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Written by Steve Bicum
It isn’t often enough that good things come out of a bad event, but over the last 15 months, that is exactly what has happened in the Township of St. Clair in Ontario.
Written by Brad Bigrigg
This spring of 2013 had been much cooler and damper than in recent years.
Written by Debbie Higgins
As I started to write this story, I went back to review a very long email stream with another Toronto Fire  Services (TFS) deputy chief from the evening of July 8.
Written by Sean Farrell
Lac-Megantic, Que. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it a war zone.
Written by Chad Sartison
For those chiefs and chief officers who think Facebook and Twitter are the fodder of teenagers, think again.
Written by Chad Sartison
On June 20, at exactly 0813, I was sitting on the couch preparing to enjoy a well-deserved day off when the phone rang.
Written by Rob Evans
Redwood Meadows, Alta. – As many readers know, I write a blog called Size-up for Fire Fighting in Canada’s website.
Written by Ryan Pennington
You are responding to a fire with a confirmed entrapment: What do you do to prepare for the challenges ahead?
Written by Brad Bigrigg
Oro-Medonte, Ont. – Fall was fairly kind to us in Central Ontario; a nice Indian summer had led into fall with brilliant colours on the trees and moderate temperatures into mid-November.
Written by Steve Bicum
It is generally understood that emergency services will plan, prepare and train for the big one, while it is expected that these plans will rarely be tested.
Written by Laura King
When March 17 came and went with no charges laid by the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) over two firefighter deaths in Listowel a year earlier, there was relief
Written by Stefan Dubowski
It has been about a year since a freakishly fast wildfire devastated the municipality of Slave Lake, Alta.
Written by Dr. Ed Brotak
The fire that devastated 40 per cent of the Town of Slave Lake, Alta., in May 2011, was propelled by a plethora of weather phenomena from drought and unusually high wind to a bizarre pressure system bolstered by geography
Written by Laura King
Reflecting on the events that unravelled on one of the busiest stretches of railway in Canada on a sunny Sunday afternoon
Written by Stefanie Croley
Slave Lake fire chief Jamie Coutts talks about how quickly the wildfire grew out of control and the efforts and value of volunteer firefighters. Video by
Written by Robert Lynch
March 14, 2011, Paradise, N.L. - All is not well in Paradise, at least not when it comes to fire protection.
Written by Laura King
Ian Shetler remembers Saturday, Aug. 21, as the beginning of the weekend from hell – two days that would lead members of the Greater Napanee Fire Department through events that would shake them to the core.
Written by William Stewart
When Toronto Fire Services (TFS) was called to a severe, working fire at 17:02 on a bright, sunny September afternoon, we expected a fairly routine apartment fire. We didn’t expect the fire at 200 Wellesley St. E. to escalate to six alarms and we didn’t expect many of the challenges that met us in the community housing highrise.
Written by Len Garis, Fraser MacRae
A partnership between the fire and police services in one British Columbia city is improving the response to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) while freeing up resources.
Written by Lou Wilde
The peak of the 2009 wildfire season hit the Central Okanagan Valley in mid July, about a month earlier than usual. Three major interface fires made up what the British Columbia Forest Service termed the West Kelowna Complex, which ran for almost 45 days.
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