A UN panel has approved a temporary ban on cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries on passenger planes because they can create intense fires capable of destroying an aircraft. Click here to read more.
The province has announced a "made in B.C." tool to fight forest fires this summer. B.C.'s aerospace sector has been engineering the latest in aerial firefighting technology. Click here to read more.
A law that mandates fire safety in B.C. is getting a much needed update. The new Fire Safety Act will modernize the regulatory framework for fire safety in the province. Click here to read more.
Thousands of Australian fireighters will boycott the annual World Police and Fire Games in Montreal next year due to an ongoing dispute between the city and its firefighters over pension reform. Click here to read more.
City streets are getting slimmer. Shouldn't emergency vehicles do the same? Anyone who lives in a city has watched large, boxy fire trucks and fire engines struggle to squeeze through traffic. It's no wonder firefighters call for wider roads. It's a safer design, they...
A fatal fire at a Toronto apartment building for low-income seniors has provoked renewed scrutiny of provincial laws regarding inspections and automatic sprinklers - the latter a safety measure that the city's deputy fire chief says, "certainly would have made a...
It's difficult to imagine the scale of the trauma, the wartime anxiety, the shock, the anger that would have engulfed the nation 100 years ago when the seat of the federal government went down in flames. Click here to read more.
Building upon the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day in Canada will be held on May 7, 2016. Starting January 25, 2016 communities across Canada are encouraged to apply for funding to support local events to...
The tenants and owner of a Malton warehouse that blew up in April 2014, badly injuring three Mississauga firefighters, appear to be going to trial later this year to face Ontario Fire Code charges, fire officials say. here to read more.
Manitoba has implemented changes to the provincial building and fire codes as a result of recommendations from the Fire Safety Task Force.
Three barn fires in ten days have Ontario fire officials renewing a call for changes to the farm building code. The current code is over 20 years old and hasn't been updated since 1995. Click here to read more.
Western Australia authorities have strongly rejected criticism of their response to a massive bushfire that killed two people and almost razed the town of Yarloop. Click here to read more.
Laptops, airplanes, electric cars, and even the new rolling hoverboards have all faced troubles with lithium-ion batteries bursting into flames. But now, researchers report they've come up with a potential cheap and effective way to prevent batteries from overheating....
The owner of a Brampton, Ontario townhouse complex on Ardglen Drive has pleaded guilty to fire code charges laid one year before a blaze that killed a 10 year old boy. Click here to read more.
As of January 1, the onus is no longer on firefighters and fire investigators in Ontario to prove their lung cancer is work-related. It is the latest condition to be covered under what is called presumptive legislation, which was first passed for firefighters in...
January 18th marks the 78th anniversary of the Sacred Heart College fire. Forty-one boys and five priests lost their lives when fire destroyed Sacred Heart College at St. Hyacinthe, a small manufacturing city near Montreal. Click here to read more.
A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year's Eve - the emirate's third high-rise fire in three years - has raised fresh questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the wealthy region. Click here to read more.
An internal federal government report says almost half the First Nations across Canada have "little to no fire protection" and rely too heavily on poorly trained volunteer firefighters who can't do the job. Click here to read more.