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Searchers continue to pump floodwater from Nova Scotia field in search of four missing people

Workers are continuing to pump water from a flooded field in Nova Scotia that is the focus of a search for four people, including two children, who went missing in a torrent of water Saturday.

Family remembers Alberta pilot who died fighting wildfire as big man with big heart

A pilot whose helicopter crashed while he was fighting a forest fire in northern Alberta is being remembered as a big man with a big heart.

Drones, ATVs hamper B.C.’s wildfire fighting efforts during record breaking season

Firefighters battling hundreds of blazes in British Columbia say they’ve been facing more than the usual obstacles when “irresponsible” members of the public interfere with operations.

First responders band get chance to rock Canada Life Centre

A band made up of first responders is getting their big shot, a gig at the opening ceremonies of the 2023 World Police and Fire Games at Canada Life Centre later this month.


New Edition | Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations

A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Fourth Edition provides fire fighters and first responders with these essential skills and enables them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating potentially deadly incidents.

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A tiered transition

Ontario will be transitioning to a new 911 dispatch system over the next three years in an effort to provide better response times to urgent calls, however fire chiefs that have recently made the change in Peel and Halton regions are raising some alarm bells about the implementation process. By Julie Fitz-Gerald » Read More...

Trainer’s Corner: Should I risk my life?

The statement — “Should I risk my life? The answer is yes!” — implies firefighters don’t have a choice. This type of type of thinking messes up young firefighters, who can be easily overwhelmed with a hero complex, and it messes up how the public views us, thereby putting unrealistic expectations on us. By Ed Brouwer » Read More...
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Firefighters and mesothelioma: 4 important questions to answer

Firefighters risk their lives daily to help save others from danger. This selfless act is the nature of the occupation. Another regular nature — one that isn’t so obvious — is the risk of developing mesothelioma. By Devin Golden » Read More...

Leadership Forum: Noise versus performance

In leadership, just as with high-performance machines, actual performance is not related to the amount of noise and chaos produced. By Matthew Pegg » Read More...


Leading by example

Waskesiu Fire Chief Les Karpluk joins Fire Fighting in Canada: The Podcast to talk about leadership in the fire service, building relationships and trust, and how to recognize young leaders on your team. » Listen now...


World Police and Fire Games

Date: July 28-Aug. 6, 2023
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
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FireCon 2023

Date: Sep. 6-10, 2023
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FFIC Open Golf Tournament

Date: Sep. 12, 2023
Location: Beeton, Ont.
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