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Firefighter in Northwest Territories dies battling wildfire near home community

A firefighter has died while battling a wildfire near his home community in the Northwest Territories, marking the second time in only a few days a Canadian firefighter was killed on the job during a record-setting national wildfire season.

‘Kind and thoughtful’ firefighter, 19, who died in B.C. is identified by her brother

A 19-year-old B.C. firefighter who police say was killed by a falling tree near Revelstoke on Thursday has been identified by her brother as Devyn Gale, who was a former member of the B.C. gymnastics team and a star pupil at her high school.

Extreme Weather Webinar Series: Hurricanes

Avert, Canada’s only media brand dedicated to informing the growing audience of professionals involved in disaster management, is launching an exclusive webinar series on extreme weather events across the country.

Hundreds of firefighters from across Canada compete in FireFit competition

More than 250 firefighters from Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes competed in the annual FireFit Challenge at Angrignon Park in Montreal.



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Learning to fight wildfires on the front line

When a group of fire fighting students at Lakeland College’s Emergency Training Centre heard they were being asked to deploy to Parkland County, Alta., to help fight a recently ignited wildfire, they were ecstatic. By Elena De Luigi » Read More...

Data for saving lives: New report on Indigenous fire data reveals gaps and opportunities

An organization dedicated to improving fire outcomes for Indigenous people in Canada has released a new report with recommendations for improving data collection and reducing fire risk in First Nations communities. By Len Garis and Mandy Desautels » Read More...
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Igniting innovation: Discovering cutting-edge methods to train firefighters

A firefighter is never considered “fully trained”. With the ever-evolving role of a first responder, and the new science and technology that goes into fire fighting today, the training division of a fire department never has a quiet day. By Brittani Schroeder » Read More...

Trainer’s Corner: Venting, a human and fire behaviour perspective

There are three reasons we perform ventilation: life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. Let’s look at why. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...


Leading by example

Waskesiu Fire Chief Les Karpluk joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about leadership in the fire service, building relationships and trust, and how to recognize young leaders on your team. » Listen now...


World Police and Fire Games

Date: July 28-Aug. 6, 2023
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

Date: Aug. 16-18, 2023
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
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