Fire Fighting in Canada This Week
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, fire crews in North Vancouver rescued a fisherman from the rising waters of the Capilano River in a high-angle rope rescue, firefighters in Montreal have reached an agreement with the city over changes to pension plans, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Ed Brouwer explains how a simple ventilation exercise inspired a class of young firefighters.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, two reports have found considerable miscommunication duringthe wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., five Brampton, Ont., two-hatters have been found guilty of violating the International Association of Fire Fighters constitution, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Tom DeSorcy says high-achieving volunteer departments that exceed expectations face more community pressure.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, a former engineer was found not guilty in the Elliot Lake, Ont., mall collapse, Fire Fighting in Canada writer Tanya Bettridge says that fire prevention education needs a more aggressive approach, and editor Laura King reports from the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia Conference and trade show in Vernon.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, the body of Cache Creek Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy has been recovered, jurors at an inquest into firefighter training deaths have recommended halting all swift-water ice-rescue courses, and editor Laura King reports from the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs conference in Fredericton.

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.

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