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Trial centres on who supervised training exercise

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Posted by web-chief on May 30, 2012 @ 8:12AM

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SARNIA, ON - Trainer Terry Harrison appeared to be in a state of disbelief when a Point Edward firefighter became trapped beneath the ice during a training exercise that resulted in the firefighter’s death, a Sarnia court heard Tuesday.

Harrison, of Georgetown, Ont., is charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act with failing to take reasonable precautions to protect a worker during the Jan. 30, 2010 exercise in the St. Clair River.

Firefighter Gary Kendall, 51, was trapped under the ice and died the following day in hospital after being pulled from the river with no vital signs.

Point Edward Fire Department Capt. David Dobson testified Tuesday that he heard Harrison say, “No, no, this can’t be happening.”




Source: The Sarnia Observer (click for full story)

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Child rushed to hospital with burns
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:59PM

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TORONTO, ON - Emergency officials say a young child has been rushed to hospital after suffering serious burns in a fire in Toronto's west end...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Staffing changes will affect rescue capabilities
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:59PM

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NORTH BAY, ON - City politicians have essentially stripped the fire department of its ability to rescue people from burning buildings, says Patrick Burke...[ read more ]

Source: The North Bay Nugget (click for full story)
City should consider part-timers: consultant
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:57PM

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CORNWALL, ON - Cornwall should look at hiring part-time firefighters and even retain volunteers to augment the full-time people currently on the roster, said a consultant Monday...[ read more ]

Source: Cornwall Seaway News (click for full story)
Fire forces evacuation of senior's complex
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:26AM

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NEW WATERFORD, NS - Twenty-seven seniors living in the 30-unit complex had to be evacuated following a fire early Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported...[ read more ]

Source: The Cape Breton Post (click for full story)
Memorial service draws attention to PTSD
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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SURREY, BC - A memorial service for Kevin Hegarty, the Surrey, B.C. firefighter who took his own life on March 1 after a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, was held on Monday...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Blaze damages Winnipeg apartment
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:23AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - An early morning fire on the ground floor of a three-storey building chased residents into the cold at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Fire destroys Bathurst farming co-op
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:22AM

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BATHURST, NB - A farming co-op and makeshift market in Bathurst was destroyed by fire on Friday night.

The building on Munro Street attracted a large crowd as it burned...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
City should consider part-timers: consultant
Posted by web-chief on Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:00AM

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Cornwall should look at hiring part-time firefighters and even retain volunteers to augment the full-time people currently on the roster, said a consultant Monday...[ read more ]

Source: Cornwall Seaway News (click for full story)
Alberta to reduce funding for wildfires
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:55PM

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EDMONTON, AB - The Alberta government plans to reduce funding for preventing and fighting wildfires this year to save money.

Alberta Environment's budget calls for $6...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Hearing resumes for fatal propane explosion
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 2:54PM

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TORONTO, ON - A sentencing hearing for Sunrise Propane, the Ontario company convicted in a deadly explosion at a Toronto propane plant, has resumed today after a 10-month adjournment...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Three dead in Siksika Nation house fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:09AM

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SIKSIKA NATION, AB - Three people were found dead in a fire in a First Nation community east of Calgary...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Firefighters rescue couple from escarpment
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:08AM

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HAMILTON, ON - Hamilton firefighters used ropes and harnesses to rescue a couple stuck down an escarpment embankment near the Devil's Punchbowl Sunday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Townhouse fire kills 10 year old boy
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:05AM

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SCARBOROUGH, ON -

A 10-year-old boy died, and three of his siblings and his mother are in hospital after a two-alarm townhouse fire in Scarborough on Saturday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
Man suffers burns in Windsor blaze
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:04AM

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WINDSOR, ON - One person was rushed to hospital with burns after a house fire in south Windsor Sunday night.

It broke out on Spago Crescent around 6:30 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Body found in home gutted by fire
Posted by web-chief on Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:03AM

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AJAX, ON - A man’s body was discovered at a house in Ajax after firefighters knocked down a blaze that had fully engulfed the home early Sunday morning...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
Motorists endangered firefighters, home
Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:36AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - The Fredericton Fire Department says impatient motorists endangered the lives of firefighters and jeopardized a couple's home in Lincoln earlier this week...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire plan makes no sense: union
Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:35AM

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CORNWALL, ON - A consultant's report that could shape Cornwall's fire department for the next 15 years is flawed and "doesn't make sense", according to firefighter representatives...[ read more ]

Source: The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (click for full story)
Winnipeg crews battle multiple blazes
Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:34AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Two children escaped a fire by leaping out of the window of a burning Young Street apartment on Friday morning...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Barn fire kills 1,500 hogs
Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:33AM

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BRANDON, MB - About 1,500 hogs are dead after a fire razed a barn near Kola Tuesday night...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fatal Hamilton fire deemed homicide
Posted by web-chief on Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:29AM

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HAMILTON, ON - The fire that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Hamilton woman has been ruled a homicide, and now the man she lived with is facing second degree murder charges, police announced Thursda...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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