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Canadian Firefighter 2023 cover photo contest deadline: July 31

With the spotlight on firefighters and first responders, Canadian Firefighter wants to share a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your scene views. What does being a Canadian Firefighter look like to you?

Drones, ATVs hamper B.C.'s wildfire fighting efforts during record breaking season

Firefighters battling hundreds of blazes in British Columbia say they've been facing more than the usual obstacles when "irresponsible" members of the public interfere with operations.

Firefighter in Northwest Territories dies battling wildfire near home community

A firefighter has died while battling a wildfire near his home community in the Northwest Territories, marking the second time in only a few days a Canadian firefighter was killed on the job during a record-setting national wildfire season.

'Kind and thoughtful' firefighter, 19, who died in B.C. is identified by her brother

A 19-year-old B.C. firefighter who police say was killed by a falling tree near Revelstoke last week has been identified by her brother as Devyn Gale, who was a former member of the B.C. gymnastics team and a star pupil at her high school.

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Igniting innovation: Discovering cutting-edge methods to train firefighters

A firefighter is never considered “fully trained”. With the ever-evolving role of a first responder, and the new science and technology that goes into fire fighting today, the training division of a fire department never has a quiet day. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Extrication Tips: What's one without the other?

Two is always better than one, right? Have we ever stopped to think about why we’re always doing things in pairs within the fire service? By Chad Roberts. » Read More...

Understanding autism

Autism is an invisible disorder. There aren’t any recognizable physical traits to alert firefighters that a person may have autism. By Ben Wilson. » Read More...

Keeping at-the-ready

In the fire service, keeping equipment in its ready state is a must. It is important to check and re-check gear to ensure it’s able to meet the demands of the job when it’s go-time. By Sean Waldie and Micheal Okumura. » Read More...


Leading by example

Waskesiu Fire Chief Les Karpluk joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about leadership in the fire service, building relationships and trust, and how to recognize young leaders on your team. » Listen now


World Police and Fire Games

July 28-Aug. 6, 2023
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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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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