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PSPNET celebrated three years of supporting mental health of public safety personnel

PSPNET celebrated its third year of supporting the mental health of public safety personnel. Jan. 2023 marked three years since the launch of the first PSPNET project, the PSP Wellbeing Course.

Township of Langley served notice to withdraw from joint emergency program

In B.C., on Jan. 11, the Township of Langley’s acting fire chief served written notice to the Langley city fire chief to withdraw from the Joint Langley Emergency Program that has successfully served both communities for almost 25 years.

Scugog fire adopts smoke alarm check initiative after all emergency responses

After the discovery of a 25-year-old smoke alarm during a life-assist call, the Scugog Fire Department in Ontario has adopted an initiative that sees firefighters check dwellings any time they’re called to a home for an emergency.

Spruce Grove firefighters nearing $10K fundraising goal of rooftop campout

Firefighters in Spruce Grove, Alta., are camped out on the rooftop of their fire hall to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. They've almost reached their fundraising goal of $10,000.


A Guide to Mastering Stress and Surviving Burnout

From George Arjuna, retired Fire Chief in B.C. and Firefighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter contributor.

Burnt Around the Edges is an easy-to-read book that highlights decades of real-life experiences as a firefighter and a Fire Chief in BC, Canada and how occupational and life stress can dramatically affect wellbeing. This guide includes strategies and tactics to master stress and recovery from Occupational Burnout, as well as tips on how to become more mentally strong and resilient in a stressful world. » Order your copy now!

First Responders Fitness Festival: Inaugural event unites firefighters, police, paramedics and the community

What do you get when members of the fire service, paramedics and law enforcement come together? You get a new event that unites the community and raises awareness and money for first responder physical and mental health. So how did it all start? By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Front Seat: Incident commander inside

As a team leader or captain of your truck, you often must act as the eyes and ears for your incident commander (IC) when you are inside a structure fire working on bringing the scene under control. The scene might not be yours to command, but your decisions can control how that scene can unfold. By Jason Clark. » Read More...

Bricks in a wall: Resiliency as a core skill in the modern fire service

When I’m trying to understand a new process, I try to imagine I’m explaining it to my 9-year-old son. That way, I can break down the fundamental steps into bite-size chunks of core information. To describe the process of building mental resilience, I compare the process to building a castle wall. By Bill Dungey. » Read More...

Basement window exits

Techniques for a successful self-rescue from basements that are partially underground. By Nathan Pocock. » 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


FFIC Virtual Summit

Feb. 23, 2023
Location: Virtual
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Mar. 9, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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