Fire safety ruling has implications for cladding disputes
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Robust Fire Safety Will Take More Than One Quick Fix
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“It’s a war”: California turns to new, high-tech helicopters to battle wildfires
Last summer, California suffered one of the most savage fire years in its history. Click here to read more.
Minister of Transport announces new measures to address extreme weather and climate change impacts on rail infrastructure
The Government of Canada is taking action to further improve the safety and security of Canada's rail system, especially in light of the impacts of climate change and severe weather on railway operations. Click here to read more.
Ten years after the Waldo Canyon Fire, Colorado Springs says it’s learned wildfire lessons they’re applying now
This month, Colorado Springs marks 10 years since the Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed 347 homes and killed two people on the northwest side of the city. Click here to read more.
B.C. organization aims to encourage more women and girls to become firefighters
Based on the group, lower than 5 per cent of Canada’s firefighters are girls and people statistics stay constant throughout Metro Vancouver. Click here to read more.
Rural area near Merritt loses firefighting services due to lack of capacity
Residents in rural areas outside of Merritt have been notified by their local government that their fire protection service will be suspended for an undetermined amount of time. Click here to read more.
Rise in fire-related deaths prompts launch of community risk dashboard in B.C.
B.C.'s fire commissioner says a new community dashboard set to be rolled out in select cities this year will help communities better understand risk amid a spike in fire deaths during the pandemic. Click here to read more.
Canada: I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire: UN Report On The Threat Of Extraordinary Landscape Fires
The report is a call for all to learn to live with fire and take steps to better manage and mitigate the risk of wildfires to human health and safety, the economy, wildlife, and climate.
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Fire Safety in High-Risk Buildings – Preventing the next Tragedy
While it is true that fire safety has improved with the installation of devices such as smoke detectors and alarms, the impact of a fire is now potentially far more serious than it has ever been.
Global fire menace is ‘enormous’ but can be tamed, says leading fire expert
The loss of lives, property and heritage and the damage to health and society are among the scourges that are caused by fire, and it is lower and middle income countries that are paying the price.
Firefighters’ Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Tracked With Silicone Wristbands
Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than the general adult U.S. population.
Prepared vs. Ready: Fundamental Differences for Firefighters
Being prepared is simply that, a state of preparedness with the prerequisite resources and personnel.
The 21st-Century Fire Officer
In the United States, the fire service has evolved over hundreds of years and seen great change.
Ford recalls vehicles including nearly 3,000 SUVs in Canada over fire risk
Ford has issued three recalls of more than 350,000 vehicles in North America, including nearly 3,000 in Canada and 39,000 in the U.S. due to a risk the engines could catch fire.
Health Canada recalls cigarette over increased fire hazard
Health Canada is recalling more than 256,000 packages of cigarettes over “increased fire hazard” concerns.
Nova Scotia Firefighters School fined in death of Skyler Blackie
School admits it failed to perform routine inspections, will pay more than $100K in fines, bursaries