National Insitute of Standards and Technology study shows how important data isto the fire service. Click here to read more.
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,...
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...
The London, Ontario Fire Department is seeking $60,000 in funding to purchase portable radios for its fire inspectors to keep them safe on the job. Click here to read more.
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.
A study that assessed over 2,600 firefighters in a large urban fire department found female firefighters to be at high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder. Click here to read more.
The Province of BC has announced $5 milion in extra funding for equipment and training for smaller volunteer and composite fire departments and First Nations communities. Click here to read more.
The BC Wildfire Service is embarking on a pilot project using night vision technology to fight wildfires. Click here to read more.
FireSmoke Canada provides forecasts, information and resources about smoke from wildfires. Click here to read more.
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.
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.
The Tsilqhot'in First Nation has released a review of the 2017 wildfire season. The review makes 33 recommendations for improvements in training, infrastructure and funding. Click here to read more.
Current rules allow forestry companies up to 30 months to clean up debris left by logging and, even after cleanup, to leave large amounts of debris on the ground. Click here to read more.
Seventy-five percent of female firefighters in the US and Canada said they don’t have access to female-specific personal protective equipment. Click here to read more.
BC Emergency Health Services has implemented a new dispatch model that firefighters say is endangering the public. Click here to read more.
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.
As fire-fighting foams containing PFAS chemicals have been linked to cancer, immune system dysfunction and issues with child development Michigan fire chiefs are seeking a protocol for disposal of the foams. Click here to read more.