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Evacuation orders issued near Peachland, more than 400 wildfires burn across B.C.

An evacuation order has been issued for eight recreational properties due to the Glen Lake Wildfire, about 15 kilometres west of Peachland, B.C.

Now a post tropical storm, Lee moves into Gulf of St. Lawrence

Thousands remained without power Sunday as post- tropical storm Lee gradually moved out of the Maritimes, leaving a trail of downed trees and coastlines damaged by pounding surf.

Olds fire chief has concerns about new ‘move over’ legislation

Fire chief and director of protective services Justin Andrew says in his personal opinion, new provincial legislation that dials back rules for passing emergency workers on roads and highways is “not adequate.”

Fire tears through roof of 127-year-old Salmo Hotel in B.C.’s West Kootenay

Flames were seen "towering four metres" above the Salmo Hotel, which has been in the community since 1896.


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Back to Basics: Navigating the mess

How to train for search operations, hose advancement and fire suppression in congested or poorly kept buildings. By Mark van der Feyst » Read More...

NFPA Impact: Fire Prevention Week goes back to basics

This year, given the data, the NFPA has pivoted back to preventing the most common fires — those that start in the kitchen, and are the result of human behaviour and/or lack of knowledge. By Laura King » Read More...

NEW | IFSTAⓇ’s Fire and Life Safety Educator, 4th Edition

This text provides fire and emergency service personnel, and civilians with the basic information necessary to meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1030. This manual focuses on life safety educators assigned to the implementation, management, and administration of fire and life safety programs, as well as the life safety educator’s role as an integral part of a department’s or organization’s community risk reduction program. » Learn more about this latest edition
In Case You Missed It 

Trainer’s Corner: LODDs of influence and why you must practice calling Mayday

Why is it so difficult to get a firefighter to call a Mayday? The way firefighters react to a situation is based on training and experience. If they do not have “Mayday calling” in their experience, it will not come naturally when the need arises. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...

Volunteer Vision: Reflecting on the life changing act of becoming a volunteer firefighter

Do you remember when you decided to become a volunteer firefighter? Take a step back once in a while, a check-in if you will, to remind yourselves that what we do does make a difference in all our lives. By Tom DeSorcy » Read More...


Fire fighting from a provincial perspective

Hailing from Nova Scotia, retired Fire Chief and Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables Tory Rushton chats with host and retired Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy about the challenges of volunteer fire fighting in small rural towns, taking an organized approach to advocate for more resources, the importance of networking, how provinces can incorporate the local fire service to strengthen wildfire response, and navigating discussions around deploying crews to other areas in need. » Listen now...


Fire-Rescue Canada 2023

Date: Sep. 17-20, 2023
Location: Halifax, N.S.
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Security, Police, Fire & Aviation Career Expo

Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Canadian Wildfire Conference

Date: Oct. 26, 2023
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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