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Logo550x200We will be publishing FireWatch once a month this year and hope you enjoy the stories we found interesting enough to provide links for. If you have any comments please do not hesitate to share them with us.

ptsd awareness ribbonCalling the suicide of an Edmonton firefighter "a punch to the gut", Fire Chief Ken Block is opening up the dialogue about PTSD and its effects on emergency responders.

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Brazil museum fireAfter a devastating fire destroyed Brazil's National Museum Canadian museums are evaluating their emergency preparedness.

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bc wildfires from spaceWhile climate change is contributing to more and bigger wildfires, particularly in BC and California, humans also have a lot to do with worsening wildfires. Can anything be done?

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Ford f150Two million Ford F-150 pickups, including 340,000 in Canada, have been recalled due to a problem with the seatbelt pretensioners. Some pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy. There have been seventeen reports of smoke or fire in the U.S. and six in Canada.

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First nations firefighterThe Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada will begin hosting consultations across the country this fall and winter with a target of April 1, 2019 to establish a national Indigenous Fire Marshal's office.

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wildfire4A researcher at South Dakota State University has used fire spread modeling in conjunction with traffic simulation modeling to help emergency managers make decisions around evacuating residents during a wildfire.

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