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Chief wants CBRM to start collecting its own fire data

In the last six months, there have been at least four fire-related deaths in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Two more people were injured when fires broke out, and a family of seven lost their home. Michael Seth is the municipality’s director of fire and emergency services. He’s witnessed more fatal fires since arriving on the island two years ago, than throughout his entire firefighting career spanning roughly 27 years. CBC News reports.

Wildfire group training First Nation and Métis firefighters after 4-year hiatus

It’s been a long time coming for CCI Wildfire Services. The company trains First Nation and Métis firefighters and Friday marked the fifth and final day of the firetack course for its latest class of recruits, the first in four years for the program. Global News reports.

Wounded firefighter ‘blown away’ by support after losing part of his leg

If you’ve had an emergency near Leicester, in Nova Scotia’s Cumberland County, over the last few decades, chances are good that Jimmy Smith came to your rescue. CBC News reports.

Firefighters mount court challenge over vaccine mandate

A group of firefighters have said they plan to take Alberta Health Services to court over the vaccine mandate. CTV News reports.

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Leadership Forum: Time for change

Pandemic: I know all of us are getting sick and tired of that word and all that comes with it. For better or worse, this word has changed the way we do things and will force us to change more as we move along. True leaders will step up and recognize the need to change and adapt to the new world we are living in. By Chris Harrow » Read more...

Managing our thoughts

Part 3 in this cognitive lifestyle series looks at why Stoicism and cognitive behavioural therapy are good ways to build resilience in our thinking. By Nick Halmasy » Read more...

Fire safety plans

Arguably, the most important component of emergency planning is the creation of a fire safety plan. This article talks about how to do more with less. By Paul Johnson » Learn more

NFPA Impact: A fire chief’s role in sprinkler education

Those who understand the benefits of home fire sprinklers need to shed greater light on these essential life-saving systems to prevent injuries, fatalities, and property loss. By Sean Tracey » Learn more

In conversation with Fire Chief Ken Stuebing, the new IAFC president

Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy hosts Fire Chief Ken Stuebing, the new IAFC president and executive director and fire chief for Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency. Stuebing, who helms a metro composite department, the backstory of his IAFC appointment, the important role of Canada in the IAFC, and staffing, succession planning and other challenges shared by colleagues around the world as we move through the pandemic. » Listen now

FSWO 2021 Virtual Training Symposium

October 31 – November 19 Location: Virtual » Learn more

OAFC Online Learning Series: TSSA 101

November 09, 2021
Location: Virtual
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