Monthly Archives: May 2017

Honour guards network and learn in Niagara Falls

April 22, 2016 – Camaraderie, brotherhood and the passing on of knowledge were themes discussed at the second annual Honour Guard Convention held in Niagara Falls, Ont., in February. Close to 60 firefighters from 14 departments took part in the convention – more than double the number of participants in the inaugural year. Organizer Jan-Michael […]

Firefighter camp for girls is increasing diversity

June 24, 2016, Vancouver – Many fire departments have a diversity agenda, but few have an outreach team to help encourage diverse communities to join fire services. What can those who are not decision makers do to further diversity in our departments? How about getting a group of your fire pals together, and creating a […]

Dog shares safety messages for Calgary Fire

July 27, 2016 – Public education at the Calgary Fire Department has gone to the dogs – and it’s helping draw attention to fire-safety messages. Paul Aziz, a community safety officer with the Calgary Fire Department, shared with us a fire-safety video that stars Flint, a retired search and rescue dog. The video has already […]

Fire departments issue warning about fake inspector

Feb. 3, 2017, Barrie, Ont. – Barrie and Springwater fire services are warning businesses and home owners to be on alert for a fake fire inspector known to frequent the area. The fire department in Springwater was recently made aware of an unlicensed person claiming to be a fire inspector. The fire department said his […]

Federal government announces $80 million for IAFF LODD benefit

The IAFF welcomes the federal government’s announcement of $80 million for a national Community Heroes Benefit for the families of Canada’s fallen fire fighters and other public safety officers. Ottawa’s Mar. 22 announcement, is the culmination of a longstanding IAFF lobby for a public safety officer compensation (PSOC) benefit.The IAFF commends Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, […]