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In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, Toronto crews respond to an electrical fire at the top of the CN Tower, several cases of arson have been reported in Williams Lake, B.C., and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Chris Dennis urges departments to perform regular vehicle maintenance.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, A University of Alberta study finds that artificial intelligence can help predict wildfires, crews in Hamilton, Ont., rescue 15 people from recreation areas, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Vince MacKenzie urges departments to seek feedback from firefighters about their training programs.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, Sault Ste. Marie’s former fire chief has been charged with fraud, smoke and hot weather are creating difficulties for wildfire crews in British Columbia, and Fire Fighting in Canada columnist Ed Brouwer urges departments to allow new firefighters to learn on the fire ground.
In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, another fatal fire in a Toronto seniors’ highrise raises concerns over occupant safety, the International Association of Fire Chiefs says departments must build a positive culture that helps members recognize when colleagues are stressed, and an expert in first-responder mental health says discussions about well-being should begin during recruit training. 

In today’s episode of Fire Fighting in Canada This Week, thousands of evacuees in British Columbia wait to return home as new fires start across the province, a B.C. fire chief says wildfires are putting a tremendous strain on resources, and Canadian Firefighter columnist Mark van der Feyst says all firefighters should be prepared to make a mayday call.

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 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.

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.

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