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Dispatch agreement sees reduced lifesaving response times in Markham

Markham Fire & Emergency Services (MFES) has decreased its “call to customer” time to 60 seconds and improved its responsiveness through a dispatch service agreement between MFES and Barrie Fire & Emergency Service (BFES).

$17.92 million for infrastructure projects, fire halls and municipalities in New Brunswick

The provincial and federal governments have announced $17.92 million for infrastructure projects, fire departments and municipalities with increased populations due to local governance reform that took effect Jan. 1.

Another $5.5M requested in Abbotsford budget for fire and police services

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) is asking the city for $1.5 million more in its budget for 2023, while the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is requesting a $4 million increase over 2022.

Sani Gear celebrates 20 years in business

Sani Gear is marking its 20th anniversary as an independent service provider for Canada’s first responder industry. The company services hundreds of fire departments throughout eastern Canada.



LION’s Fire Safety Training Tools-technology that allows firefighters to train in countless locations and stage different situations to diversify your training and prepare you for any real fire situation.
LION’s ATTACK ™ system name, provides FLAMES AND SMOKE where live fire isn’t possible. The ATTACK™ Digital Fire Training System allows firefighters to train, diversify and experience realistic training anywhere. LION’s Hot Line Training System is a heavy-duty fire training tool designed to handle the requirements of advanced fire suppression training. Easily add any of the modular fire training props to expand your training arsenal for a fraction of the cost. » Learn more

Wildfire fighting: Outside the realm of traditional

The Floor is Lava! is a fun, non-sensical game that has little rules and only one main goal: when the time is up, you can’t have any part of your body touching the floor. An odd euphemism, but an accurate one to describe the changing roles of the fire service in the first quarter of the new millennium. By Kirk Hughes » Read More...

Recovery mode: the unavoidable reality of drownings

Faced with that tough moment in a water rescue, you cannot always find the victim. You are doing everything possible, but sometimes it is an unavoidable reality. You couldn’t rescue them in 10 minutes, so after 60 minutes of searching, the incident commander makes the call. There will be a shift from rescue mode to recovery mode. By Dave Gillespie » Read More...

Builds a solid foundation for your fire service teaching career

Instructor 1 for Fire and Emergency Services provides the information necessary to become certified as a Fire Instructor 1 according to the National Fire Protection Association’s 1041 standards. It covers lesson plans, learning styles, how to construct a lecture, audiovisual equipment and classroom setup, mentoring, distance learning, and testing.

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In Case You Missed It 

Focusing on female firefighter cancer

Existing measures in place to offset firefighters’ increased cancer risk do not adequately address the variety and earlier onset of work-related cancers in women, suggests a recent international study. By Larry Thomas, Len Garis and Ian Pike » Read more...

Retrospective: Security · Police · Fire Career Expo 2023

On Thursday, March 9, experienced professionals from security, police, fire, and paramedic services gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., to discover new and prospective talent for their industries at the 2023 Security · Police · Fire Career Expo. By Brittani Schroeder » Read more...


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...