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Forest firefighter dies after medical emergency in northwestern Ontario

A forest firefighter has died in northwestern Ontario after a medical emergency that occurred last week in the Fort Frances, Ont., area, the province’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) agency said. CBC News reports.

Ontario firefighter sets fitness world record for Turkish get-ups

Chris Cox, a firefighter with the Mississauga department and volunteer in Elora, has officially set the Guinness World Record for heaviest weight lifted by Turkish get-up in one hour.

B.C. says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as evacuations continue

Emergency Management BC says it encourages anyone who self-evacuated to a larger community due to smoky conditions should consider returning home.

Body discovered at scene of fire in Kingston

Investigators are probing the circumstances leading up to an early morning fire after a body was found in the debris.
First Alert

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To help your department meet provincial safety laws and alarm requirements, First Alert offers several alarm models, including hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as alarms equipped with 10-year batteries. For ultimate protection, we even provide hardwired combination smoke and CO alarms with 10-year battery backup.

New to the First Alert website is a laws and legislation map that provides updates on smoke and CO alarm requirements by province. This can serve as a great resource to direct residents and help educate your community about the importance of smoke, fire and CO safety.

We at First Alert are committed to supporting fire service professionals and communities. For more information on our safety products and community resources, please visit www.firstalert.ca.

Leadership Forum: The secret ingredient

There is no shortage of literature, instruction, research nor opinion with respect to what it takes to be a successful leader, but here’s the one thing what I think stands out most. By Matt Pegg » Read more...

The Emotional

Nothing clears a room of firefighter spirit and vitality like when you say that the training at hand will be on emotions, but understanding them is critical to living a healthy cognitive lifestyle. By Nick Halmasy » Read more...
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BIOEX’s ECOPOL F foam obtains GreenScreen certification

The ecological solution is designed to suppress in depth wildland fires from its high wetting property. » Learn more

Trainer’s Corner: Training for today

maintaining current skill levels and developing new ones for your members during a worldwide pandemic has been, and may still be, a monumental task. By Ed Brouwer » 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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