Fire Weather

Spring outlook 2014

Environment Canada has released its temperature and precipitation outlook for the March, April, May time period.  The outlook calls for normal temperatures for most of the country and below normal temperatures from southeastern Manitoba to […]

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From Ashes to Forest

In 1984 the National Film Board produced a 52 minute film that looked at forest fires and fire suppression. The documentary was filmed in several of Canada’s national parks (including Banff and Wood Buffalo). It […]

Incident Command System

ICS development in Canada

The development of the Incident Command System (ICS) was the result of lessons learned by responders fighting wildfires in California during the 1970s. Firefighters and fire managers recognized the need to improve and standardize command […]

Fitness

Are you prepared for WFX-FIT?

The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) and member agencies have recently released a new booklet to help firefighters prepare for the national exchange fitness test known as WFX-FIT. The safety and wellness of fire fighters […]

Health and Safety

Reducing injuries on the fireline

Firefighters face a number of hazards when responding to wildfires.  The occurrence of workplace injuries and the types of injuries has changed very little over the years. In recent years there has  been a much […]