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Logo550x200We will be publishing FireWatch once a month this year and hope you enjoy the stories we found interesting enough to provide links for. If you have any comments please do not hesitate to share them with us.

tuscany fire stationThe Tuscany Fire Station, officially opened in September, is designed as a community hub that includes an outdoor public fitness facility, community meeting rooms and satellite offices for city employees.

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cannabisAs the date for legalized cannabis growing approaches the Fire Chiefs Association of BC is asking the province for more guidance and legislation around electrical and fire codes and for more power to conduct inspections.

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turnout gearResearchers have found potentially carcinogenic compounds that are used as a water repellent in most American firefighters' turnout gear.

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warning sirenSonoma County is exploring the use of warning sirens after official evacuation alerts in the form of phone calls, text messages or loudspeaker announcements failed to reach everyone in the path of last year's firestorm.

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Meals on Wheels deliveryFor the twelfth year Windsor Fire and Rescue Services will partner with Meals on Wheels to help ensure residents with limited mobility have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and a home escape plan.

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