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Province pushed to buy more fire trucks

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Posted by web-chief on Feb 23, 2012 @ 8:08AM

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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL - Newfoundland and Labrador fire departments are pushing the provincial government to buy new equipment.

The province paid for 22 new fire trucks last year, but the Association for Fire Services says more are needed.

Association president Vince Mackenzie said 70 communities have requests in for new trucks.




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Body found in home on reserve after fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 11:36AM

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CALGARY, AB - Fire officials say the body of an unidentified female has been found in what is left of a home hit by fire on a southern Alberta reserve...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Vancouver chemical fire extinguished
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:18AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - A chemical fire at Vancouver's port was declared fully extinguished Thursday night after burning for more than 24 hours, allowing investigators to start their work to determine what ig...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Cambridge firefighters awarded wage increases
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:17AM

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CAMBRIDGE, ON - A settlement has been issued to the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters Association on Tuesday, awarding them with wage increases after two years of negotiations...[ read more ]

Source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record (click for full story)
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Four people injured, one missing in reserve fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:16AM

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CALGARY, AB - One man is in critical condition and three other people are also in hospital after a house fire on a reserve just outside Calgary...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Foul play not suspected in fatal fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:16AM

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WOLFVILLE, NS - Foul play is not suspected after a body was found in a burned out trailer just south of Wolfville, on Thursday morning, say Nova Scotia RCMP.

At around 6 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Electrical fire forces hotel evacuation
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:13AM

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QUEBEC CITY, QC - A fire that broke out in Quebec City’s Delta Hotel last night forced 268 people out into the cold...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Montreal firefighters battle four-alarm blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 6, 2015 @ 8:12AM

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MONTREAL, QC - A major fire in a building on St-Hubert Plaza had hundreds of firefighters on the scene and the street closed to traffic for hours on Thursday...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Firefighter suffers cardiac arrest during fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 5, 2015 @ 9:51AM

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CULTUS LAKE, BC - There is no word yet on the condition of a firefighter who was airlifted to hospital after going into cardiac arrest while battling a house fire near Cultus Lake, B.C...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Fire services restored on Saskatchewan reserve
Posted by web-chief on Mar 5, 2015 @ 8:41AM

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LOON LAKE, SK - f a fire broke out on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation today, firefighters from nearby Loon Lake would be there to put it out...[ read more ]

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Fire crews battle Vancouver port chemical blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 5, 2015 @ 8:39AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - A chemical fire at a Vancouver container terminal led to a partial evacuation of Canada's largest port for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as a cloud of white smoke drifting over th...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Grand Prairie man dies in house fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 5, 2015 @ 8:38AM

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GRAND PRAIRIE, AB - A 41-year-old man from Grande Prairie is dead following a fire that tore through a Swanavon house late Tuesday evening...[ read more ]

Source: The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune (click for full story)
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Fire damages Toronto hotel
Posted by web-chief on Mar 5, 2015 @ 8:37AM

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TORONTO, ON -

Fire crews battled a blaze at the Grand Hotel Wednesday night, after flames appear to have erupted from the sign on the side of the hotel...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
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P.E.I. to update emergency radio system
Posted by web-chief on Mar 4, 2015 @ 10:21AM

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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - First responders in Prince Edward Island will soon be getting a new multimillion-dollar mobile radio system to help improve communications during emergencies...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Feed plant struck by second fire in two weeks
Posted by web-chief on Mar 4, 2015 @ 8:17AM

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L'ANGE GARDIEN, QC - For the second time in less than two weeks, fire has destroyed part of a feed plant in l’Ange Gardien that supplies the local pork producers of Montérégie...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Kingston apartment fire claims man's life
Posted by web-chief on Mar 4, 2015 @ 8:14AM

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KINGSTON, ON - Kingston Police have confirmed that one male is dead following a serious apartment fire on Compton Street on Tuesday night...[ read more ]

Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard (click for full story)
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Grease fire destroys Leamington home
Posted by web-chief on Mar 4, 2015 @ 8:13AM

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LEAMINGTON, ON - Leamington firefighters say a grease fire — and an ill-advised attempt to extinguish it — are what led to a blaze that destroyed a home on Monday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Windsor Star (click for full story)
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Man, dogs escape Saskatchewan house fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 4, 2015 @ 8:08AM

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MIKADO, SK - A man and his four dogs are safe after fire destroyed a house in Mikado, Sask., about 65 kilometres northeast of Yorkton...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Inquest into fatal sawmill explosion begins
Posted by web-chief on Mar 3, 2015 @ 8:35AM

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PRINCE GEORGE, BC - A coroner's inquest into an explosion at a sawmill in Prince George has begun with testimony from the wives of the two men who were killed in a blaze...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Cartwright fire leaves two people dead
Posted by web-chief on Mar 3, 2015 @ 8:34AM

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CARTWRIGHT, NL - Firefighters and the RCMP remain on the scene of a fire that claimed two lives and destroyed a house in Cartwright Monday night. The fire broke out around 9 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Body found at scene of Peel blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 3, 2015 @ 8:32AM

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PEEL, NL - A body was found in a western New Brunswick home following a fire on Monday morning, according to the RCMP...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Calgary crews battle three separate fires
Posted by web-chief on Mar 3, 2015 @ 8:31AM

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CALGARY, AB - Calgary fire crews have had a busy night in the city, dealing with three separate fires.

Currently, firefighters are in the 300 block of 14 Street N.W...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
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Blaze destroys medical waste facility
Posted by web-chief on Mar 2, 2015 @ 8:31AM

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MONCTON, NB - Firefighters in Moncton spent twelve hours at the scene of a medical waste facility that caught fire Saturday night...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Warehouse fire destroys dozens of vehicles
Posted by web-chief on Mar 2, 2015 @ 8:29AM

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BRACKLEY BEACH, PE - About three dozen cars, trucks, camper vans and motorcycles were destroyed in a fire in Brackley Beach on P.E.I.'s North Shore over the weekend...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Weekend blaze razes Alberta church
Posted by web-chief on Mar 2, 2015 @ 8:28AM

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EDMONTON, AB - A church in a small Hamlet north of Edmonton has been destroyed by fire.

Fire broke out at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sts...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Montreal fire crews battle five-alarm blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 2, 2015 @ 8:27AM

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MONTREAL, QC - A five-alarm fire broke out at a residential building in Montreal Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to 3712 Coloniale Ave. around 5 p.m...[ read more ]

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