Firefighters in hazmat suits

Blackline Safety Announces Trade-in Program to Arm First Responders with Next-Generation Safety Equipment

When an organization’s job is to respond to fires, explosions or any other disaster that may come along, ensuring their first responders are protected is paramount. That’s why Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader in connected safety technology, is unveiling an equipment trade-in program designed to make it easier than ever for fire departments and…

Firefighters with backs turnedpointing at blaze

Fire investigation training goes digital with new simulator

Last updated on June 14th, 2022

Developed in partnership with Centre for Digital Media and District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Fire investigation training has taken a digital step forward with Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)’s development of a new gamified learning experience to better prepare students to investigate fires. The new fire investigation simulator, dubbed FlashoVR, offers…

Paramedic Dan Kress holds up an IV bag

First Responder of the Year 2021: Dan Kress, Advanced Care Paramedic

Winner: Dan Kress Nominated by: Bryce Brunarski Congratulations to Dan Kress, our official First Responder of the Year for 2021! Dan was nominated by his former colleague at Niagara EMS, Bryce Brunarski, for his unyielding compassion, class and dignity in the field over his impressive 36 year career as an Advanced Care Paramedic. “Although Dan…

A young Graham Christie stands beside his ambulance

Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Goes Viral After Emotional Final Sign-Off

Last updated on December 21st, 2021

On Dec. 17, 2020, Hastings-Quinte paramedic Graham Christie signed off for the final time after 50 years of dedicated service to the emergency medical community. “4363, 79242 signing off.” After a brief pause, the dispatcher’s voice came over the radio. “Paramedic Graham Christie, today we celebrate your life dedication to the paramedic profession with your…