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Firefighter cancer Bill C-224 has passed

Bill C-224, an Act to establish a national framework for the prevention and treatment of cancers linked to fire fighting, received royal assent on June 22 and will become law.

Historic settlement reached in class action lawsuit against City of Leduc

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit against the City of Leduc, Alta. for workplace misconduct against female employees, including female firefighters.

New German technology aims to quickly detect wildfires

As Canada continues its record-breaking wildfire season, there is a need for innovative solutions that will bring new technologies to the market.

B.C. enhances local climate preparedness, disaster mitigation

The B.C. government is providing funding for nine community risk-reduction and climate-adaptation projects to help communities better prepare for climate-related emergencies and keep people safe.


Globe Boots are tough and dependable, just like the firefighters who wear them.

Footwear should provide optimum agility, fit, and comfort in addition to protection from fireground hazards. Do you know how to choose the right firefighting boot? To view product info, find a distributor, and download the guide, “How to Choose the Right Firefighter Boot,” follow the link below. » Learn more

Putting mental health first: Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service signs partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Firefighters work night and day to keep our communities safe. They make other citizens their priority, and on June 15, the City of Vaughan made firefighters their priority. By Brittani Schroeder » Read More...

Stop Bad: Call Signs for Life

Today’s modern fire services have portable radios for every member of the team. Teams may have two to four portable radios, depending on their size. This change alone suggests that we should use a call sign system that allows us (if needed) to talk to the individual members of that team. By Gord Schreiner » Read More...
Sponsored Spotlight 

Wildland Urban Interface for the Structural Firefighter – 7 DVD Set

Firefighting strategies used in the wildland and WUI environment are much different than those used in structural firefighting and require unique knowledge and skills. This new series from Action Training Systems presents important information for the structural firefighter who may be called upon to provide support or respond to wildland or wildland-urban interface fire in their jurisdiction.
This series can assist fire service agencies and members with meeting the training requirements of NFPA 1051 and 1143.
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In Case You Missed It 

Trainer’s Corner: The science of reading smoke

Smoke, heat and toxic gases are all products of combustion. They are produced during a fire’s normal progression and growth. If the fire is inside a structure, the compartment acts as a container, trapping these products of combustion. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...

Dozer Boss: How firefighters are using bulldozers to combat wildfires

The key to wildland fire suppression is perimeter control ­­— stopping the advance movement of the fire — which is done by building a fireline around the fire. By David Moseley » 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...


MFCA Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference

Date: July 5-7, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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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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