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Alberta firefighter killed in rollover on icy highway, chief injured

A volunteer firefighter from Castor, Alta., was killed and the town’s fire chief injured when a fire truck rolled Friday evening.

Wabush airport firefighting issues stem from federal cuts, say Labrador officials

Officials in Labrador West, N.L., are calling on the federal government to provide more support for firefighting services at the Wabush airport.

Stolen memorial plaques for fallen Edmonton firefighters replaced and reinforced

Plaques honouring fallen Edmonton firefighters are back. The bronze memorials were stolen in Old Strathcona last year.

Ontario saw spike in number of fatal fires in January

January was a devastating month for fatal fires in the province. Across Ontario, 21 people were killed in deadly blazes – more than double the average for the month.
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FGFT Introduces Its Latest Sam Unit the ER-X 4-Man Crown Pumper

Fort Garry Fire Trucks is proud to introduce our new SAM ER-X 4-MAN Crown Pumper. SAM is an integrated total water control system that manages your truck’s pump, tank, intakes, and discharges freeing up the pump operator to focus on the scene. The SAM system replaces your pressure governor and takes care of opening and closing valves based on operator settings all from a 10-inch touch screen display or by using the system’s mobile tablet. We are also a proud distributor of sales, service, and parts for the versatile Bronto aerial platforms that are designed for easy maneuvering, quick set-up, and safe and efficient operation. Last year we unveiled our Bronto All-Rounder. This resourceful apparatus features a 92-foot articulated ladder platform built on a single axle Freightliner chassis and measures exactly 12.96 feet tall, 41.66 feet long, and 8.50 feet wide and it is available for immediate possession. Click here for specification details on either truck or call our sales department for pricing information at 800-565-3473. >> Learn more
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Deploying multiple thermal imagers

In its simplest role on the fireground, the thermal imager (TI) is about improving efficiency. Increased efficiency and safety of the individual firefighter and the company as a whole is always a priority. Completing specific functional tasks as part of the overall plan to save lives and mitigate property damage is what fire fighting is all about. By Manfred Kihn » Read more...

Well Being: Vitamin D — a second look at the science

Have you ever asked your medical doctor to run a 25 hydroxy vitamin D blood panel? I highly recommend you do as the science on vitamin D3 and health is very convincing. Everyone should be taking vitamin D3, but there is a “however.” Before you self-prescribe vitamin D3 you should continue reading. By Elias Markou » Read more...

2022 Edition: NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook

This essential water-based fire protection resource is a must-have for engineers, designers, contractors, inspectors, and other authorities. This handbook will help ensure you have the latest design and installation of sprinkler systems provisions, along with expert commentary and guidance to understand and implement the complex concepts and requirements of NFPA 13.

NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook includes the entire 2022 edition of the standard along with content and features to assist in using the standard more accurately and efficiently, also detailing significant changes to the 2022 edition to get you up to speed faster.

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Innovation and tax credits in fire fighting

Our firefighters have always been an important part of our community and some businesses are looking at new ways to keep them better protected. Creating a role for private companies is crucial to ensuring that Canada is at the forefront of modern technology and we are seeing both new and augmented systems that can help firefighters to detect and track fires, and also to identify the fires that could cause the most damage. By Richard Hoy » Learn more

Social media tips for the times

A shrinking volunteer base, tighter budgets and an increased workload have become a constant for many fire stations across Canada. It’s no surprise the cohesion of volunteers has taken a beating. One thing that is often overlooked by fire departments is the increased and effective use of social media platforms to address some of the barriers being faced by the fire service and help to highlight the hard work and dedication that crews display on a regular basis. By reaching a wider audience through subscribers and followers, the fire service receives virtual free publicity and a dedicated medium to share their message. By Kirk Hughes » Learn more

The latest research on firefighter mental health

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, host and Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks to Joy MacDermid, Firewell’s scientific director and co-author of “Canadian career firefighters’ mental health impacts and priorities.” This study interviewed 39 career firefighters on how they viewed their mental health needs, experiences and resources. » Listen now

Fire Fighting in Canada Virtual Summit

February 24, 2022
Location: Virtual
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

May 10, 2022
Location: Universal EventSpace, Vaughan, ON
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FDIC International

April 25-30, 2022
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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