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Ontario expanding cancer coverage for firefighters

The Ontario government is now including thyroid and pancreatic cancer coverage for firefighters, improving access to compensation and supports from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

B.C. firefighters concerned cancer-causing chemicals found in protective gear

Every two years, firefighters come together on the grounds of the B.C. Legislature to pay their respects to fallen colleagues. This year will look a little different. Members flanking the memorial will not be wearing their turnout gear.

Boreal fire emissions surged in 2021, study says

In 2021, fires in boreal North America and Eurasia emitted 1.76 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.

B.C. firefighter competes in World’s Strongest Firefighter Contest

B.C. firefighter Cameron St. Amand is now unofficially one of the strongest firefighters in the country as he is one of only two Canadians to make it to the finals of the 2023 World’s Strongest Firefighter Contest in Columbus, Ohio.


Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams

A leadership book by former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine, Staring Down the Wolf focuses on harnessing the principles of purpose and discipline in life to achieve success.

What does it take to command a team of elite individuals? It requires a commitment to seven key principles: Courage, Trust, Respect, Growth, Excellence, Resiliency, and Alignment. All of these are present in an elite team which commits to them deeply in order to forge the character worthy of uncommon success.

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Educating to save a life: Creating a fire hall lecture to talk about a firefighter’s health risks

In the spring of 2022, Craig Bowman’s life changed forever when he was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer after working in the fire service for over two decades. His 19-year-old daughter, Lexi, has since created a lecture and is attending fire halls to talk to firefighters about their increased risk of getting cancer. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

From Hire to Retire: The most crucial plan to make

If you aren’t considering how your organization will function after key talent leaves, then you may be putting the organization at risk. Succession planning is the critical process of identifying, preparing and developing internal candidates to fill key positions. By Arjuna George. » Read More...

Front Seat: Observing subtle dangers

A good situation report (sit-rep) from the first arriving apparatus officer can set the tone for how well a scene plays out. It is not the deciding factor for the outcome of a situation, but it is the starting point for incoming units to hear what the big picture looks like and what the first-in officer’s game plan is. By Jason Clark. » Read now...

Rural water supply

Many departments accept the reality of not being able to save every house that burns in rural settings. Many organizations, and even the one I come from, struggle to avoid the ‘doing the best we can’ mantra, and in doing so do not look to create much change. The largest reason for this inaction that I have observed is an educational division between outdated tactics and updated research. By Joey Cherpin. » Read More...


The role of a fire investigator

The easiest fire to fight is one that is prevented from happening. In this edition of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, host Tom DeSorcy is joined by Brad Davidson, retired firefighter and fire investigator from Flin Flon, Man. The two discuss how Davidson got his start in the fire service, the difference between municipal and industrial fire protection, the changes in fire behaviours and reactions, and the importance of fire investigation. » Listen now