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Standardized Data Study Saves Lives

Standardized Data Study Saves Lives

National Insitute of Standards and Technology study shows how important data isto  the fire service. Click here to read more.

Long after Wildfire Cause Investigation, Nature Cleans Up

Long after Wildfire Cause Investigation, Nature Cleans Up

Black Backed Woodpeckers feast after wildfiresAs learned in FireWise Learning Academy's Wildfire investigation course, a wildfire cause investigator's primary goal is to locate the area of origin and then observe and collect any evidence of the source of ignition,...

Building Safety Fire Prevention Training

Building Safety Fire Prevention Training

In Canada building owners are legally responsible for the fire safety of their properties. Our "Building Safety Fire Prevention Training" offers building owners and managers essential fire and life safety knowledge that will give them the confidence to perform a fire...

What’s it like to investigate a wildfire?

What’s it like to investigate a wildfire?

Determining the cause of a wildfire is a painstaking, arduous job involving lots of data and hard physical labour under adverse conditions. Click here to read more.

Calgary 911 receives international recognition for excellence

Calgary 911 receives international recognition for excellence

Calgary 911 is one of two centres in Canada (along with Red Deer) and 22 around the world to achieve status as an Accredited Centre of Excellence (ACE) for its use of the Fire Priority Dispatch System and the Medical Priority Dispatch System. Click here to read more.

Workouts pay off for firefighters

Workouts pay off for firefighters

Firefighters from Nevada say their workouts taught them, "it's OK to be uncomfortable and that translates very well to working long, hard hours." Click here to read more.

BC wildfire fighters to get occupational disease coverage

BC wildfire fighters to get occupational disease coverage

Under legislation introduced in the BC legislature cancer, heart disease and mental health disorder presumptions will be expanded to include wildfire fighters, investigators and fire crews working for indigenous groups. Click here to read more.

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