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B.C. partners with Stats Canada to prevent fire-related deaths through new dashboard

British Columbia’s provincial government has partnered with Statistics Canada to create a Community Fire Risk Reduction Dashboard to help B.C. fire services prevent fires, reduce injuries and save lives.

New study looks at how having COVID-19 could impact performance at work

Individuals who contract COVID-19 often experience memory, attention, and concentration problems, even after recovering from the initial illness. A new study from Ontario’s University of Waterloo shows individuals who had contracted COVID-19 reported significantly more cognitive failures at work.

Midland volunteer firefighters get new collective agreement

Volunteer firefighters serving the Town of Midland, Ont., ratified a new three-year collective agreement providing them with an increase to their honorarium and other improvements.

Suspicious fire destroys historic New Brunswick lighthouse

The RCMP in New Brunswick is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a lighthouse in Cape Tormentine.
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Back to Basics: Which aerial to use?

There are many different types of aerial trucks in the fire service. All of them have an intended purpose and are designed for certain operational benefits. Not every fire department will have a need for an aerial truck in their fleet, but they certainly can benefit from the use of one and can use mutual aid for assistance. By Mark van der Feyst » Read more...

Volunteer Vision: Communicating your message

Can you easily tell when a person is confident? Can you detect by their actions or demeanor that they have everything under control? How about your confidence? Does it show? Speaking before a crowd, it’s easy to see when someone is controlled and confident in their delivery. I find that when you know what you’re talking about or are passionate about the topic, it’s easier to give your message. By Tom DeSorcy » Read 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. One thing that is often overlooked by fire departments is the increased and effective use of social media platforms. By Kirk Hughes » Learn more

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Looking for the latest in fire gear, apparatus and services? Find out about new trade-in programs, simulated experiences, extrication expansion, thermal imaging cameras and more by visiting out new products section! » Learn more

In conversation with John McKearney

John McKearney, the fire chief in Whistler and president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, looks back on his time in the fire service, reflecting on the importance of paid-on-call firefighters working alongside careers, moving from the Vancouver department to a resort municipality, changing risks and vulnerabilities in small towns versus big cities, and the need for a national strategy on the interface threat of wildfires and flooding. » Listen now


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