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Toronto Fire Services to add two electric pumper trucks to their fleet

Toronto Fire Services is working with Safetek Emergency Vehicles and the REVGroup to design and acquire two fully electric fire pumper trucks. When delivered, Toronto Fire Services will be the first fire department in Canada to have fully electric, North American-style fire pumper trucks in their fleet.

Ottawa firefighter dies after skydiving accident at Arnprior airport

Ottawa Fire Services has confirmed that firefighter, Jeffrey Dean, died while skydiving at the Arnprior airport

Wounded Warriors Canada and Homewood Health announce national partnership aimed at enhancing mental health care for veterans and first responders

Wounded Warriors Canada and Homewood Health are entering a new national partnership that will work to enhance mental health care for veterans, first responders and their families while aiming to streamline access to care.

Indigenous youth introduced to public safety careers

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) welcomed participants to its Indigenous Youth Career Camp (IYCC) at its campuses from July 18 to 22, where attendees gained an introduction to public safety career options.
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Pre-hospital care and the fire first responder

Medical calls making up an increasing share of fire department response is far from a new conversation, but circumstances brought on by the pandemic have brought both new challenges and new collaboration to the forefront. By Laura Aiken » Read more...

NFPA Impact: Celebrating 100 years of Fire Prevention Week

In May 1919, at NFPA’s 23rd annual meeting in Ottawa, at the invitation of the Dominion Fire Prevention Association, resolutions were passed urging governments in the United States and Canada to support a campaign for a common Fire Prevention Day. By Laura King » Read more...

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. 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

The Emotional

Nothing clears a room of firefighter spirit and vitality like when you say that the training at hand will be on emotions. As an often overlooked and underappreciated component to a mental wellness program, training, and sometimes even therapy, emotional understanding and management play a key role in recovery and resilience. By Nick Halmasy » Learn more

Full-scale mass timber burns

In this episode of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, Steven Craft, principal at CMH Fire Consultants, joins host Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy to discuss the series of five separate fire research burns on a full-scale mass timber structure in Ottawa. Craft touches on the importance of these research burns, how the tests are being conducted and what they mean for the fire service. » Listen now

FireCon 2022

Sept. 8-10
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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Fire-Rescue Canada 2022

Sept. 11-14
Location: Ottawa
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FSWO Training Symposium

Oct. 20-23
Location: Belleville, Ont.
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