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Posted by web-chief on Jun 1, 2012 @ 8:33AM

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TORONTO, ON - In his May 30 letter to the National Post, OPFFA president Fred LeBlanc makes some valid points, but also some that are of dubious validity or at least coloured by association politics. Specifically;

“The OPFFA supports the sprinklering of all seniors’ residences in the province, and we have never advocated against this. What we do advocate is caution against the view that sprinklers are the complete solution to ensuring safety in seniors’ residences or any other structure.”

Excellent. Right on. Sprinklers are one part of a comprehensive fire protection strategy.

“Sprinklers may buy firefighters time by suppressing fire, but they don’t suppress the resulting smoke, which is the real killer in structural fires.”

True and false. Sprinklers buy time for firefighters and occupants, by suppressing fire AND the resulting smoke. Less fire produces less smoke. Yes, smoke is the real killer, and the effectiveness of sprinklers in reducing loss of life is largely due to their ability to reduce smoke propagation.




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EDMONTON, AB - Police and fire crews were kept busy Friday morning battling and investigating several fires in central Edmonton...[ read more ]

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Fatal structure fire deemed accidental: Police
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PRINCE ALBERT, SK - Prince Albert police on Wednesday announced the conclusion of their investigation into the Aug. 18 fire. Raymond Joseph Carriere, 45, was found dead inside the structure on Aug...[ read more ]

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Vancouver fire sends four police officers to hospital
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VANCOUVER, BC - Four Vancouver police officers were sent to hospital Wednesday afternoon after they were injured rescuing four people and two dogs from a burning building...[ read more ]

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Crews battle roof fire at Winnipeg school
Posted by web-chief on Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:35AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg firefighters worked to combat a roof fire at Bernie Wolfe School in Winnipeg in the River East Transcona School Division on Thursday...[ read more ]

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Small fire disrupts Regina high school
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REGINA, SK - Fire crews were called to Luther College on Thursday morning after a fire was reported inside the school...[ read more ]

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