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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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VANCOUVER, BC - A team of Burnaby firefighters is off to Nepal to help search for survivors buried in the rubble of Kathmandu...[ read more ]

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Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:40AM

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HALIFAX, NS - Halifax councillors will debate a proposed draft of the new 2015-16 municipal budget starting this week.

An operating budget of $869 million and capital budget of $135...[ read more ]

Source: http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1351289/more-firefighters-small-increase-to-residential-tax-rate-proposed-in-new-halifax-budget (click for full story)
Fire crews douse tire recycling plant blaze
Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:39AM

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BRANTFORD, ON - Brantford firefighters spent over seven hours fighting a stubborn fire at a tire business Saturday...[ read more ]

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Unattended barbecue sparks triplex fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:38AM

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Blaze damages Laval school
Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:37AM

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LAVAL, QC - Laval police are investigating after a fire caused about $50,000 in damage to a school in Laval.

The fire at St-Norbert school, at 66th Ave. and Cartier Blvd...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Fire forces family of six from home
Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:36AM

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SUMMERSIDE, PE - A family of six was forced out of a home in Prince Edward Island after a fire caused extensive damage...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Stoney Creek fire causes $300,000 in damage
Posted by web-chief on Apr 27, 2015 @ 8:35AM

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HAMILTON, ON - A fire caused extensive damage to a two-storey brick house on a cul-de-sac in Stoney Creek Saturday night. Hamilton Fire crews were called in at 10:24 p.m. to 1 Boyne Court...[ read more ]

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Transit bus catches fire in Montreal
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MONTREAL, QC - A Montreal transit bus on the Ville-Marie Expressway caught fire Thursday afternoon just before rush hour.

Some 20 people were on board but managed to get off safely...[ read more ]

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Train carrying dangerous goods derails
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:29AM

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CARSELAND, AB - Seven cars of a Canadian Pacific Railway train has derailed in southern Alberta.

It happened west of Carseland around 2:15 p.m. Thursday...[ read more ]

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Alberta wildfire season off to quick start
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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EDMONTON, AB - The fire season is off to a quick start in Alberta...[ read more ]

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Former chief sentenced for sex crimes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:05AM

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FORT ST. JAMES, BC - A former chief of the Fort St. James fire department was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail and two years probation for sexually assaulting three female volunteers...[ read more ]

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Vancouver port fire deemed accidental
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:04AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - The Vancouver Fire Department has concluded the Port Metro Vancouver container fire in March was accidental, but was unable to pinpoint its cause...[ read more ]

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Suspicious package not dangerous: officials
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:03AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - A suspicious package that was taken out of a downtown Winnipeg office building on Thursday afternoon was not dangerous, according to fire officials...[ read more ]

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Man suspected of arson spree arrested
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:02AM

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NANAIMO, BC - RCMP on Vancouver Island say they’ve arrested a 54-year-old man for allegedly starting seven random fires over three hours and threatening store employees with a knife...[ read more ]

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Fire crews battle home, vehicle blazes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:01AM

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FORT MCMURRAY, AB - A busy night for Fort McMurray’s firefighters has ended with a destroyed house, several vehicles incinerated and one man in police custody...[ read more ]

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