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About Us

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Firefighters face extreme risks every day. Members of the fire service face injury and death on almost every call they attend, while balancing the need to attend to and care for members of the public. Sadly, terrible accidents can happen, and sometimes as a result of human error.

While there is no way to go back and change past events, the way forward includes preparing for the worst, and performing at the highest level so that it never happens. This is why training is so important.

Canadian Firefighter has brought back Training Week for the second year in a row, and is excited to share hot topics, tips and tactics to complement and inspire your training regime. We’ve curated a lineup of multimedia content on a wide variety of topics designed to help you and your team do your jobs to the best of your abilities.

Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in your inbox this week:

  • Monday: Proper hose techniques and a webinar from the Fire and Emergency Policy Forward Series.
  • Tuesday: First responder training to better serve individuals on the spectrum.
  • Wednesday: How technology and equipment are rapidly changing in the fire service.
  • Thursday: Your regular e-Newsletter with a training focus.
  • Friday: Staying mentally and physically fit.
  • Saturday: Leadership – how they see training, and how you can retrain to better yourself in your role.

I’d like to say a big thank you to our sponsors, Canadian Safety Equipment, Ontario Fire Academy, Air Technology Solutions, A.H. Stock, Dalhousie University and Vector Solutions, for supporting our efforts to bring more training-focused content to you, our readers. We hope that these thought-provoking pieces help you to get the ideas flowing.

If there’s anything you’d like to see covered in a future edition of Training Week or Canadian Firefighter, please reach out to me anytime at bschroeder@annexbusinessmedia.com.

Brittani Schroeder