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'Complacency' blamed for N.S. struggles with flooding, other climate disasters

Poor weather forecasts, inadequate cell service and a lack of precise flooding disaster plans show that Nova Scotia remains badly prepared for climate crises – as does the country as a whole, said Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.

Fundraiser honours Zak Muise, who died fighting wildfire in B.C.

A fundraiser has been launched to honour the memory of a firefighter killed while fighting British Columbia's largest wildfire last week.

Study shows link between long-term exposure to wildfire related air pollutants and mortality

Researchers have found a correlation between long-term exposure to wildfire related air pollutants and mortality.

Device promises to protect firefighters from harmful chemicals

Researchers from the University of Miami have developed a sensor that promises to protect firefighters from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — a potentially cancer-causing class of chemicals that results from burning coal, oil, gas, wood, garbage, tobacco and more — present in the warm zone of structural fires.

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Firefighter Emotional Wellness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others

This book is a training exercise for your heart and mind. It’s an excellent, evidence-based self-help book with boots on the ground sharing interviews with firefighters and how they adapt.

By sharing personal stories of her clients’ emotional wellness struggles, author Jada Hudson takes away the stigma of talking about things like depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation. Firefighter Emotional Wellness is a must-read for every academy recruit, newlywed, leader, retiree, spouse, and individual who wants to become or remain emotionally well.

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Recipe Rescue: Becoming the best firehouse chef you can be

Whether it’s becoming better on the fire ground or in your fire house, this is about becoming the best you for yourself, your crew and organization. If you are looking to improve your cooking game, then you’ve come to the right place. By Patrick Mathieu. » Read More...

Front Seat: Retraining for your role

Training is a constant topic within the fire service these days. There are no two exact same scenes that we are called to, and I am a big believer that there are many different paths to successfully bring a scene to stabilization. By Jason Clark. » Read More...

Extrication tips: What can we cut?

After recently doing some training with our auto ex team and shortly thereafter with my crew, I realized we had many different questions related to the scenarios and vehicles that were put in front of us. Why can’t I cut this? By Chad Roberts. » Read More...

Steam: What you need to know

Each of the different nozzle patterns needs to be understood and applied at the correct time and with the right technique to effectively extinguish and avoid deadly fire dynamics like flashovers and rollovers, resulting in steam burns. By Lance Bushie. » Read More...


Managing different generations and change

Chief John Liadis talks to host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the generational reactions to modernizing your department, who to focus on for successful change adoption, getting the buy-in, the need for transparent team communication, social media playing a new role in the next generation of recruitment, and how training is a core component of taking your department to the next level. » Listen now


IAFC Fire-Rescue International

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

Sept. 6-10, 2023
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FFIC Open Golf Tournament

Sept. 12, 2023
Location: Beeton, Ont.
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Fire-Rescue Canada 2023

Sept. 17-20, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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