The Province of Manitoba has struck a deal with Babcock Canada Inc. to take over operation of its water bomber fleet. The Province will retain ownership of the airplanes. here to read more.
The Greeley, Colorado Fire Department is using a crew consisting of a paramedic, a crisis intervention counselor and social workers to help deal with a growing problem of 911 calls that are not emergencies. Squad 1 responds in a Chevy Suburban rather than a fire truck...
The Manitoba Firefighters' Burn Fund, established in 1978 has donated $2,000,000 to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for research into the use of stem cells in the treatment of burns. Click here to read more.
Ernie Polsom, FireWise Consulting Associate said, before the municipal election on October 20, that Creston area voters are in a better position to make an informed decision on a borrowing referendum for a new fire hall than they were before the previous referendum...
Research carried out at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio has shown sleeping children under twelve are three times more likely to wake up to a recording of their mother's voice than to a high-pitched beeping alarm. Click here to read more.
John Vaillant, noted author, vividly describes what happened in Redding, California in this summer's Carr fire. Click here to read more.
The Lulan, a 141-year-old horse-drawn steamer used in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, has returned to Halifax. Click here to read more.
As of October 17, 2018 Canadians are legally allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants at home. Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis fears the city will see more fires as a result of legalized pot growing. Click here to read more.
The Tuscany Fire Station, officially opened in September, is designed as a community hub that includes an outdoor public fitness facility, community meeting rooms and satellite offices for city employees. Click here to read more.
Sonoma County is exploring the use of warning sirens after official evacuation alerts in the form of phone calls, text messages or loudspeaker announcements failed to reach everyone in the path of last year's firestorm. Click here to read more.
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. Click here to read more.
Researchers have found potentially carcinogenic compounds that are used as a water repellent in most American firefighters' turnout gear. Click here to read more.
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. Click here to read more.
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". Click here to read more.