From May 14 to 16, 2011 a huge wildfire pushed by 100 km per hour winds burned through the town of Slave Lake, Alberta forcing the complete evacuation of the town and surrounding area and causing roughly $750 million in insurable damage.
Montreal's fire service, currently overwhelmingly white and male, has plans to double the number of women and visible minorities on the front lines within three years and to triple those numbers in seven years.
Changes to the BC Workers Compensation Act would designate PTSD and other mental disorders as "presumptive conditions" so firefighters, police officers, paramedics, sheriffs and correctional officers will no longer have to prove their PTSD is job-related.
According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario proposed new firefighter certification requirements could make recruiting volunteer firefighters difficult and represent a significant cost to municipalities.
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