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...
Community groups across Canada can now apply for funding to support Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities. The funding can be used from May 5, 2020, to October. Click here to read more.
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.
After five teenage girls died in a fire in a locked escape room Polish officials have shut down 13 escape rooms. The girls were the first known deaths in an escape room. Click here to read more.
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...
The firm that manufactured the cladding used on Grenfell Tower claims other materials used on the building were reponsible for the rapid spread of the catastrophic fire. Click here to read more.
Boston has over 1,000 fire boxes from the mid-19th century that can still be used to summon the fire department today. Click here to read more.
Although automatic sprinklers became mandatory for Ontario retirement and nursing homes on January 1, 2019 many homes across the province are non-compliant. Click here to read more.
In this fascinating long read survivors of the Paradise Fire talk about the day their town burned. Click here to read more.
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...
The Rideau Valley Marketplace in Smith Falls, ON burned to the ground on November 6, 2016. Two years later toxic chemicals from the firefighting foam used to battle the fire have appeared in well water half a kilometre away. Click here to read more.
Surrey's Fire Chief, Len Garis, has asked the provincial government to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory after several recent incidents of CO poisoning in BC. Click here to read more.