The City of Edmonton says it is working with its partners to increase safety for the city’s most vulnerable following the deaths of four people experiencing homelessness in fire-related situations over the past couple of months. Click here to read more.
An Indigenous-led review of a massive wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in British Columbia's southern Interior four years ago has produced 30 calls to action to improve wildfire management and recovery practices. Click here to read more.
There’s an old but great saying in the fire service regarding hose advancement – “As the first line goes, so goes the fire.” Click here to read more.
During 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NPFA) marked its 125th year of protecting people and property. Click here to read more.
What does ongoing research into this topic look like, and what are the current standard operating procedures for a spacecraft fire? Currently, NFPA is in the early stages of developing a new standard for spaceports. Click here to watch.
Now, when you come into the storm shelter you'll actually take out your phone, go to the camera and then you'll scan the QR code that pops up and it'll take you directly to a short questionnaire that'll help the volunteer fire department get through the sign-in...
Wildfires are climate risks that threaten the forests’ capacity to store carbon. Recently, California has set forest management goals to ease these risks. However, the current management strategies can incur carbon losses. Click here to read more.
"Energy storage is super important for us to get right and battery safety is a critical aspect of that. It's good to see innovation broadly in terms of advancing the safe use of battery technology." Click here to read more.
Artificial intelligence, thermal imagery and sensors combine with unmanned aerial systems to contain fires and keep emergency personnel safe. Click here to read more.
New technology being developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate for use by firefighters and paramedics will help track first responders inside hazardous environments that may be obscured by...
The idea is that the fastest way to get water on dwelling fires is residential sprinklers. And of course making sure sprinklers are properly designed, maintained, and are not defeated by the fire service is the overall objective of this column. Click here to read more.
Health Canada says cellphones and smartphones now take the top spot of electronic devices that are causing fires. There were 183 fires reported across the country over the past five years involving phones and their accessories. Click here to read more.
London’s fire department was part of “the most horrific example of institutional failure … in recent British history” at Grenfell Tower, the organisation’s current leader has admitted. Click here to read more.
Enbridge Gas is helping Brock Township Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Safe Community Project Assist–a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite...
COVID-19 is still circulating in the U.S. and may once again gain traction as families and friends gather indoors over the holidays. There are several measures that, combined with vaccination, could curtail a new wave of infections. One often-overlooked approach for...
The biggest problem at waste and recycling facilities is not what to do with the waste itself, it is the possibility of fire, finds the 4th Annual Reported Waste & Recycling Fires U.S./Canada” report compiled by Fire Rover. Click here to read more.
Demonstrating compliance has never been easier. Click here to read more.