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Three people dead in Pimicikamak Cree Nation house fire

A northern Manitoba community is reeling after a house fire resulted in the death of three people under the age of 17. Cross Lake RCMP said in the early morning of February 12, officers responded to a house fire on Pimicikamak Cree Nation.

Suspect arrested after stealing fire truck from Toronto fire station

Toronto police say a person is in custody after allegedly stealing a fire truck from a firehall in the city’s east end. Police said the incident happened at Toronto Fire Station 227 on Queen Street East near Woodbine Avenue at around 4:51 a.m. Thursday.

Calgary crews battle grass fire at Nose Hill Park

Dry and windy conditions on Saturday helped spread a grass fire at Nose Hill Park near 14th Street N.W. around 6:30 p.m. in Calgary on Saturday. The fire stretched across approximately two hectares of the park, according to a spokesperson with the Calgary Fire Department.

Alberta government funding mental health support for first responders

Alberta’s government has provided a total of $1.48 million to four non-profit organizations and seven researchers through the Supporting Psychological Health in First Responders program.
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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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Great ideas: Innovation in the fire service

Think of innovation and it often brings to mind the latest tools and tech. Equipment and technology are crucial to the improvement of fire response and firefighter safety, but the idea of innovation can also really shine in the discovery of new and better processes. By Kaitlin Secord » Read more...

Leadership Forum: The dreaded “ums”

I have always been impressed by truly talented speakers, and I recall often feeling envious of those whom I perceived as being “lucky” enough to have this talent. By Matthew Pegg » Read more...
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Situational Awareness for Emergency Response by Richard Gasaway

In this text Richard Gasaway establishes the foundation of decision making and the role of situational awareness in high-risk public safety environments. A must-read for incident commanders, line personnel who make high-stress decisions, and students learning to develop and maintain situational awareness.

Improve your decision making with the lessons learned and recommended best practices.

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The age of electrification

A fire truck is like an elite athlete: performance and maximum uptime are paramount. Downtime has a high cost. There’s a lot of tinkering to ensure the mind and machinations are simpatico. They are both entities with a mission, a job to do. But unlike athletes, traditional apparatus have been consuming a rather dirty petroleum based diet. Technology has reached a turning point that’s made it practical for fire trucks to starting eating clean and green. By Laura Aiken » Learn more

Mental health mayday

One of the fire service mantras is “leave no one behind.” The objective is if a fellow firefighter is in trouble and calls a mayday to be rescued, we recognize the danger, provide the resources, and support actions that save that individual. However, despite reviewing statistics from various sources that appear to indicate firefighter suicides are higher annually than line of duty deaths, mayday calls aren’t used when addressing our mental health. It’s time we expand the scope of a mayday call to include when our mental health is in jeopardy. By Patrick J. Kenny » 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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OAFC 2022 Conference and Trade Show

May 5-7, 2022
Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
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Security • Police • Fire Career Expo

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