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Township of Langley served notice to withdraw from joint emergency program

In B.C., on Jan. 11, the Township of Langley’s acting fire chief served written notice to the Langley city fire chief to withdraw from the Joint Langley Emergency Program that has successfully served both communities for almost 25 years.


Spruce Grove firefighters nearing $10K fundraising goal of rooftop campout

Firefighters in Spruce Grove, Alberta, are camped out on the rooftop of their fire hall to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. They’ve almost reached their fundraising goal of $10,000.


Scugog fire adopts smoke alarm check initiative after all emergency responses

After the discovery of a 25-year-old smoke alarm during a life-assist call, the Scugog Fire Department in Ontario has adopted an initiative that sees firefighters check dwellings any time they’re called to a home for an emergency.


B.C. fire tanker crashes in Australia, both on board safe

A Boeing 737 air tanker owned by a British Columbia company has crashed in Western Australia while on deployment to a fire.


 
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Emergency Management: Are Your Prepared?

Recently, a group of emergency management professionals met to discuss everything from mental health in the profession to the lasting impacts of the pandemic to best practices and lessons learned in disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. Learn what these experts had to say! Sponsored by the Emergency Management Group and Base Camp Connect.

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Spotlight on female firefighter injuries

A North American study suggests that health and safety policies and protocols developed for male firefighters do not provide the same level of protection for women who choose firefighting careers. By Larry Thomas, Len Garis and Ian Pike » Read More...
 
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Trainer's Corner: The means of Mayday

We are still talking about Mayday protocols. I’m aware that some of you may be thinking, “I’ve heard all this before.” But one of our great needs today is to familiarize ourselves with the familiar, to get better acquainted with what we already know.  By Ed Brouwer » Read More...
 
 
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NFPA’s® Fire Protection Handbook is regarded as the most comprehensive resource for fire and life safety industries

NFPA® has released its 21st edition of the Fire Protection Handbook (FPH) - a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind reference guide of fire and life safety prevention and protection information for students and professionals across a wide range of industries worldwide. The new edition reflects the very latest fire protection and fire safety information, research and data, emerging technologies, and safety practices. The last edition was published in 2008.

Available in March, this new edition is can now be pre-ordered through Firehall Bookstore.

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Stop Bad: Set your bar high

The fire service is constantly in need of highly dedicated, well-trained individuals. We are very fortunate that our beloved service has lots of these types of folks already, however, we can always use more. By Gord Schreiner » Read more

Immersive experience

It’s not always practical to conduct a live side-by-side burn to increase awareness of home fire sprinklers – personnel, cost, weather, and environmental impact are just some of the considerations. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition developed a virtual reality video that immerses viewers in sprinklered and non-sprinklered rooms. By Laura King » Learn more

 
FIRE FIGHTING IN CANADA: THE PODCAST 
 

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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