Perth East and West Fire Departments and Ontario Fire and Life Safety Educators have launched a province-wide barn fire safety campaign. Statistics from the Ontario Fire Marshal show there were over 750 barn fires in Ontario between 2013 and 2017 causing over $180 million in damages and killing thousands of animals.
When RJ Pena was just seven years old he was playing with his toys at his multi-generation family home when he heard the smoke alarm and smelled smoke. His quick actions to save the lives of his elderly great grandparents and call 911 have earned him the distinction of being the youngest person ever to receive a citizen commendation from Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.
The Rideau Valley Marketplace in Smith Falls, ON burned to the ground on November 6, 2016. Two years later toxic chemicals from the firefighting foam used to battle the fire have appeared in well water half a kilometre away.
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2nd Annual Greater Vancouver Fire Chiefs Association Labour Relations Seminar February 27 & 28, 2019 - Richmond BC. Join us to hear from a team of legal experts, labour relations specialists and notable speakers for insight and guidance on current topics. Click here to read more.
"Company Inspection Program" - offered by FireWise Leaning Academy. Click here for more information on FireWise Learning Academy's innovative new online training.
"Building Safety and Fire Prevention Training"This program, aimed at building owners and managers, has been developed and reviewed by Canadian fire service professionals. It is presented on a university quality learning platform that takes six to eight hours to complete. Click here to learn more.
"Introduction to Incident Command System" is intended for personnel assigned to an incident or event who have a minimum requirement for understanding ICS. this module reviews the ICS organization, basic terminology, and common responsibilities. Click here to learn more.
"Electricity and Fire" is an online course that teaches basic electrical concepts and how they relate to fire. Click here to learn more.
"Wildfire Investigation" is an online course that explores various methodologies that affect wildfires. Click here to learn more.