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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.

Alberta announces $175M wildfire recovery fund for municipalities, Metis settlements

The Alberta government has approved a $175-million recovery program for municipalities and Metis settlements affected by wildfires.

Private members bill calls for new criminal offence of assaulting a first responder in Canada

If someone assaults or murders an on-duty police officer in Canada, the offence is considered more serious than if the victim was a civilian. Now the MP for New Westminster-Burnaby Peter Julian wants those same laws extended to firefighters and paramedics.

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.


Firefighter’s Handbook on Wildland Firefighting: Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 4th Edition

The 4th Edition of this bestselling book by noted wildland firefighting author, Bill Teie is updated to address the most current NFPA and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards and qualifications for wildland firefighting. This book is written for the fire personnel who need a basic understanding of wildland firefighting. Firefighters and fire officers who have primary wildland responsibilities and who may be called into a wildland fire situation as a mutual aid response will all find this handbook valuable. » Order your copy today!

NFPA Impact: Steps to Safety reduces risk for older adults

Are there older adults in your community who are at risk of falls and fires? Of course, there are. By Laura King » Read More...

Catching ZZZs

Chasing sleep – many first responders find themselves on this frustrating hamster wheel and are desperately looking for the exit. By Julie Fitz-Gerald » Read More...
In Case You Missed It 

Dynamic teaching and flipping the classroom

Teaching in the fire service happens on many levels, in many classrooms, and with all kinds of students. By Jennifer Delaney » Read More...

Wildfire fighting: Outside the realm of traditional

The fire service is increasingly being asked to take on more (often to fill gaps) and prepare for and respond to a multitude of hazards facing our society. By Kirk Hughes » 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

Date: July 28-Aug. 6, 2023
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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IAFC Fire-Rescue International

Date: Aug. 16-18, 2023
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
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