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London firefighters’ union speaks out after station goes days without fire engine

A fire station in northeast London, Ont., has been down a fire engine for the past four days, and the London Professional Fire Fighters Association is raising concerns. Global News reports.

Thieves steal nearly $40,000 of equipment from B.C.’s Beasley fire hall

It is believed the theft of pumps, generators and chainsaws from an emergency trailer happened on or around July 16.

Study on mental health in first responders during COVID-19 seeking participants

The Trauma and Recovery Lab at McMaster University is inviting first responders and all public safety personnel to participate in a study on mental health.

White Rock Lake fire grows to 12,500 hectares

The White Rock Lake fire is now estimated at 12,500 ha, according to a recent update by BC Wildfire. Fire activity increased significantly due to increased temperatures and winds. The aggressive fire behaviour caused growth in the Sawmill lake and Jimmy Lake areas, which produced a lot of smoke. The Vernon Morning Star reports.

CityReporter for Fire Prevention Inspections

CityReporter was developed with input from fire chiefs in towns and cities across North America. It contains a library of fire inspection checklists based on the national fire code. This allows fire prevention officers to get started with inspections immediately after installing your properties in the software.

"My days are so much more productive. I don’t know about the cost savings of using less paper, but it makes my life a heck of a lot easier. You can’t put a price tag on that. I wish they had technology like this years ago.” Jim McBride, Director of Protective Services

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Back to Basics: The auto ex 360

Normally there are columns written by other authors that focus just on vehicle extrication and all the tactics that go with it. We are not starting a series on this, nor trying to steal their thunder, but rather we are going to look at one basic aspect of vehicle extrication calls. By Mark van der Feyst » Read more...

Thermal imaging and volunteers

Special considerations for the fire service’s largest sector. By Manfred Kihn » Read more...

NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health & Wellness Program

Help ensure your department or emergency response organization has the knowledge it needs to mitigate the risks of on-the-job hazards.

The challenges of keeping fire fighting and emergency service personnel safe and healthy are always changing. NFPA 1500™, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, features updated requirements for developing, implementing, and maintaining an occupational safety, health, and wellness program.

Prioritize safety in your department by complying with the latest edition of the standard.

»  Order your copy of the 2021 edition today

Is your department ready?

Preparing for industrial hazard response in your community. By John Liadis » 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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OAFC 2021 Virtual Conference and Trade Show

September 21-23, 2021
Location: Virtual
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