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Alberta announces $175M wildfire recovery fund for municipalities, Metis settlements

The Alberta government has approved a $175-million recovery program for municipalities and Metis settlements affected by wildfires.

Quebec forest fire situation continues to improve with rain but risks remain: SOPFEU

The forest fire situation in Quebec is improving after recent rain, the province's wildfire prevention agency said Monday, though large blazes continue to burn and fire risk remains high in dry areas along James Bay.

Canada's climate adaptation plan gives a nod to Indigenous knowledge as wildfires burn

Indigenous communities remain on the front lines of the climate crisis, suffering the worst effects of climate disaster and tragedy.

B.C. must urgently change forest strategies or face more wildfire disasters: report

British Columbia's independent forests watchdog is calling for the provincial government to make critical changes to how it manages forests to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

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Back to Basics: Desensitizing firefighters - Part 2

In our continuing series of desensitizing firefighters, we are going to focus on the topic of personal protective equipment (PPE). By Mark van der Feyst. » Read More...

Psychological PPE: The fire service’s Challenger

The fire service can experience a Challenger situation if those who are responsible to build a culture of safety, choose to be willfully blind to factors that can render one unhealthy. By James Rychard. » Read More...

Tools of the trade: Ahead of the Pack

The self-contained breathing apparatus is undoubtedly the most important advancement in firefighting technology. By Sean Kingswell. » Read More...

Front Seat: Fixing a problem and providing a service

While structure fires and major incidents usually make up a low percentage of calls, house fires and motor vehicle collisions with confirmed entrapment have human life and property at stake. By Jason Clark. » 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

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

Aug. 16-18, 2023
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
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FireFit Worlds and Canadian National Championships

Sept. 7-11, 2023
Location: Spruce Meadows, Alta.
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