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Emergency responder training

  • downtown eastsideVancouver Fire Chief John McKearney says crews at Fire Hall No. 2, located in the city's notorious Downtown East Side, are overwhelmed by emergency medical calls involving people overdosing on fentanyl. Average calls a month at the fire hall have jumped from 600 to 1,000 since fentanyl started appearing on the city's streets.

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  • ahousahtFire Safety experts arrived in Ahousaht to spend two days working with senior Maaqtusiis Secondary students and interested community members on home fire safety and firefighting training.

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  • To read the Aberta Office of the Fire Commissioner's bulletin on granting of equivalencies by approved training providers click here.

  • ice rescue training 1An inquest looking into the deaths of two Ontario firefighters during training for ice rescues has heard rescue operations in icy, swift water are rarely successful. Private safety training courses in the province are unregulated and the Ontario Fire College does not offer ice rescue training. 

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  • metro simulatorIn a sealed-off tunnel in an undisclosed location in Montreal Metro operators and fire personnel use simulations to learn how to deal with fire emergencies in the subway network. The simulator uses a real Metro train.

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  • six nations training facilitySix Nations Fire Department is training firefighters from all over Ontario in a new 50,000 square foot facility that includes an open concept classroom and interior training house. The department is seeking private career college designation.

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  • ice rescue training 1The deaths of a firefighting student and a volunteer in separate training accidents in Ontario underscore the astonishing lack of regulation that exists across the dangerous profession. Both men died after being pulled under river ice during cold-water rescue training.

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