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Ontario allows mandatory retirement at age 60
May 31, 2011, Ontario – Changes to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act passed in the legislature today, allowing mandatory retirement at age 60 for the province's salaried firefighters in an effort to standardize the retirement age across the province.
Firefighters stopped from responding to non-life threatening medical calls
May 31, 2011, Peterborough, Ont. - City firefighters wouldn't have to respond to most medical emergency calls for non-life-threatening situations under a policy endorsed by city council's committee of the whole Monday night. The Peterborough Examiner reports.
Firefighters rescue frightened girl from Grand River
May 31, 2011, Brantford, Ont. - Firefighters rescued a girl fearful of drowning in the fast current of the Grand River on Monday evening. The Brantford Expositor reports.
Fredericton firefighters back to work
May 31, 2011, Fredericton - Fredericton firefighters are all back at work again as usual, deputy chief Paul Murray said Monday. The Daily Gleaner reports.
Firefighters say goodbye in Slave Lake
May 31, 2011, Slave Lake, Alta. - Horns blaring through the charred woods, a convoy of Edmonton, Calgary, Strathcona County and Stony Plain firefighters pulled out of Slave Lake Monday morning. Nearly 150 firefighters turned out for the sendoff. Canada.com reports.
Fire crews battle wildfires near Dawson City
May 31, 2011, Dawson City, Yukon - Yukon's wildland firefighters were busy fighting nine new forest fires over the weekend, including two that continue to burn near Dawson City. CBC News reports.
Early morning fire injures two residents, one firefighter
May 31, 2011, Winnipeg - An early-morning fire in Elmwood damaged two homes and sent three people to hospital with minor injuries. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Residents suspect arson in apartment fire
May 31, 2011, Kamloops, B.C. - An evicted tenant was spotted leaving a North Kamloops apartment minutes before the unit burst in flames, the building’s residents said Monday. The Kamloops Daily News reports.
Wildfire halts work at oilsands site
May 31, 2011, Fort McMurray, Alta. - Construction work at Imperial Oil's Kearl oilsands site in northern Alberta was suspended Monday because of a fire burning nearby. CBC News reports.
May 30, 2011, Toronto – It’s been a good day here at the International Conference for Fire & Rescue Executives in Toronto with lots of networking time with vendors and delegates.