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May in fire history - the Slave Lake wildfire

From May 14 to 16, 2011 a huge wildfire pushed by 100 km per hour winds burned through the...

2017 BC wildfires triggered monster thunderstorm

On August 12, 2017 the heat from four wildfires in British Columbia triggered monstrous...

FD Instructors' Conference gets first look at virtual reality training

Attendees at this year's Fire Department Instructors' Conference in Indianopolis will get...

Montreal's fire service will hire more women, people of colour

Montreal's fire service, currently overwhelmingly white and male, has plans to double the...

Under new rules BC first responders won't need to prove PTSD is work related

Changes to the BC Workers Compensation Act would designate PTSD and other mental disorders as...

Creston Fire Hall Advisory Committee hears more from FireWise Consulting

The Creston Fire Hall Advisory Committee met recently to discuss recommendations made by...

Residential cannabis grow ops need regulation, oversight

BC fire chiefs and municipalities are warning that a lack of regulation and oversight of...

Proposed firefighter training could make recruitment harder

According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario proposed new firefighter...

Saunas help firefighters detox post-fire

Chemical detox infrared saunas are being used in some fire departments to help firefighters...