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A Smoky Cloud Swirl

A Smoky Cloud Swirl

During much of the summer of 2023, fires raged through the boreal forests in northern British Columbia and Alberta, as well as in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories. These infernos prompted evacuations as they neared towns and sent billows of smoke...

Over 340 first responders have died from 9/11 illnesses

Over 340 first responders have died from 9/11 illnesses

The Fire Department of New York has reported that the number of its members who have succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses now matches the number lost on the day of the attacks, which is 343. This toll was further increased by two recent deaths. Read More

B.C. fire chief granted citizenship from front lines of Kelowna fire

B.C. fire chief granted citizenship from front lines of Kelowna fire

When the Popkum Fire Department received the call to assist in protecting homes from the ferocious wildfire in the Central Okanagan, Fire Chief Walter Roos sprang into action to coordinate his team's response. He selflessly left his residence in the Lower Mainland to...

Drones Can Be Even More Effective for Search and Rescue

Drones Can Be Even More Effective for Search and Rescue

Drones play a pivotal role in disaster responses and have the potential to be utilized more extensively and effectively than ever before. They can serve various crucial functions, including the transportation of supplies or equipment to remote and...

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