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How a small New Brunswick fire department reached out to FDNY after 9/11

In New Brunswick, Riverview’s Fire & Rescue Department is a small force. Made up of 23 full-time members, it couldn’t afford to send manpower to New York City in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Ontario firefighters association defends early vaccine treatment for workers as part of Phase 1

The Ontario Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) is setting the record straight, denying rumours that several firefighters have jumped the queue for COVID-19 vaccines and have been inoculated as a result.

Union calls for release of video in firefighter/paramedic feud

The feud between Winnipeg firefighters and ambulance paramedics, who operate under the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service umbrella, but are represented by different unions, just intensified. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is caught in the middle. In a statement on Wednesday, the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg (UFFW), which presents firefighters and firefighter-paramedics, called on Bowman to release video footage of an incident where several firefighters were accused of not helping an ambulance crew provide patient care.

Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst slated to close

The Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst will close later this year. The college has been the home of firefighter training in Ontario for more than 70 years, but the town’s mayor and the Solicitor General confirmed the closure to CTV News on Wednesday.

New Consolidated Standard: NFPA 1140 Standard for Wildland Fire Protection

This new and updated standard is a consolidation of the four previous documents and serves as a single wildland fire safety standard in an effort to increase usability, reduce errors and conflicts, and produce a greater quality standard.

Use the 2022 edition of NFPA 1140, Standard for Wildland Fire Protection, to stay up to date with the latest NFPA® Emergency Response and Responder Safety (ERRS) requirements and help keep communities safe.

>> Order your copy of NFPA 1140 today
Readers’ Picks 2021 

An airport goes fluorine-free

Around the world, fire fighting professionals, facilities managers, regulatory agencies and environmental groups have been engaged in a dialogue about the need to transition to more environmentally benign – or fluorine-free – fire suppressant technology in hangars and fire trucks at airports. At the same time, because the issue is fire safety, the need for assured performance has been one that is inextricably coupled with that transition process. By Mitch Hubert, Mark Siem and Jim Schwander » Read more...

In conversation with Karen Fry, Vancouver’s new chief

From Jan. 5, this episode of Fire Fighting In Canada: The Podcast, features Karen Fry, who has spent over 20 years in the fire service as a firefighter, deputy chief, fire chief in Nanaimo and now the new chief for Vancouver Fire Rescue Services. She is also the 1st vice president for the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia and the recent recipient of a Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal. Fry shares the story of her career, the changing nature of women in the fire service, the challenges in her new role, protecting vulnerable populations and prioritizing the health and wellness of the department in conversation with podcast host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy. » Listen now...
Readers’ Picks 2021 

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – May 28, 2021

In the May 28th episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is launching a new training camp aimed at recruiting a more diverse department. Then, a successful burn experiment conducted by BarrierTek showed the high efficacy of its fire-resistant wood. And, in the May edition of Fire Fighting in Canada, editor Laura Aiken covered technologies that are helping the fire service decontaminate faster and more effectively. » Learn more

Fatal high-rise fire brings lessons learned back to Ontario

Being a security guard is often a thankless job. They are always right there to help and it is commonly understood that they are a professional and trustworthy individual who is in charge of all your building life safety systems on their watch. In fact, they are called upon to implement emergency procedures to bridge the gap between the arrival of police, fire and EMS for the first 10 minutes in every emergency at their building. It is these individuals that have clear, detailed roles and responsibilities during all types of incidents. » Learn more

FDSOA Apparatus Specification & Maintenance Symposium

Jan. 10-12, 2022
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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Lambton County Fire Trade Show

Jan. 29, 2022
Location: Sarnia, Ont.
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