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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

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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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Staffing problems created overtime bills: union
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:28AM

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WINDSOR, ON - The local union president says understaffing has fanned the flames of high overtime costs in the Windsor fire department while Mayor Drew Dilkens blames absenteeism for burning through ...[ read more ]

Source: The Windsor Star (click for full story)
Joe Rich appoints new fire chief
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:27AM

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KELOWNA, BC - The small community of Joe Rich, east of Kelowna, finally has a new fire chief. The Regional District of Central Okanagan has appointed Ben Wasyliuk as the community’s fire chief...[ read more ]

Source: Global News (click for full story)
Milton fire crews battle blazes along CN rail line
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:27AM

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MILTON, ON - Milton firefighters battled three separate blazes Thursday afternoon, after a train’s brakes seized up on the CN rail line...[ read more ]

Source: InsideHalton.com (click for full story)
Fire prompts evacuation of apartment complex
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:26AM

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OWEN SOUND, ON - Owen Sound police say residents of an apartment complex at 825 9th Street West were forced from their homes due to an electrical fire...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
Firefighters battle Burlington barn blaze
Posted by web-chief on Jul 31, 2015 @ 8:25AM

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BURLINGTON, ON - Damage is being estimated at between $750,000 and $1 million from a fire which erupted in a barn at a rural stable operation in north Burlington, near the border with Milton...[ read more ]

Source: The Hamilton Spectator (click for full story)
Ontario chiefs launch mental-health initiative
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 9:50AM

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TORONTO, ON - Ontario’s fire chiefs hope a mental-health program developed for the Canadian military will help firefighters across the province build resilience against occupational stress injuries...[ read more ]

Source: Fire Fighting in Canada (click for full story)
Lightning may have sparked group home fire
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 8:24AM

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WADENA, SK - Five residents of a group home in Wadena, Sask., have lost their possessions after fire swept through the building Tuesday morning...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Calgary blaze leaves woman in serious condition
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 8:20AM

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CALGARY, AB - One person has been taken to hospital in serious condition after a residential fire in northwest Calgary...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Oxford County barn fires deemed
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 8:19AM

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WOODSTOCK, ON - Two abandoned barns at the same address in Oxford County were destroyed by fire in separate incidents this month...[ read more ]

Source: The Woodstock Sentinel Review (click for full story)
Firefighters suffer heat symptoms at morning blaze
Posted by web-chief on Jul 30, 2015 @ 8:18AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Hot weather is being blamed for minor injuries suffered by three firefighters at a house fire in the Carlington area early Thursday...[ read more ]

Source: The Ottawa Citizen (click for full story)
Editor's blog
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 2:41PM

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TORONTO, ON - On Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper posed in Kelowna, B.C., with wildland firefighters working the Westside Road blaze, ostensibly to show support for wearied crews...[ read more ]

Source: Fire Fighting in Canada (click for full story)
Montreal expanding traffic light pilot project
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 8:14AM

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MONTREAL, QC - The City of Montreal is expanding a project aimed at helping fire trucks navigate through traffic more safely...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Prud'homme gas fire investigation continues
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 8:14AM

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PRUD'HOMME, SK - The next phase of an investigation into what caused a nine day fire at SaskEnergy's Prud'homme natural gas storage facility has begun...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Firefighters blocked from covering shifts for co-worker battling cancer
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:52AM

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REGINA, SK - For the past seven months, Regina firefighters have been picking up shifts for one of their crew mates unable to work while he's treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Beaverlodge fire truck involved in collision
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:51AM

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BEAVERLODGE, AB - A Beaverlodge Fire Rescue truck collided with another vehicle en route to a call Monday evening...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Infant, three people saved from First Nation house fire
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:50AM

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ST. MARY'S FIRST NATION, NB - An infant and three other people have been safely removed from a house fire on St. Mary's First Nation on Wednesday morning...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
Residential fire leads to discovery of grow-op
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:49AM

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MONTREAL, QC - Montreal police arrested two people after a fire in a residential building led to the discovery of a marijuana grow-op in Côte-St-Luc...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
Gatineau, Ottawa fires leave 13 people homeless
Posted by web-chief on Jul 29, 2015 @ 7:49AM

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OTTAWA, ON - Thirteen people were left homeless and two people were injured after a pair of fires in Gatineau and east Ottawa on Tuesday evening...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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