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Kelowna firefighter heads to Peru

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 5, 2012 @ 1:57PM

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KELOWNA, BC - A member of the Kelowna Fire Department has shipped off to Peru to put firefighters in that country through intense training.

Glenn Paley, who is also with Firefighters Without Boarders, says he plans to show them not only new fire fighting techniques, but teach them about brotherhood.




Source: AM 1150 News (click for full story)
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MONTREAL, QC - Criminal charges against two men accused in the Lac-Megantic tragedy should be dropped, their union and lawyers argued Thursday...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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MONTROSE, PE - A home in Montrose, P.E.I, will require extensive interior repair following a Tuesday evening fire...[ read more ]

Source: The Guardian (click for full story)
Garage fire in Saskatoon considered suspicious
Posted by web-chief on Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:39AM

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SASKATOON, SK - A fire early Thursday that damaged two garages in a Saskatoon alley is considered suspicious in nature...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Fire damages portable classroom in Ottawa high school
Posted by web-chief on Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:38AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Ottawa Fire Services are investigating the cause of a small fire at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School in Barrhaven Thursday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Cause of Calgary house fire under investigation
Posted by web-chief on Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:38AM

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CALGARY, AB - Calgary fire crews are investigating the cause of a house fire that broke out around noon on Wednesday in the city's south end...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
E-One to exclusively sell Bronto Skylift chassis devices
Posted by web-chief on Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:46AM

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INTERNATIONAL - Fire-truck maker E-One has become the exclusive Canadian distributor for the Bronto Skylift rescue ladder platform (RPL).

Ocala, Fla.-based E-One announced a deal Aug...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Firefighters water Calgary parks in new training program
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 3:22PM

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CALGARY, AB - A new Calgary Fire Department training program is bringing some relief to some of the city's dry parkland...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire crews start extinguishing Iqaluit's 'dumpcano'
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 2:18PM

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IQALUIT, NU - Fire crews are hoping to finally start pumping water on a dump fire in Iqaluit that has been smouldering since May...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Ontario ministry lays 22 charges in Kingston construction fire
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:23AM

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KINGSTON, ON - Ontario's Ministry of Labour has laid 22 charges in relation to a Kingston fire that left a construction worker in hospital with burns after a dramatic rescue by the military...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Fire crews battle industrial fire at abandoned factory
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:22AM

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Niagara fire departments issue warning in light of fatal fires
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:21AM

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A fire in Sharon, Ont...[ read more ]

Source: Niagarathisweek.com (click for full story)
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Source: The Guardian (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2014 @ 8:19AM

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TORONTO, ON - An investigation is underway to determine the cause of three suspicious fires in Toronto’s Kensington Market area Tuesday morning...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:12PM

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Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 2:31PM

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TORONTO, ON - The Ministry of Labour has accused some of the people charged in relation to a huge fire that destroyed a Kingston apartment building of giving false information to investigators...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Quebec government calls for L'Isle-Verte fire inquiry
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:03AM

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Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:26AM

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Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Careless smoking sparks Flamborough house fire
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:51AM

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FLAMBOROUGH, ON - Fire officials say careless smoking is to blame in an east end blaze Tuesday morning that left a family homeless...[ read more ]

Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
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Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:51AM

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Source: The Barrie Examiner (click for full story)
Explosion, fire destroy Montreal strip mall
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:50AM

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An explosion was called in by numerous citizens at 10:35 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Kensington Market fire sends man to hospital
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2014 @ 8:49AM

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TORONTO, ON - A fire inside a vintage clothing store in Kensington Market forced four people to escape out a second-storey window early Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Dispatches
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:20PM

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Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Editor's blog
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:20PM

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SYDNEY, NS - I was humbled when I received an e-mail a few months ago from Lt...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
Suspicious fire damages vacant Saskatoon home
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:01AM

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SASKATOON, SK - Saskatoon firefighters extinguished a blaze on Saturday night and now arson investigators believe the house may have been intentionally set on fire.

Shortly before 9 p...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Firefighter injured battling Rothesay blaze
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:01AM

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ROTHESAY, NB - A firefighter was injured while battling a house fire in Rothesay, N.B., overnight...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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