active fires. » Learn more

Calgary police arson unit investigating suspicious church fire

Police say their arson unit is investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a church in the city’s Forest Lawn neighbourhood. » Learn more

Hay plant fire causes $5 million in damage

The 58-thousand square foot warehouse is located at Green Prairie International. » Learn more

The 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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