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Lambton College to host National and World FireFit Championships

Lambton College is set to host the 2023 Canadian FireFit National and World Championships at the college’s Sarnia, Ont. campus this month.

OAFC awards mental health bursaries to 20 fire departments

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs has awarded mental health bursaries to 20 fire departments across the province.

Weekend weather in central B.C. causes ‘very aggressive’ fire activity

British Columbia’s wildfire service says long weekend weather conditions caused “very aggressive fire activity” on several active blazes in the province’s central fire zone.

3 firefighters in N.W.T. recently injured by falling tree, propeller

A falling tree and a propeller left three firefighters with injuries while fighting fires in the N.W.T.

‘Smoke and flames showing’: Kitchen fire in Burlington neighbourhood sends nearly 20 firefighters to scene

Burlington firefighters say a nasty fire in a home Monday night (Sept. 4) that started in the kitchen is believed to have been caused by “unattended cooking.”


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Welcome to wildland fire fighting

When David Moseley, a longtime wildland firefighter and contributor to Fire Fighting in Canada, learned that his stepson and his girlfriend were headed off to do contract wildfire fighting for the first time, he was compelled to sit down and share some of the valuable lessons he learned over his many decades on the frontlines. By David Moseley » Read More...

Trainer's Corner: A word of encouragement

There have been two types of influencers through three decades of my fire fighting life: encouragers and discouragers. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...

Aspen Fuels: Better for Man, Machine & Environment. Why Fire Departments Trust it:

With Aspen, Ness Lake Fire doesn’t need to service equipment sitting all winter; a huge savings. Engines start on the first pull every time.  It has no odor so can be safely stored in the truck. Impressive.  I strongly recommend Aspen. 
Chief Percy Dergez 

Van Anda Fire switched to prevent destabilized fuel from fouling our equipment. We don’t have to drain and dispose of out-of-date fuel twice a year.
Chief Mike Craggs 

Vanderhoof Fire now has no problems with engines not starting, no fouled carbs or sparkplugs.  I promote Aspen to other departments.
Chief Ian Leslie

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In Case You Missed It 

Back to Basics: The ‘paper hat’ captain

I am writing this to address the issue of the “paper hat” captains that are out there in numbers across the country in all types of departments, both small and large, from the perspective of the firefighter who must serve under them. By Mark van der Feyst » Read More...

Volunteer Vision: Promoting to the next generation

Have we not come to a point now where smaller communities see their volunteer fire departments are needed more than ever? At what point does your community realize or make the move to have career firefighters? By Tom DeSorcy » 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

Date: Sep. 6-10, 2023
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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Fire-Rescue Canada 2023

Date: Sep. 17-20, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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Security, Police, Fire & Aviation Career Expo

Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Canadian Wildfire Conference

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