Fire Fighting in Canada This Week
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a government audit has found that dozens of First Nations reserves lack the resources to fight fires, the president of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs talks about working with the Quebec association on training and fire prevention, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Samantha Hoffmann recommends fire departments learn the art of storytelling for more effective public education.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a training death inquest in Ontario has focused on a lack of oversight for third-party training providers, two-hatter firefighters in Caledon, Ont., were tried in a closed-door tribunal on Monday, and Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation director Wayne Jasper explains how traumatic incident tracking sheets may help departments address mental-health issues proactively.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a fire chief is missing as flood waters continue to rise in British Columbia’s Interior, the City of Sault Ste. Marie has ended its employment agreement with its fire chief, and editor Laura King reports from the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs 65th annual conference and trade show.



In today’s episode ofFire Fighting in Canada This Week, a dramatic crane rescue tests the skills of Toronto Fire Service’s high-angle rescue team, editor Laura King reports from Indianapolis, andFire Fighting in Canadacolumnist Ed Brouwer stresses the importance of training for achievement.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, an end to the longest contract dispute in Canadian firefighting history, Whitehorse is testing an unconventional new wildfire prevention program, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Vince MacKenzie says raised awareness of PTSD may have an impact on recruitment.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a tentative deal has been reached that could end a long-standing contract dispute between firefighters and the City of London, Ont., emergency managers from across northwestern Ontario met last week in Dryden at the Northwest Response Forum, and training officer Domenic Guaragna explains his department’s new operating guidelines for elevator rescue.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a bill that that would require building owners to identify lightweight construction has passed its second reading in Ontario legislature, a date has been set for an inquest into deaths of two men killed in separate swiftwater training exercises, and Fire Chief Arjuna George urges Canadian departments need to rethink their onboarding programs.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a state of emergency was declared after the only grocery store in a remote Manitoba community was destroyed by fire, fire officers from across northeastern Ontario met last weekend in Hunstville, and a British study finds that firefighters have a higher risk of suffering heart attacks.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, fire chiefs from across Canada were in Ottawa last week to meet with MPs about fire-service issues, the Liberal government announced in its March 22 budget funding for families of fallen firefighters, and First Nations fire chiefs want an inquest into fire deaths.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, University of Alberta researchers receive a grant to examine effects of the Fort McMurray wildfire on firefighters’ health, Sudbury’s fire chief says the city needs to improve fire service, and the number of opioid overdose deaths in British Columbia has declined since December, but fatalities are still at epidemic levels.
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