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Fire incidents increased during pandemic: StatsCan

Fire departments among seven reporting jurisdictions in Canada attended just over 39,000 fires in 2021, marking the second consecutive year of increases, Statistics Canada data shows.

Quebec makes progress against record wildfire season as blaze in B.C. grows

Quebec was on the offensive in its battle against a record wildfire season Monday, as gusty winds fuelled a huge blaze in northeastern British Columbia forcing more evacuations.

139 firefighters from Canada, U.S. battling Nova Scotia’s Barrington Lake blaze

Firefighters from three provinces, the United States and Canada’s Department of National Defence were in southwestern Nova Scotia on Sunday to battle the largest wildfire in the province’s history.

Volunteer firefighter, boater dead in marine incident near Bayfield

Ontario Provincial Police say they’re investigating the deaths of both a central Ontario boater and a volunteer firefighter who tried to help with a rescue effort.


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Generational change in the fire service

Today’s fire service looks a little different than from when most of us started, specifically around the ages of officers within the service. By John Liadis » Read More...

Volunteer Vision: Under pressure

The fire service in Canada is under a great deal of pressure to recruit and replace an aging membership. By Tom DeSorcy » Read More...
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In Case You Missed It 

Back to Basics: The tenets of VES

On the fire ground, when responding to a residential structure fire, the fire service resorts to tactics to accomplish important tasks and priorities. One such tactic is VES or VEIS – even though they are different by a letter, the two are the exact same thing. By Mark van der Feyst » Read more...

Trainer’s Corner: Expect the unexpected

There needs to be a better understanding of the word “immediately.” The way firefighters react to any given situation is based on their former training and experience. By Ed Brouwer » Read more...


Examining wildfires through a meteorological lens

BC Wildfire Service lead forecaster Matt MacDonald joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about fire weather forecasting in British Columbia, how environmental conditions affect wildfire seasons, and analyzing the science behind predicting wildfires and weather. » Listen now...


NFPA Conference & Expo

Date: June 19-23, 2023
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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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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