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Posted by web-chief on Feb 23, 2012 @ 8:20AM

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NATIONAL - Family Day morning my family and I were enjoying breakfast out at a local restaurant when the pager went off. I held the pager up to my ear so I could hear what the call was, and then set it down on the table and turned the volume down so only I could hear it. My younger daughter looked at me and said, “Why did you bring your pager?” to which I replied, “In case there’s a call . . . ” while noticing the look on her face that said, “But you aren’t going?”, so I continued, “that I’m not going to go to . . . ”

At this point you may be thinking that the reason I didn’t go to the call was because it was Family Day and I had chosen to stay with my family instead of going to the call. That is part of the reason, but not all of it.

I remember a time when almost nothing would have stopped me from making a call. I even wanted to leave my own wedding to go to a call. Since half of the guests were on the fire department with me and my husband (at the time), I can’t tell you how much I wanted to go with them when their pagers all went off. (I still say I could have tucked the dress into my gear . . . )




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Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:46AM

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THUNDER BAY, ON - So far, FireCon has lived up to its billing – friendly faces, well organized and, of course, wonderful hospitality – and I have high expectations for the rest of the weekend...[ read more ]

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Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:46AM

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REDWOOD MEADOWS, AB - In Alberta there is a saying: “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Well, there was no change for us for the past 24 hours...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
No more charges coming in case of Lac-Megantic disaster
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:45AM

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MONTREAL, QC - The Crown is ruling out further charges in the Lac-Megantic train disaster, a statement that appears to leave U.S. rail executive Ed Burkhardt off the hook...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Winnipeg chief requests extra $1.5 million for overtime
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:44AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg’s fire chief John Lane wants an extra $1.5 million in overtime for his staff...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
City of Montreal files complaint over response times
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:44AM

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MONTREAL, QC - The city of Montreal has accused its firefighters of dragging their collective feet while responding to emergency calls as part of pressure tactics against proposed legislation that wou...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Man burned in Foxley River farm fire
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:43AM

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FOXLEY RIVER, PE - A Mount Pleasant man is being treated in a Halifax hospital for burns sustained Tuesday in a farming accident in Foxley River...[ read more ]

Source: The Charlottetown Guardian (click for full story)
Trapped mine workers return to the surface
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:42AM

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ALLAN, SK - Miners who spent some 24 hours trapped underground at PotashCorp's Allan mine east of Saskatoon have made their way to the surface, after a fire forced dozens of workers to seek shelter in...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire crews prevent blaze from turning into forest fire
Posted by web-chief on Sep 12, 2014 @ 11:41AM

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SOOKE, BC - A fire that destroyed a home west of Sooke, B.C., jumped to nearby trees and brush but firefighters got the upper hand before the blaze spread further in the wooded area...[ read more ]

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Miners trapped after fire at potash mine
Posted by web-chief on Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:02AM

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ALLAN, SK - Nearly 100 miners were trapped underground after a fire at a potash mine southeast of Saskatoon...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Fire marshal's office called to third fire in five days
Posted by web-chief on Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:02AM

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate three fires in five days in Niagara Falls...[ read more ]

Source: The Niagara Falls Review (click for full story)
Fire crews douse fire at former mill site
Posted by web-chief on Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:01AM

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CAMPBELL RIVER, BC - Campbell River fire crews were busy throughout the early hours of Wednesday, Sept. 10 dealing with a major structure fire at the old Catalyst Elk Falls Mill site...[ read more ]

Source: The Campbell River Courier-Islander (click for full story)
Officials investigating Winnipeg autobody shop blaze
Posted by web-chief on Sep 11, 2014 @ 9:00AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg fire officials are trying to determine what caused a $600,000 fire at an East Kildonan autobody and tire shop late Wednesday afternoon...[ read more ]

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Posted by web-chief on Sep 11, 2014 @ 7:48AM

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TORONTO, ON - For years, organizers of the largest firefighter training weekend in northwestern Ontario have been asking me to come to Thunder Bay and cover FireCon...[ read more ]

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Union claims 'political command' led to firefighters' arrests
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:56AM

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MONTREAL, QC - The police investigation that saw 41 firefighters charged in connection to last month’s city hall ransacking was the result of a “political command,” said Ronald Martin, the head of Mon...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
One preson dead after house collapse in Toronto
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:55AM

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TORONTO, ON - One construction worker is dead and another has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a house collapse in North Toronto Tuesday afternoon...[ read more ]

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Electrical fire forces evacuation of seniors' home
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:53AM

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MONTREAL, QC - An electrical fire in the ceiling of a seniors’ residence forced the evacuation of 36 people Tuesday night and did $300,000 damage.

The fire was called in at 9:34 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Edmonton fire rescue service projected to be over budget
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:52AM

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EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton city council will be taking a look at year-end budget projections Wednesday and so far the big costs come down to fire and ice...[ read more ]

Source: The Edmonton Sun (click for full story)
Mobile home fire leaves two people homeless
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:51AM

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OTTAWA, ON - An overnight fire at a mobile home near Arnprior has displaced two people and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Suspicious fire damages vacant hotel
Posted by web-chief on Sep 10, 2014 @ 8:50AM

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ST. THOMAS, ON - After a lengthy battle a fire at a vacant St. Thomas hotel is out, and investigators are treating the blaze as suspicious.

St...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
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