A 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. Click here to read more.
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. Click here to read more.
Health 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. Click here to read more.
Calgary'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. Click here to read more.
After being called in to inspect the boilers at an Airdrie apartment building where a young boy died after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide a Calgary contractor is calling on municipal and provincial authorities to make boiler inspections mandatory....
Surrey's Fire Chief, Len Garis, has suggested reducing the size of fire hydrant no parking spaces by half would allow firefighters appropriate access while dramatically increasing the number of street parking spaces in Metro Vancouver. Click here to read more.
The city of Medicine Hat has introduced a publicly available registry of secondary suites that have been inspected by fire officials who ensure the suites comply with building codes. Thirty-five landlords have applied to the program and another 50 applications are...
On March 25, 1990 an arson fire killed 87 people trapped in the unlicensed Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx, New York City, seventy-nine years to the day after the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire. Click here to read more.
At the Home and Family Sprinkler Summit in Langley presenters carried out a live burn demonstration of side by side structures - one equipped with sprinklers and one not. The results were dramatic. Click here to read more.
A study carried out by Western University suggests the physical demands of the job have long-term impacts on firefighters' bodies. Click here to read more.
Hamilton city staff will report on 25 recommendations, including free inspections for tenants and an anonymous line, from a landlord group opposed to licencing. Click here to read more.
Washington State lawmakers want to ban perfluorinated chemicals in firefighting foam to protect ground water and the health of firefighters. Click here to read more.
An Ontario coroner's panel will be looking into nearly 60 indigenous fire deaths in that province in the last decade. The panel will include coroners, forensic pathologists, fire investigators and members of Ontario's indigenous communities. Click here to read more.
The replacement for an aging South Vancouver fire hall will be the first in Canada built to Passive House standards. The project is partially funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund and will also serve as a city-wide post-disaster...