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B.C. adds $180 million to help communities prepare for natural disasters

In B.C., the New Democrat government will almost double the current funding of its Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, adding $180 million to support projects that help communities and First Nations prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters.

Southeastern N.B. had a rash of fires. Officials know many of them were no accident

According to a briefing note prepared by the fire marshal, obtained by the CBC through a right to information and protection of privacy request, 57 per cent of the fires in Southeastern N.B., between 2019 and 2022, were considered to be “incendiary,” compared to a provincial average of 35 per cent.

Ride-along with Saskatoon Fire Department shows scope of homelessness

Saskatoon Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Yvonne Raymer said the fire department uses a “proactive approach,” regularly checking in with the inadequately housed to learn their reasons for not being in a shelter or permanent housing. Raymer said her officers had around 600 such interactions in December alone.

Joint fire services assessment between Town of Georgina and Town of East Gwillimbury identifies opportunities for shared services

In Ontario, the towns of Georgina and East Gwillimbury announced a joint fire services assessment in 2022, which included an update to both municipal Fire Master Plans, options for service efficiencies and a review of the potential to consolidate the two departments.


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Fit for Duty: Creating your own path

Cardiovascular emergencies and deaths continue to plague the fire service. There is no question that your work is difficult. Being prepared and Fit for Duty is a responsibility we all need to take seriously. By Sherry Dean. » Read More...

Extrication Tips: The finer things

To wrap up this lifting topic, I thought I’d spend a little more time on some of the finer details and tips that will help keep you out of trouble when it comes to your next lifting call. By Chad Roberts. » Read More...

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – Feb. 17, 2023

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: the Ontario government released its first emergency management action plan. Then, this year’s Fire Fighting in Canada Virtual Summit, happening February 23rd, focuses on fleet and gear management. And, the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association is doing a unique fundraiser to support feeding kids. » Watch now...

Dispatches: Observations from the field

In my current role as fire instructor, I’m never at a loss for opportunities to practice and hone my perception skills when it comes to body language and nonverbal communication. By Jennifer Grigg. » Read More...


Finding a fit through the Multi-Mini-Interview process

Karen Roche, fire chief for Burlington, Ont., shares how her department is looking to hire the right fit for fire fighting through the Multi-Mini-Interview process, or MMIs. The MMI program has a strong focus on assessing soft skills and determining emotional intelligence. Take a deep dive into this hiring technique with Chief Roche and host Tom DeSorcy. » Listen now


Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Mar. 9, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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