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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...

Vancouver boy youngest recipient of fire department bravery award

Vancouver boy youngest recipient of fire department bravery award

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...

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