Robson Fire Department, which recently held its sixth annual Boot Drive to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, has been named "Fire Department of the Year" by Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Click here to read more.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will open an investigation into 3 million Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation vehicles after reports of more than 3,000 fires. Click here to read more.
The growing number of people registered as having 9/11-related illnesses is putting pressure on the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Click here to read more.
Residents of a 17-story building in Hay River, NWT are so accustomed to false fire alarms that they disregarded the alarms when there was actually a fire in the building. Click here to read more.
The City of Vernon has been ordered to reinstate two fire department employees who were caught on video engaging in sexual activity in the fire chief's office and subsequenty dismissed. Click here to read more.
Nova Scotia fire departments have responded with new safety measures after a firefighter died as a result of an incident during training that involved a fire extinguisher. Click here to read more.
An Alberta Transportation requirement that all vehicles over 11,794 kg be inspected daily has led to increased overtime for some volunteer fire departments. Click here to read more.
The owner of a hotel in The Pas and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries are suing the town's volunteer fire department and the town after the Town Centre Hotel was completely destroyed by fire. Click here to read more.
Reseachers at McMaster University have come up with a motion-activated, fire-proof sensor that can track firefighters and others working in environments where they are not easily seen. (Thanks to Chief Janine Caldbeck of the Thetis Island Fire Department for...
PG&E Corp. says its equipment probably ignited the Camp fire, the deadliest fire in California history. The utility has declared bankruptcy. Click here to read more.
Kamloops Fire Rescue is the first in the province to implement Next Generation 911, which could eventually allow residents to text or share photos or videos in an emergency situation. Click here to read more.
After three of four exit doors at Toronto's Union Station were blocked, causing a massive crowd leaving a concert to exit through a single set of doors Toronto Fire Services laid charges against the City of Toronto and Bondfield Construction. Click here to read more.
Phil Rizcallah, director for construction research and development with the National Research Council of Canada, says the Halifax house fire that lead to the deaths of seven children could lead to changes to the national building code.
Most Nova Scotia fire trucks carry stuffed animals with them to comfort and calm children in traumatic situations. Click here to read more.
Researchers at Emory University report that exposure to Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), an endocrine-disrupting fire retardant, apparently leads to hormone-related DNA modifications. Click here to read more.