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April 5, 2018

Wildfire Week 2018, sponsored by Waterax, is already in full-swing.
Stay up-to-date with all the latest wildfire news and content we’ve gathered for you.

Visit our Wildfire Week on and watch for the hashtag #WildfireWeek2018.

Firestorm 2003: Incident report

Paul Dixon takes us back to a blaze that devoured Kelowna and left a legacy of change among B.C. responders in this article from our 2009 archives.

Voice of experience

Jamie Coutts, chief of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service, recounts Day 1 in Fort McMurray, 2016, in an article published in Canadian Firefighter magazine.

Trainer’s Corner: June 2016

Ed Brouwer, who has been fighting wildfires for almost three decades, shares his experience in how to understand the urban interface.
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 Into the Fire 

Into the Fire is a remarkable first-hand account of fighting a major wildfire as it moved with terrifying speed. Over the course of six days, firefighters Jerron Hawley, Graham Hurley, and Steve Sackett of the Fort McMurray Fire Department joined local expert wildfire teams and fire departments from across the country to battle the blaze.  

In photographs and notes made at the time, they vividly describe what they witnessed; their own personal losses and triumphs; and the fire’s devastating effects. >> Learn more
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Fire sprinkler systems: Protecting structures from firebrands

Waterax, sponsor of Wildfire Week, takes a look at how firebrands can be stopped from damaging homes and structures in the event of a wildfire. » Read more

Canadian Firefighters Curling Association Championships

March 29 - April 7, 2018
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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FDIC International

April 23-28, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
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