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Volunteer firefighters not covered for hepatitis vaccines

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Posted by web-chief on Feb 28, 2012 @ 8:13AM

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CORNER BROOK, NL - If volunteer firefighters in the province want to be vaccinated against hepatitis, they’ll either have to pay for it themselves or start lobbying for the municipalities they serve to do so.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services has received confirmation from the Department of Health and Community Services that it will not cover the costs to have the province’s health authorities offer the vaccinations at no cost to volunteer firefighters.

The association got involved with the issue after it was raised by the Hughes Brook-Irishtown-Summerside (HIS) Fire Rescue. The concern was that firefighters put themselves at risk of contracting hepatitis, in particular hepatitis B, when responding to vehicle accidents and other medical emergencies.




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Anonymous caller warned of Prince George sawmill blast
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:35PM

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VANCOUVER, BC - An anonymous caller warned B.C.'s workers safety agency that dangerous wood dust levels would lead a sawmill in Prince George to be the next mill that exploded...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Rising waters flood homes in eastern Canada
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:48PM

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FREDERICTON, NB - Rain, melting snow and ice-choked rivers forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and knocking out power as officials told peop...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Cause of Victoria restaurant fire under investigation
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:47PM

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VICTORIA, BC - More than 20 firefighters battled a stubborn kitchen fire at a sushi restaurant in the 900-block of Fort St. early this morning.

Around 5 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: Victoria News (click for full story)
Enterprise elects rookie firefighter as chief
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:47PM

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ENTERPRISE, NT - The new fire chief in the Enterprise, N.W.T. says she’s ready to take on a big job...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire guts popular Thorold restaurant
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:46PM

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THOROLD, ON - In more than half a century of serving up mouth-watering meals from his various restaurants’ kitchens, Domenic Chirico never had to deal with a serious fire — until now...[ read more ]

Source: Niagara This Week (click for full story)
Sussex Corner declares state of emergency due to flooding
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 9:26AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - Rising waters are causing problems across parts of New Brunswick today, flooding homes, businesses and roads...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
St. Boniface house fire leaves one man dead
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:37AM

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ST. BONIFACE, MB - Winnipeg firefighters said one man died in an early morning house fire on Enfield Crescent in St Boniface on Wednesday...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Man in hospital after Toronto house fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:36AM

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TORONTO, ON - A 71-year-old man is in hospital in stable condition after a one-alarm fire on Palmerston Avenue near College Street.

Emergency responders received a call at 6:39 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Crews fighting six-hectare wildfire near First Nation reserve
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:35AM

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PEMBERTON, BC - Fire crews are fighting a blaze on the Mount Currie reserve near Pemberton, B.C., home to members of the Lil'wat First Nation.

The B.C...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Guelph firefighters reach tentative deal with city
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:35AM

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GUELPH, ON - The City of Guelph and its unionized firefighters have reached a tentative contract agreement.

The two sides announced the possible deal Tuesday...[ read more ]

Source: Guelph Mercury (click for full story)
Owen Sound council approves fire chief pay raise
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:34AM

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OWEN SOUND, ON - City council has decided to increase the salary range for Owen Sound’s next fire chief, as the search continues for a replacement for the retiring Ed Nowak...[ read more ]

Source: The Owen Sound Sun Times (click for full story)
Alberton demands fire department sign service contract
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:34AM

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ALBERTON, PE - The members of Alberton Rural Fire District Committee will meet tonight in response to a demand made Monday night by Alberton Town Council...[ read more ]

Source: The Journal Pioneer (click for full story)
Glen Huron house fire likely sparked by extension cord
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:33AM

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GLEN HURON, ON - A woman is staying with family tonight and the Red Cross is helping out after a fire in Clearview Township this morning...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Crews search for missing fisherman after boat capsizes
Posted by web-chief on Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:32AM

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ANNAPOLIS VALLEY, NS - Crews are searching for a fisherman who disappeared after his boat capsized on a lake in Nova Scotia's Annapolis valley...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
CP Rail to train Tecumseh fire on hazardous containment
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:09PM

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TECUMSEH, ON - Tecumseh firefighters will soon be better prepared to deal with potential railway hazards...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Remote Frenchfort cottage destroyed by fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:02PM

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FRENCHFORT, PE - A fire early this morning destroyed a cottage in Frenchfort.

No one was in the cottage at the time...[ read more ]

Source: The Guardian (click for full story)
No injuries in Selkirk seniors' home fire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 12:51PM

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SELKIRK, MB - Residents had an early wake up call Tuesday morning at the Knights Centre Senior Apartments in Selkirk, Manitoba...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Warwick fire chief charged with fraud
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 12:48PM

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WARWICK, QC - Bernard Beaudet, fire chief of the small city of Warwick, faces a series of fraud-related charges after being arrested by UPAC, Quebec's anti-corruption squad...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Grease fire sends Guelph woman to hospital
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:32AM

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GUELPH, ON - A grease fire in a north-end apartment has sent a woman to hospital with minor burns.

On Monday at around 8:20 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Guelph Mercury (click for full story)
Fire strikes St. John's law office
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:31AM

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ST. JOHN'S, NL - Firefighters turned out in force in downtown St. John's early Tuesday morning after flames burst out of a law office on Duckworth Street, just west of the courthouse...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Regina's fire chief to hang up his helmet
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:31AM

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REGINA, SK - After 46 years in the firefighting business, Rick Mc-Cullough is looking forward to retirement and improving his golf game...[ read more ]

Source: The Regina Leader-Post (click for full story)
No charges laid in second deadly sawmill blast
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:30AM

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VICTORIA, BC - Massive changes are needed at WorkSafeBC to restore public confidence in the worker protection agency's investigations after two deadly sawmill blasts have failed to result in charges, ...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
Bathroom blaze damages Mount Pearl strip mall
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:30AM

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MOUNT PEARL, NL - A fire that started in the back corner of a Mount Pearl strip mall forced employees and customers at several businesses to wait outside while firefighters responded...[ read more ]

Source: The Gulf News (click for full story)
Waterloo may build fifth fire station
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:29AM

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WATERLOO, ON - Waterloo Fire Rescue is investigating the need for a fifth firehall to serve the city's southwest — but old station No...[ read more ]

Source: The Kitchener-Waterloo Record (click for full story)
Four homes near Lillooet evacuated due to wildfire
Posted by web-chief on Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:28AM

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BRIDGE RIVER, BC - B.C...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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