We 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.
As 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.
Toronto's fire service has launched a new campaign targetting smokers who throw burning cigarettes off balconies, leading to fires. Slogans include "don't be a flicking idiot" and "kill your butts, not your neighbours".
Five days after a fire badly damaged the Arthur Capper Senior Center in Washington, DC a 74-year-old man was rescued from the remains of the building. The management company responsible for the building had reported him safe.
For 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.