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.
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.