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Canadian firefighter dies battling fire in Pennsylvania

Sean DeMuynck, a volunteer firefighter who won the Memorial Cup as a video coach with the Windsor Spitfires, has died while battling a fire in Pennsylvania.

Youth charged with arson in connection with Alberta church blaze

A Roman Catholic church near Bonnyville, Alta. has been destroyed after a fire was “deliberately set” Friday evening, police say. RCMP say they responded alongside Bonnyville fire services to Our Lady of Mercy on Kehewin Cree Nation around 9:45 p.m. Friday which was already in flames.

Firefighters top list of Canada’s most respected professions

A recent survey put firefighters right at the top of Canada’s most respected professions. Firefighters scored ninety-two point five out of one hundred in the nationally representative poll, followed by nurses, farmers and medical doctors as the most respected jobs.

B.C.’s wildfire service battles 77 new fires over weekend

There are more than 300 active wildfires burning across the province.

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: Body language

How reading nonverbal communication can help make a great hire. By Jennifer Grigg » Read more...

NFPA Impact: Alarming news dictates 2021 FPW theme

For many, the chirp eventually becomes white noise that no one hears anymore, leaving families unprotected from fire. By Laura King » Read more...
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Fire Prevention Week 2021 is October 3-9

This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

Whether you’re making one presentation or 100, there are all sorts of ways to get people in your community involved in Fire Prevention Week. Stock up on educational brochures, stickers, fire hats, coloring books and sheet pads, posters, Sparky the Fire Dog® value packs, and other materials that make great giveaways during your Fire Prevention Week.

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New full-size electric RANGER from Polaris

Polaris will debut an all-new electric RANGER utility side-by-side in December. » Learn more

Hiring or looking for a job?

Keep up to date on the latest in hiring, recruitment and more on the Firehall Forum. » Learn more

Associations and addressing the challenges of today’s fire service with OAFC president Mark MacDonald

Mark MacDonald, the fire chief for the Township of Cramahe and president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, talks with Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the challenges faced by associations during the pandemic. » Listen now

FDIC International

August 02 – 07, 2021
Location: Virtual
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CAFC Fire Rescue Canada 2021

September 13-14, 2021
Location: Virtual
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Firehouse Expo

September 14-18
Location: Columbus, OH
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