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DEMCON brings disaster response issues to light

The Ontario Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (DEMCON), which ran Oct. 24 to 25 in Toronto, focused on new initiatives, lessons learned and best practices on disaster response and recovery, community resilience and climate change.

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AIM recycling fire could have burned for days: fire chief

An industrial fire at American Iron and Metal could have burned for much longer than it did, according to Saint John’s fire chief. Kevin Clifford made the comments earlier this week while recognizing community partners who helped extinguish the fire.

No smoke alarms found in Toronto fire that critically injured mother, 2 children

Fire officials are imploring people to check their smoke alarms after discovering no working smoke detectors in the house where a fire left a mother and two children in critical condition. Jon Pegg, Ontario’s fire marshal, said an investigation into a fire at a home on Wilson Avenue suggested the house had no working smoke alarms.

Cambridge hires new fire chief

Rob Martin is Cambridge’s new fire chief. Last week, the fire department officially welcomed Martin on its social media pages and posted a few photos of him with his new team.


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Tech Talk: The future of the fire truck

Let's dive into the future of building a fire truck, what that looks like when it comes to training, what parts might be like to source, and how the fire truck builders are going to be able to supply these parts with dynamics changing often. By Chris Dennis » Read More...

Tackling a historic fire in Vaughan

In my 36 years as a firefighter, I have seen everything from small bonfires to large industrial blazes, but April 12 was a day I won’t soon forget. It was on that day that Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) fought one of the largest fires in our city’s history. By Deputy Chief Grant Moffatt » Read More...
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Featured Content 

Volunteer Vision: Reflecting on the fire service

For those of you that have been around more than 10 years, let’s reflect on where the fire service is today, especially around the current atmosphere of volunteerism across our country. By Vince Mackenzie » Read More...

Data for saving lives: New report on Indigenous fire data reveals gaps and opportunities

An organization dedicated to improving fire outcomes for Indigenous people in Canada has released a new report with recommendations for improving data collection and reducing fire risk in First Nations – timely information given the recent spate of tragic fires in Canada. By Len Garis and Mandy Desautels » Read More...


Talking advocacy ahead of Chiefs on the Hill

Ken McMullen, president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, joins the latest episode of the podcast to chat with host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the historic wildfire season, the major topics heading into this year’s Chiefs on the Hill and September’s Fire-Rescue conference in Halifax. » Listen now...


Northeastern Fire Education Conference and Trade Show

Date: Mar. 21-23, 2024
Location: Huntsville, Ont.
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FSANS Conference 2024

Date: Apr. 26-28, 2024
Location: Truro, N.S.
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SAFC Conference and Trade Show 2024

Date: May 30-June 1, 2024
Location: North Battleford, Sask.
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