͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌      ͏ ‌     
About Us

View As Webpage  | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@

Quebec flooding: Two firefighters missing northeast of capital, states of emergency

Provincial police have confirmed that two people swept away by the current on the flooded Riviere du Gouffre in Quebec’s Charlevoix region, where up to 60 millimetres of rain fell within a 24-hour period, are firefighters.

New tools for flood preparation in B.C. communities

People living in communities on the front lines of extreme flooding will soon have access to new tools to better prepare for floods, reports the B.C. government. The Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness and the Ministry of Forests are investing $8.69 million for flood-hazard mapping by March 2024, including funding to support B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. This investment also leverages $4.33 million in federal funding through the Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program with Natural Resources Canada.

Montreal firefighter’s drowning death in the Lachine rapids ‘accidental,’ coroner says

Quebec coroner Géhane Kamel has found that Montreal firefighter Pierre Lacroix’s death during a rescue operation in the Lachine Rapids in October 2021 was “accidental.” In her report made public Thursday, Kamel noted certain shortcomings on the night of the tragedy and made a series of recommendations to various authorities, including the Montreal Fire Department (SSIM) and the Ministry of Public Safety.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from city in Quebec that failed to stop 2012 fire

A city in Quebec has exhausted its legal avenues to avoid paying thousands of dollars in damages after it failed to deploy enough firefighters to prevent a fire from ravaging a building. Canada’s highest court says it won’t hear an appeal from the City of Trois-Rivieres, Que., which had sought to have a lower court decision overturned.


Protect First Responders

Protect first responders with the AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System. No hoses and hands free, this automatic system protects 100% of the apparatus bay area by constantly monitoring and automatically removing diesel exhaust and particulate matter from your station. At the heart of our four-stage filtration system is a MERV 16 rated filter that has the ability to remove particles 0.3-1.0 microns in size.

There are no building modifications, vehicle attachments, ducting or external exhaust fans. Plus, the system doesn't interfere with daily operations or response time. Address hot zones by removing off-gassing of turnout gear, hoses and parked vehicles. Remove "engine backwash" every time a vehicle leaves and returns.

AIRVAC 911® meets NFPA requirements, is half the cost of hose systems and the only maintenance is periodic filter changes.

Control the spread of contaminants.

» Request your free proposal

Digitizing data, reducing risk

Georgina Fire and Rescue Service introduced an Ontario first through the creation of a live data risk reduction portal for their community. The ability to track risks in real time, and target messaging for its community and fire partners, is part of the fire department’s completed community risk assessment and risk reduction plan. By Laura Aiken » Read More...

Back to Basics: Garage fires: Part 3

In our continued look at garage fires and the hidden dangers that are found within and outside them, we are progressing to examine the hidden dangers that lay within the garage. This is a concerning area because we are not able to see or know ahead of time what is inside the garage. We will see dangers on the outside on arrival as part of our size-up, but the inside is a complete unknown. By Mark van der Feyst » Read More...

New Edition | Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations

A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Fourth Edition provides fire fighters and first responders with these essential skills and enables them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating potentially deadly incidents.

Revised and updated to meet new NFPA 470 standards and peer reviewed, by experts in the field. » Order your copy today!
In Case You Missed It 

Leadership Forum: The secret ingredient

There is no shortage of literature, instruction, research nor opinion with respect to what it takes to be a successful leader. Some of my first formal leadership education focused on learning the difference between leadership and management. I remember the simple explanation that was drilled into my head then: Leadership is doing the right thing – management is doing the right thing right. By Matt Pegg » Read more...

Cover story: Body language

Understanding how to interpret body language and nonverbal cues provides you with an incredibly accurate and reliable indicator of one’s true intentions because body language is universal and present in every interaction, and it accounts for 60 to 93 per cent of communication. By Jennifer Grigg » Read more...


Today’s recruits, connecting with the frontline, and learning from each other

Toronto’s Fire Chief Matthew Pegg joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about the department’s latest recruitment; the qualifications, courage and motivation of today’s candidates; the importance of connecting with and supporting your members, and why large fire services can and do learn from small departments. » Listen now...


OAFC 2023 Conference and Trade Show

Date: May 4-6, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
» Learn more

BC Fire Training Officers Association Conference

Date: May 13-18, 2023
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
» Learn more

AFCA Conference and Trade Show

Date: May 28-31, 2023
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
» Learn more