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Colorado fire department finds new way to help frequent callers

Colorado fire department finds new way to help frequent callers

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...

Referendum for fire hall borrowing is a new opportunity

Referendum for fire hall borrowing is a new opportunity

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...

Community hub fire station opens in Calgary

Community hub fire station opens in Calgary

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.

Windsor Fire partners with Meals on Wheels for safety blitz

Windsor Fire partners with Meals on Wheels for safety blitz

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 Fire targets butt-tossing apartment dwellers

Toronto Fire targets butt-tossing apartment dwellers

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.

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