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Feds say ‘no willing partners’ to bring fire codes onto First Nations

The federal government does not have a willing partner to find a way to introduce fire codes on First Nation reserves, a newly released document shows.

Vancouver recorded 10 fire deaths in 2022, with half linked to lithium ion batteries: VFRS

Out of the 10 fire-related fatalities Vancouver recorded in 2022, the city’s fire services says half of the deaths were the result of rechargeable batteries.

New award recognizes B.C. women in wildfire resiliency

FireSmart BC is seeking nominations for The Lynn Orstad Award – Women in Wildfire Resiliency. In memory of Lynn Orstad, this award will be presented annually in recognition of women who have made significant contributions in wildfire resilience and advocacy efforts in B.C. or Alberta.

Having fire, EMS and police in same room could help response: former Calgary chief

A former chief of emergency medical services in Calgary says having medical dispatchers back in the same room as police and fire call-takers could help to improve ambulance response times.


Emergency Management: Are Your Prepared?

Recently, a group of emergency management professionals met to discuss everything from mental health in the profession to the lasting impacts of the pandemic to best practices and lessons learned in disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. Learn what these experts had to say! Sponsored by the Emergency Management Group and Base Camp Connect.

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Back to Basics: The tenets of VES, Part 4

We are going to wrap up our series on Vent, Enter, Search (VES) and Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search (VEIS) by examining the “don’ts” of VES. These don’ts are what some departments or firefighters add to the tactic as a way to make it safer, but in reality, are decreasing the effectiveness of the tactic in its simplicity.  By Mark van der Feyst » Read More...

Pilot dashboard enables precision fire prevention in communities

Developed by Stats Canada, in partnership with the B.C. Office of the Fire Commissioner, the Community Fire Risk Reduction Dashboard creates maps identifying areas of low, medium and high risk of residential fires within a community, based on a variety of characteristics. By Rebecca Kong and Len Garis » Read More...

NEW EDITION - Rope Rescue Techniques: Principles & Practice, Fifth Edition

This new edition provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of rope rescue, including planning, PPE and equipment, medical considerations, evacuations, and special rescue operations.

Based on the 2021 Edition of NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (chapter 5), the fifth edition has been significantly revised to reorganize content by Awareness, Operations, and Technician levels.

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Are you sure the fire is out?

Being a firefighter is one of greatest jobs in the world. The sense of pride you get when you put on the uniform on your very first day and report for duty, to the time that you retire, is tremendous. But the various tasks that are required of you can be sometimes tedious and demanding and may not be your favourite, such as, conducting overhaul. By Manfred Kihn » Read more

Firehall forum

Check out the Firehall Forum, an online community, for job openings, education, health and lifestyle tips and other fire related resources! » Learn more


In conversation with the CAFC’s new president in 2023

Red Deer’s Fire Chief Ken McMullen, the new president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about inflation, budget cycles, minimum training standards, medical response, mental health and the importance of advocacy at the CAFC. » Listen now


Lambton College Fire Trade Show

Jan. 28, 2023
Location: Sarnia, Ont.
For more information, reach out to: » warwickfire@warwicktownship.ca
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