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Fire retardant exposure linked to DNA modifications

Researchers at Emory University report that exposure to Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), an endocrine-disrupting fire retardant, apparently leads to hormone-related DNA modifications. Click here to read more.

Firefighters’ motorcycle club Florian’s Knights controversial

After a Burnaby firefighter and member of the Florian's Knights motorcycle club appeared in a social media post with three members of the Hell's Angels concerns were raised. British Columbia's Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth,for one, said it was "disturbing on...

Richmond BC conference addresses first responder mental health

Richmond BC conference addresses first responder mental health

The B.C. First Responders' Mental Health Committee, chaired by WorkSafe BC, recently brought around 350 people together in Richmond BC to work towards removing the stigma of mental illness often experienced by first responders struggling to deal with extraordinary...

CO detectors to be mandatory in all Quebec schools

CO detectors to be mandatory in all Quebec schools

After a gas leak in an elementary school sent 35 children and four adults to hospital the Quebec Education Minister announced that carbon monoxide detectors will be mandatory in all educational institutions in the province. Click here to read more.

Ontario launches barn fire safety campaign

Ontario launches barn fire safety campaign

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...

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