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New study assesses effectiveness of decon to reduce exposure to PAHs

A new study based on live fire training investigated which method of dermal cleaning PAHs would be most effective out of four post-fire cleansing methods to reduce internal PAHs in firefighters.


Long delays force fire departments to rethink new truck purchase process

In Ontario, the Cambridge Fire Department needs a new fire truck and during budget talks this month, a motion asked council to approve a portion of the 2024 forecast budget to get the process of purchasing started now.


B.C. adds $180 million to help communities prepare for natural disasters

In B.C., the New Democrat government will almost double the current funding of its Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, adding $180 million to support projects that help communities and First Nations prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, he said.


Southeastern N.B. had a rash of fires. Officials know many of them were no accident

According to a briefing note prepared by the fire marshal, obtained by the CBC through a right to information and protection of privacy request, 57 per cent of the fires in the region of southeastern New Brunswick, between 2019 and 2022, were considered to be “incendiary,” compared to a provincial average of 35 per cent.


 
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Safety is not one size fits all

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Building resilient minds

Firefighters are subject to some of the greatest psychosocial risks of any profession. Many will experience some level of trauma throughout their careers, but all it takes is one call to dramatically shift the tide between the ability to cope and the descent into anxiety, despair, and depression. By Joel Johnson » Read More...
 
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Trainer's Corner: Live fire kit workshop

One of my favorite training sessions for this time of year involves live fire. Well, don’t get too excited, the flames are on candles. Nevertheless, the session is hands-on and provides many opportunities for firefighters to get engaged. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...
 
 
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New edition focuses on passenger vehicle extrication.

Now as a standalone book without heavy vehicle extrication, IFSTA’s Principles of Passenger Vehicle Extrication, 5th Edition, provides rescue personnel with an understanding of the current challenges, techniques, skills and equipment available for the safe and effective extrication of victims trapped in passenger vehicles. (A new text Principles of Heavy Vehicle Extrication, 1st Edition is due out in 2023).

This manual teaches passenger vehicle extrication in three levels of capability by orientation or vehicle position and follows the same linear sequence a rescuer will encounter at a vehicle extrication incident from size-up through disentanglement.

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In Case You Missed It 
 

Health risks of loneliness

Sometimes being alone can be good for a person to reflect, relax, read and recharge. Being alone does not make a person necessarily lonely. It is the perception of being alone that makes the person lonely. Research has shown that this form of isolation is unhealthy and can lead to long-term health issues. By Peter Collins » Read more...

Jimmy Vital arena fire

Preparing for fires in cold weather has been something rehearsed in countless fire stations across the country. What makes this fire different wasn’t so much the low temperatures, but rather the pre-work that had gone into being prepared to deal with this precise scenario, and putting into place what had been, for months, painfully practiced. By Kirk Hughes » Read more...

 
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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...

 
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Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

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