In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, British Columbia is in a state of emergency as firefighters battle wildfires across the province, chief fire officers from Atlantic Canada met in Moncton this week to network and learn, and a small project to help firefighters in Mexico obtain bunker gear and breathing apparatus has snowballed into a major initiative.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, crews across British Columbia are battling several wildfires, the Ontario government is funding two pilot projects that will enable firefighters who are also trained as paramedics to provide patient care, and Canadian Firefighter columnist Arjuna George explains the importance of crisis communication from a personal perspective.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, MSA is acquiring Globe in a $215-million deal, city council in Owen Sound, Ont., has rejected firefighter grievances claiming they are disrespectful to the chief, and fire departments are encouraged to apply for NFPA stipends to implement sprinkler education into outreach programs.
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 icerescue 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, andditor Laura King reports from the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs conference.
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IAFC VCOS Symposium in the West
May 2-4, 2019
OAFC Annual Conference and Trade Show
May 3-4, 2019
B.C. Fire Training Officers’ Association Conference
May 25-30, 2019
Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC and BC Fire Expo
June 2-3, 2019