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Volunteer firefighter concerns to get hearing
April 18, 2011, Charlottetown - A shortage of firefighters and other problems faced by the Island's many volunteer fire departments are to get attention from a new provincial advisory committee. CBC News reports.
Remains found in Strathcona rubble
April 18, 2011, Strathcona County, Alta. - Police have discovered human remains in the wreck of a Strathcona County house gutted by fire last week. CBC News reports.
No tax break for firefighters says Premier
April 18, 2011, Charlottetown - P.E.I.'s Opposition leader is pressing the province's government to implement tax breaks for firefighters. CBC News reports.
Firefighters, community members honoured
April 15, 2011, Toronto - Several heartwarming stories of community members and firefighters going above and beyond the call of duty were recently shared at the Toronto Fire/EMS Training Centre during the Toronto Fire Services' annual Rescue and Merit Awards. Insidetoronto.com reports.
Fire hall referendum set for Saturday
April 15, 2011, Port Moody, B.C. - Port Moody residents will have their say Saturday on whether the city should borrow up to $16 million to replace Fire Hall No. 1. The Now News reports.
House fire sends two people to hospital
April 15, 2011, Vancouver - One person was treated at hospital for smoke inhalation and another for burns after a house fire on Thursday. The Province reports.
False fire alarm fee policy to be reviewed
April 15, 2011, Toronto - Toronto Council has asked that Etobicoke Centre Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby and licensing and standards committee chair Cesar Palacio sit on a working group to help find ways to deal with false fire alarms. Insidetoronto.com reports.
Condo residents escape fast-moving fire
April 15, 2011, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. - The fire chief in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., credits smoke detectors with saving the lives of residents of a condominium complex that went up in flames overnight. CBC News reports.
Uxbridge firefighter reflects on 40 years of service
April 14, 2011, Uxbridge, Ont. - If there is one thing Ron Cordingley remembers from his 40 years' experience as a volunteer firefighter, it's the camaraderie of those who answer the call. Durhamregion.com reports.
Fire service wants to charge for calls
April 14, 2011, Barrie, Ont. - Barrie fire services wants to start charging people when they work a crash scene. The cost is $410/hr per fire vehicle. Simcoe.com reports.