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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.

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Health Canada has issued a recall for several brands of uncertified cell phone chargers that pose an "unacceptable risk of electric shock or a fire if used". More than 1.5 million chargers are included in the recall.

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c thruMenlo Park firefighters have been testing a mask that outlines all the objects in a room, allowing them to see through smoke.

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recallHealth Canada has issued a recall notice for approximately 40,000 faulty Kidde smoke alarms. The alarms were sold in Canada between November 2016 and January 2018.

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sirenA state court has ruled an insurance company must cover a fire truck manufacturer against claims from firefighters who say sirens on the manufacturer's trucks have caused hearing loss.

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calgaryCalgary's city  council has decided against increasing its fire response target from seven minutes to ten. Calgary's fire chief was concerned the longer response time could result in a higher risk for people and property.

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