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Firefighters hoping for rain for 'reprieve' in battling wildfires in Alberta-N.W.T.

Firefighters will be watching the skies over the next couple of days hoping for help from Mother Nature as wildfires along the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary continue to force evacuations.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service offers youth skills training

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) hosted 36 youth aged 14-16 from newcomer backgrounds at the WFPS Training Academy for two days where participants had the chance to try fire fighting, paramedicine and 9-1-1 public safety telecommunicator skills.

Canada funds new firefighter urban interface training program

A pilot project through the International Association of Firefighters will receive $400,000 in funding from the federal government to bolster training in the battle against wildland urban interface fires.

‘A terrifying trend’: Firefighters find no working smoke alarms in over 100 homes in Brampton

Of the more than 4,000 homes visited so far this year, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services has done more than 450 smoke and CO alarm inspections and installations, finding more than 25 per cent of homes had no working smoke detectors.

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Spotlight on working smoke alarms

Amid the worrying uptake in Canadian fire deaths comes some encouraging news, in the form of research underscoring the outstanding potential of evidence-based smoke alarm outreach to protect life and property, along with promising new tools for communities. By Larry Thomas, Samar Al-Hajj, Len Garis and Ian Pike. » Read More...

Stop Bad: Call Signs for Life

Firefighters and incident commanders have enough to think about without having to remember or create a different call sign for every task they do, or when they ride on a different engine. By Gord Schreiner. » Read More...

Recipe Rescue: Perfect pasta

It’s hard to imagine a more versatile, simple and undeniably delicious dish than pasta. By Patrick Mathieu. » Read More...

Basement window exits

Before we can exit any basement window we must first clear the window of all glass and frame to increase the space for us to exit. By Nathan Pocock. » Read More...


Managing different generations and change

Chief John Liadis talks to host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the generational reactions to modernizing your department, who to focus on for successful change adoption, getting the buy-in, the need for transparent team communication, social media playing a new role in the next generation of recruitment, and how training is a core component of taking your department to the next level. » Listen now


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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Canadian Wildfire Conference

Oct. 26, 2023
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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