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End of school trend sparks warning from firefighters

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Posted by MrFirefighter on Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:17AM


FREDERICTON, NB - Firefighters in Fredericton are warning students that a popular prank could have dangerous consequences.

Fire crews were called to two couch fires on Graham Avenue Friday night.

Captain David McKinley of the fire department said there have been seven couch fires so far this year.

Source: CBC - New Brunswick (click for full story)

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Former fire official pleads guilty to sex-related offences
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:24AM

KINGSTON, ON - A former senior member of Kingston Fire and Rescue was convicted Monday in Kingston's Superior Court on multiple counts of voyeurism and child pornography and one charge of exposing him...[ read more ]

Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard (click for full story)
Public inquiry into L'Isle-Verte fire to start in November
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:23AM

RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, QC - The public inquiry into the deadly fire at a LíIsle-Verte seniorsí residence will begin on Nov. 17, the Quebec coronerís office announced Monday...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Man dies in Saint-Louis-de-Kent house fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:22AM

SAINT-LOUIS-DE-KENT, NB - A 78-year-old man died in a Sunday morning house fire in the southeastern community of Saint-Louis-de-Kent...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Fire crews douse Winnipeg industrial blaze
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:21AM

WINNIPEG, MB - Fire crews have extinguished flames on the roof of a building in Winnipeg's Inkster Industrial Park.

The building, at 55 Bentall Street, is home to Wood Wyant...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Arson suspected in Toronto townhouse fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:21AM

TORONTO, ON - A fire that broke out in a home on Grandravine Drive early Tuesday is being investigated as arson after it appears something, possibly a Molotov cocktail, was thrown through a ground-flo...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
B.C. introduces new training standards for firefighters
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:57AM

VANCOUVER, BC - Firefighters in B.C. are using a new training playbook that establishes minimum standards for crews across the province...[ read more ]

Source: AM 1130 News (click for full story)
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Firefighters rescue woman trapped by fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:56AM

BRANTFORD, ON - Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped by fire on the second floor of a Brantford home Sunday afternoon.

The dramatic rescue took place just after 4 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: The Brantford Expositor (click for full story)
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Fire crews snuff Prud'homme natural gas blaze
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:55AM

PRUD'HOMME, SK - Crews are planning to carry out a dangerous procedure at the TransGas site near Prudíhomme, Sask. where a natural gas fire burned for nearly a week...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
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Officials investigating Grimsby apartment fire
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:53AM

GRIMSBY, ON - Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshalís office expect to be at the scene of a Grimsby apartment fire for the next two days...[ read more ]

Source: The St. Catharines Standard (click for full story)
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Langford group looks to set record for firefighter support
Posted by web-chief on Oct 20, 2014 @ 8:34AM

LANGFORD, BC - The womenís auxiliary in Langford, B.C., wants to know if itís the longest-running women-only firefightersí support group in Canada...[ read more ]

Source: Firefighting in Canada (click for full story)
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