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Canadian Firefighter 2023 photo contest now open!

With the spotlight on firefighters and first responders, Canadian Firefighter wants to show a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your scene views.

U.S. deploys high tech Pentagon program to help Canada detect, suppress new wildfires

The U.S. Department of Defense has deployed a new high-tech fire detection system to help Canada battle one of its worst wildfire seasons on record.

Feds asked to consider national fire service as country grapples with ‘new normal’ wildfire season

As Canada faces its worst wildfire season in more than 20 years, NDP MP Richard Cannings has joined some academics in calling for the federal government to consider the creation of a national firefighting service to assist provinces with forest fires.

Deadly crash near Carberry highlights 'crucial' role of volunteer firefighters, Manitoba fire chiefs say

When 15 people died in a fatal crash on a highway in southwestern Manitoba last week, volunteer firefighters were the first emergency responders on the scene.

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Putting mental health first: Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service signs partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Firefighters work night and day to keep our communities safe. They make other citizens their priority, and on June 15, the City of Vaughan made firefighters their priority. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Preserving life on the fireground: The main goal for every call

Advancing a hose line to an interior position supports all fire ground objectives, leading to the achievement of our overarching goals. By Jared Newcombe. » Read More...

Recipe rescue: Doing all we can do

When duty calls, it’s not just the fire that’s harmful for firefighters. Cardiovascular disease, exhaustion, depression, PTSD and a multitude of cancers impact firefighters at a far greater rate than the general population. By Patrick Mathieu. » Read More...

The keys to high quality training

High quality training can make the difference between a really switched-on team, and one that stumbles. By Steve Piluso. » Read More...


Examining wildfires through a meteorological lens

BC Wildfire Service lead forecaster Matt MacDonald joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about fire weather forecasting in British Columbia, how environmental conditions affect wildfire seasons, and analyzing the science behind predicting wildfires and weather. » Listen now


MFAC Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference

July 5-7, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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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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