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Ontario expanding cancer coverage for firefighters

The Ontario government is now including thyroid and pancreatic cancer coverage for firefighters, improving access to compensation and supports from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).


B.C. investment in 911 network supports safer communities

B.C. is working with local governments to upgrade critical emergency communications services that will help improve emergency responses.


Nova Scotia firefighter says cancer, mental health remain ‘big battle’ for crews

Firefighters and politicians sat down in Halifax last week to discuss what supports are needed during a standing committee on human resources.


Record number of call-outs for Kootenay Boundary fire rescue

Last year was the busiest on record for first responders at Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Fire Rescue in B.C. Fire Chief Dan Derby says crews responded to 1,894 calls for service, which is a 12 per cent increase over the previous year and two per cent higher than their previously busiest year in 2018.


 
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CityReporter is an innovative management, inspection, and tracking software that increases efficiency and accuracy while reducing risk exposures for fire departments and communities across North America. By modernizing workflows, CityReporter’s solutions provide fire departments and code enforcement personnel with the tools to meet their code-based inspection requirements, plan for equipment replacements, and view locations and assets on a map. The information and data collected can be easily reported and utilized for Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning needs. » Learn more
 
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Canadore rolling out EVT training

Canadore College, based in North Bay, Ont., is looking to help alleviate the shortage of emergency vehicle technicians (EVT) and maintenance challenges facing departments through an EVT training program now being offered in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). The next week of classes starts March 27. By Laura Aiken » Read More...
 
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Back to Basics: Garage fires, part 1

The topic of garage fires is often overlooked in terms of strategy and tactics, but their inclusion is very important. There are a few different factors that will dictate the type of garage that will be built for a residential building. By Mark van der Feyst » Read More...
 
 
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A No-Nonsense Guide to Small Community Fire Protection

The Rural Firefighting Handbook is intended to help rural fire departments examine the fire service of today and see how the department fits into it. It helps determine what is needed to meet the fire protection needs of your community. It includes tools which a department can use to survey its service area, determine needs, and evaluate the ability to meet those needs.
This 2nd edition has been expanded with several new chapters on pumps, pump priming and drafting. » Order your copy now
 
In Case You Missed It 
 

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week – March 03, 2023

In the latest episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week: A new study looks at various skin decon methods in their effectiveness to reduce internal PAHs in firefighters. Then, B.C. adds $180 million to help communities prepare for natural disasters. And, in the latest edition of Fire Fighting in Canada, Laura King, NFPA’s regional director in Canada, looks at consolidating standards. » Watch more...

Leadership Forum: The snake pit

Today, perhaps more than ever, fire service leaders must be highly skilled and capable at presenting reports and information in a public forum and in responding to questions in an efficient and effective manner. By Matthew Pegg » Read more...

 
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The role of a fire investigator

The easiest fire to fight is one that is prevented from happening. In this edition of Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast, host Tom DeSorcy is joined by Brad Davidson, retired firefighter and fire investigator from Flin Flon, Man. The two discuss how Davidson got his start in the fire service, the difference between municipal and industrial fire protection, the changes in fire behaviours and reactions, and the importance of fire investigation. » Listen now...

 
Events 
 

Security, Police & Fire Career Expo

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