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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service launches diversity and equity training program for prospective firefighters

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is now accepting applications for a new training program that aims to eliminate or reduce barriers that make it challenging for Winnipeg residents from diverse backgrounds who want to pursue a career in firefighting in Winnipeg. The WFPS has been accepting applications from community groups for the past few weeks and now the application process opens to those from diverse backgrounds within the general public.

Haldimand-Norfolk launching pop-up vaccine clinics at rural fire stations

The Haldimand-Norfolk health unit in Ontario is hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics at local fire halls to address transportation barriers for those living in rural areas.

Fire halls in Pictou County say department funding is ‘dangerously imbalanced’

The sound of sirens filled the air on a recent evening as several fire trucks pulled up outside the municipal government building in Pictou, N.S.

Nine Regina firefighters receive exemplary service medals

In late July, Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty presented nine members of Regina Fire & Protective Services with the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.

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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Cover story: Body language

Has this happened in your department? You think you’ve hired the right person and they turn out not to be a good fit. Is it something that could’ve been avoided, you wonder, and if so, what did you miss and at what point? By Jennifer Grigg » Read more...

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 what is the secrete ingredient common to all leaders? By Matt Pegg » Read more...
Firehall Bookstore

New Release Offers Sound Advice for Personal Growth & Improvement

The latest book from Chief Steve Prziborowski reveals more than 101 tips for getting promoted and becoming a vital asset to your fire department, family, and community. From soft skills to hard truths, this book covers what you need to move up the ranks the right way.

Bonus: Includes guidance from 37 professional, knowledgeable fire service veterans. » Order your copy now

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

Hiring or looking for a job?

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

Better communication with body language

Jennifer Grigg, whose career in the fire service spans 30 years and has expanded to include being a certified body language coach, joins host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy for a conversation on developing soft skills through the study of body language » Listen now

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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