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B.C. volunteer, composite fire departments receive funding for equipment, training

More than 110 volunteer and composite fire departments throughout B.C. will receive their share of $6.3 million for equipment and training to bolster firefighting response to make people and communities safer.

PSPNET celebrated three years of supporting mental health of public safety personnel

January 2023 marked three years since the launch of the first PSPNET project, the PSP Wellbeing Course. The course was designed to provide public safety personnel with free guidance on techniques for managing various mental health concerns.

Joint fire services assessment between Town of Georgina and Town of East Gwillimbury identifies opportunities for shared services

In Ontario, the towns of Georgina and East Gwillimbury announced a joint fire services assessment in 2022 which included an update to both municipal Fire Master Plans, options for service efficiencies, and a review of the potential to consolidate the two departments.

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – Feb. 17, 2023

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: the Ontario government released its first emergency management action plan. Then, this year’s Fire Fighting in Canada Virtual Summit, happening February 23rd, focuses on fleet and gear management. And, the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association is doing a unique fundraiser to support feeding kids.


Improve Public Safety & Build Stronger Communities

Fire departments and code enforcement personnel need to access, store, and document countless inspections and reports to ensure public safety for the local community. Paper-based updates to audits and reports create inefficiencies and backlogs in workflow management. CityReporter is an innovative management, inspection, and tracking software that increases efficiency while reducing risk exposures for communities across North America. By optimizing workflow, CityReporter Software helps departments meet all their inspection requirements, schedule inspections, and provide a database of information they can utilize for their Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning needs. » Learn more

Volunteer Vision: Promoting to the next generation

In the fire service, we are good at many things. Public education being just one of them.  What better way to protect our communities than to teach people to be safe and to avoid needing our service all together.  But what about public awareness?  By Tom DeSorcy. » Read More...

Emergency management roundtable discusses best practices and lessons learned

Canadian Security, Fire Fighting in Canada’s companion brand, hosted an Emergency Management Roundtable in November 2022. Sponsored by Base Camp Connect and Emergency Management Group, the session brought together Canadian experts in emergency management to discuss disaster mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery. » Read More...

NEW TITLE: Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention

The first edition of Fire Protection Publication’s Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention will equip interventionists and program managers with the tools needed to create, implement, and evaluate a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention program. The first six chapters of the book are for the interventionist while the last two chapters speak directly to the program manager.

The manual successfully meets the job performance requirements of NFPA 1030, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Prevention Program Positions.

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In Case You Missed It 

The economics of apparatus

Supply chain disruptions. Inflation. Labour shortages. All these factors have created several challenges for fire truck manufacturers and dealers. Fire chiefs, procurement committees and others with input into buying a municipality’s next apparatus should be aware of the impacts rippling into the purchasing and planning environment. By Laura Aiken » Read more...

PFAS in the modern fire service

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS for short, are a group of over 4700 human-made substances that are frequently used as lubricant and repellents. Known as forever chemicals, they can be found in fire fighting foams, textiles, cosmetics and in food packaging. While effective, these substances are increasingly coming under scrutiny due to concerns around negative impacts on the health and safety of people and the environment. By Kaitlin Secord » Read more...


Finding a fit through the Multi-Mini-Interview process

Karen Roche, fire chief for Burlington, Ont., shares how her department is looking to hire the right fit for fire fighting through the Multi-Mini-Interview process, or MMIs. The MMI program has a strong focus on assessing soft skills and determining emotional intelligence. Take a deep dive into this hiring technique with Chief Roche and host Tom DeSorcy. » Listen now...


Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

Date: March 9, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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