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Canada builds new facility for National Fire Equipment Cache

The federal government is building a new facility for its National Fire Equipment Cache in Banff National Park in Alberta, which will act as a central equipment storage location and augment reserves across the country.

As Quebec gets wetter because of climate change, risks of landslides increase

Climate change is likely to increase the frequency of weather events that cause landslides in Quebec, like the one that killed two people a week ago in the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean region, said a researcher who studies natural risks.

B.C. announces total campfire ban amid drastic wildfire surge, worsening drought

All campfires across British Columbia were banned Monday, except on the North Coast island of Haida Gwaii, after thousands of lightning strikes and worsening drought conditions resulted in more than 100 new wildfires.

Hundreds of firefighters from across Canada compete in FireFit competition

More than 250 firefighters from Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes competed in the annual FireFit Challenge at Angrignon Park in Montreal.

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Training your trainers: How Halifax Regional Fire Emergency is keeping their division in check

Trevor Marshall has been working in the Halifax Regional Fire Emergency (HRFE) training division as a training officer for over five years. To this day, he feels like he’s gone back to university because of all the knowledge and experience he’s acquired. By Brittani Schroeder. » Read More...

Learning to fight wildfires on the front line

When a group of fire fighting students at Lakeland College’s Emergency Training Centre (ETC) heard they were being asked to deploy to Parkland County, Alta., to help fight a recently ignited wildfire, they were ecstatic. By Elena De Luigi. » Read More...

The keys to high quality training

What makes high quality, valuable training? Here's how to get the most out of a training day, whether you're the trainer or the participant. By Steve Piluso. » Read More...

Back to Basics: Firefighter survival

In every residential structure you are going to find entanglement hazards of every type. By Mark van der Feyst. » 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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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

Aug. 16-18, 2023
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
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FireFit Worlds and Canadian National Championships

Sept. 7-11, 2023
Location: Spruce Meadows, Alta.
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