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Climate change focus of B.C. budget after floods, wildfires and heat waves

The challenges of climate change facing B.C. are expected to be the main focus of the budget Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables today.

Nova Scotia fire marshal continues investigation into house fire that killed woman, 3 children

The investigation into a fatal fire that claimed the lives of a woman and three children continues in Nova Scotia, with authorities saying the blaze does not seem suspicious.

Colwood Fire Rescue transitions to paid on call model to support response times

For 75 years, the Colwood Fire Department in B.C. has provided fire rescue service through a volunteer model. Now, with volunteerism declining in organizations throughout North America, volunteer fire departments face challenges with respect to volunteer turnout and retention.

Volunteer firefighter training goes online in New Brunswick

Virtual courses are now available to improve access to training for volunteer firefighters in New Brunswick
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Sub-1001 fire fighting

NFPA 1001 firefighter certification is unquestionably the North American standard for structural firefighters and fire departments. So, why would a fire department choose a lesser standard or no standard at all? By David Moseley » Read more...

Health risks of loneliness

Sometimes being alone can be good for a person to reflect, relax, read and recharge. Being alone does not make a person necessarily lonely. It is the perception of being alone that makes the person lonely. Research has shown that this form of isolation is unhealthy and can lead to long-term health issues. By Peter Collins » Read more...
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New Edition from IFSTA: Fire Investigator, 3rd Edition

Fire investigation is the compilation and analysis of information related to fire and explosions, usually to determine the origin and cause of a fire. To be successful, fire investigators must rely on scientific principles and research to reach their conclusions.

The content of Fire Investigator, 3rd Edition has been reorganized to better meet the needs of readers and includes several new photos and illustrations. Additionally, this edition contains updated information regarding scene documentation and a heavier focus on investigation processes and the scientific method.

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Back to Basics: The auto ex 360

Normally there are columns written by other authors that focus just on vehicle extrication and all the tactics that go with it. We are not starting a series on this, nor trying to steal their thunder, but rather we are going to look at one basic aspect of vehicle extrication calls. By Mark van der Feyst » Learn more

Leadership Forum: Noise versus performance

Coming out of high school, I went to work as an apprentice mechanic at Gary’s Service and Towing in Keswick, Ont. This was also the home of both P&P Performance and Custom Engine Service. It was while working here that I would also begin my career as a volunteer firefighter, opening the door to my career in the fire service shortly after earning my mechanic’s licences. By Matt Pegg » 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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