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Fire incidents increased during pandemic: StatsCan

Fire departments among seven reporting jurisdictions in Canada attended just over 39,000 fires in 2021, marking the second consecutive year of increases, Statistics Canada data shows.

More foreign firefighters expected to arrive to help Canada battle wildfires

More firefighters from abroad were expected to arrive on Wednesday to help battle Canada's worst wildfire season of the 21st century.

Why is the federal government looking to create a national emergency agency?

The federal government is looking at creating some kind of national disaster response agency in the face of an unusually intense and destructive start to the wildfire season across the country.

Volunteer firefighter, boater dead in marine incident near Bayfield

Ontario Provincial Police say they're investigating the deaths of both a central Ontario boater and a volunteer firefighter who tried to help with a rescue effort.

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Fit for Duty: So, you have back pain?

Statistics Canada reports that more than 80 per cent of the population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. To add insult to injury (pardon the pun), Statistics Canada also reports that for 85 per cent to 90 per cent of individuals with back pain, no known specific cause can be identified. By Sherry Dean. » Read More...

Front Seat: Rekindling passion for the fire service

I am the kind of person who always tries to have an all-in, 100 per cent positive attitude with most of the daily activities I do, but it’s especially important when I walk into the fire station. By Jason Clark. » Read More...
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From Hire to Retire: The retirement rollercoaster

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Back to Basics: Firefighter survival — windows

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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


NFPA Conference & Expo

June 19-23, 2023
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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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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