Fire Fighting in Canada This Week
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers a Nova Scotia county’s proposal to implement firefighting training in high school; a fire chief’s concern about the new ambulance service in British Columbia; and the International Association of Fire Chiefs appointing its first female president.
Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik has details on a new website that aims to provide information for firefighters with PTSD; a solution in Saskatchewan for large-incident communications; and an appeal from British Columbia fire chiefs to introduce penalties for careless smokers.
Fire Fighting in Canada This Week host Tamar Atik has the latest on what drones experts are saying about recreational UAVs, a dispute in Nova Scotia over a fire-service contract, and Quebec’s decision to allow 12-storey wood buildings.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., fire chief’s decision to scrap his department’s hiring list; Ontario paramedics speaking out against a fire-medic proposal; and editor Laura King in Rama, Ont., for the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada meeting.

Plus: Details on Shayne Mintz’s Fire Fighting in Canada column on how the NFPA can help departments promote residential fire sprinklers.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers the jury’s ruling on the 2012 fatal sawmill explosion in British Columbia; conflicting opinions in Windsor, Ont., about the cause of the fire department’s high overtime costs; and news of drones interfering with wildland firefighters in West Kelowna, B.C.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers a mental-health initiative launched by Ontario’s fire chiefs; political pressure on the Calgary Fire Department to reduce its costs; and a Saskatchewan chief’s order to block firefighters from covering the shifts of a colleague who is battling cancer.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers a call from provincial leaders for a national wildfire plan; a lawsuit threat in British Columbia over a mayor’s decision to allows firefighters to provide enhanced medical care; and Laura King’s blog about a similar proposal in Ontario to implement a fire-medic program.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik highlights stories from the July issue of Canadian Firefighter magazine, including Dave Baird’s in-depth feature about the correct operation of aerial master streams, and Tim Llewellyn’s column on training with thermal-imaging cameras.

Plus: hear from columnist Jay Shaw on the challenge of choosing the right service model.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers the suspension of a union president in Newfoundland over comments made to a local newspaper; a petition in Ontario that calls for charges against a volunteer firefighter to be dropped; and an Ontario minister’s visit to hear concerns from the Six Nations fire chief.

Plus: a look into the delicious details in firefighter/chef Patrick Mathieu’s Canadian Firefighter column on building a better sandwich.

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, host Tamar Atik covers the announcement of federal funding for a project to create a national fire database; Calgary firefighters mourning the loss of one of their colleagues; and concerns in Labrador for a community that says it no longer has the means to fight fires.

Plus: a look into the July cover story of Canadian Firefighter that explores how drones are being used in the fire service, and who’s using them.

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