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Fire chief earns award for technology, service
March 14, 2011, Salmon Arm, B.C. - Being a techno “geek” can be rewarding. That’s what Tappen/Sunnybrae Fire Chief Kenn Mount discovered at a recent Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting. The Salmon Arm Observer reports.
Industrial blaze under investigation
March 14, 2011, Barrie, Ont. - The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a blaze which caused more than $100,000 in damage to Barrie Metals on Friday night. The Barrie Examiner reports.
Emergency services on hot seat in budget talks
March 14, 2011, Cornwall, Ont. - They're the good guys (and gals) who keep our community safe and rescue residents from further harm. But the budgets for police, firefighters and paramedics have been painted as the bad guys when it comes to the city's finances. The Cornwall Standard Freeholder reports.
Inquest to be held into deaths in rooming house fire
March 14, 2011, Vancouver - A coroner's inquest will be held this fall to probe the death of three men in a Vancouver house fire late last year. The Vancouer Sun reports.
Fire experts probe bakery blaze
March 14, 2011, Hamilton, Ont. - The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office and the Hamilton police arson investigator are probing an intense weekend fire that engulfed a shed behind a bakery Saturday. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
$50,000 missing from Burlington firefighters’ union
March 11, 2011, Burlington, Ont. - An individual is being investigated in the disappearance of about $50,000 from the Burlington Professional Firefighters Association, the union’s president says. The Toronto Star reports.
Halifax mum on firefighter recruiting changes
March 11, 2011, Halifax - Municipal officials appear to be in no rush to extinguish the secrecy surrounding a city hall report about the Halifax fire department’s recruitment process. The Chronicle Herald reports.
Emergency crews battle three fires during storm
March 11, 2011, Ottawa - Seven people were injured and at least 12 people had to find temporary accommodations after three fires in the Ottawa area on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Surrey boy accused of prank calls flooding Vancouver
March 11, 2011, Surrey, B.C. - A 16-year-old Surrey boy is being accused of an elaborate prank-call crime spree over a weekend in February. The Province reports.
Oxford blaze sends man to hospital
March 11, 2011, Oxford, N.S. - A 20-year-old Oxford man was sent to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation Thursday night after a fire heavily damaged his home. The Chronicle Herald reports.