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Ontario firefighters will need to be certified under new provincial rules

As of July 1, Ontario firefighters will have to obtain a mandatory minimum certification clearance for specific jobs they perform.

B.C. expands cancer coverage for firefighters

B.C. firefighters will soon have easier access to workers’ compensation benefits and support services in recognition of their higher risk of developing work-related cancers.

Ontario modernizing its emergency response system

The Ontario government is investing $208 million over three years to enhance the province’s 9-1-1 emergency response system.

Ukrainian priest, family narrowly escape house fire after arson attack

In B.C., Victoria police say they are investigating a confirmed arson attack as a possible hate crime after the family of a Ukrainian priest narrowly escaped their burning home early Wednesday morning in the Fernwood neighbourhood of the city.
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Coming together for the Great Canadian Fire Census

The Great Canadian Fire Census begins on April 30. It is the first time in recent history, that all fire departments in Canada, big or small, rural or urban, composite, career, or volunteer, are asked to help paint a national snapshot of our sector. By Tina Saryeddine » Read more...

Q & A: Mandatory minimum certification for Ontario’s firefighters

On Jan. 28, the Ontario government released a draft regulation to create mandatory minimum certification standards for specific fire protection services. Rob Grimwood, president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and deputy chief for Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, joined Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy to discuss details of the proposed new rules and what it means for Ontario’s fire service. Transcribed from Fire Fighting in Canada:The Podcast » Read more...
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Back to Basics: Primary search — focus on the floor

One of the basic fire ground operations that is completed at every structure fire is a search. The search is where we address the life safety priority on the fire scene for the occupants of the structure. Within the search operation, we have a primary and secondary search that is to be completed before we can declare an “all clear” for the entire structure. By Mark van der Feyst » Learn 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 » Learn more

The evolution and future of mass notification systems

Tune in to April’s podcast for a conversation on how public alerts have evolved, why radio is still a key player, what the research shows about public reaction to emergency notifications, best practices for crafting your message, why it’s important to know and address your policy hurdles and how GPS plays a role in the next generation of population targeting. Podcast host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy talks all this and more with Jacob Westfall, chief technology officer with Public Emergency Alerting Services Incorporated (PEASI), a mass notification software company based in Calgary who is the developer of Alertable software. » Listen now

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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BCFTOA Conference

May 14-19, 2022
Location: Salmon Arm, B.C.
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