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CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award call for nominations
Jan. 31, 2012 – The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) is now accepting nominations for the CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours an individual whose remarkable achievements in the fire service and community exemplify outstanding performance.
Firefighting gear donated to struggling reserve
Jan. 31, 2012, Garden Hill First Nation, Man. - In a much-welcomed coincidence, a clothing drive aimed in part at helping two families left homeless after a pair of fires will also benefit the volunteer firefighters who tried to save their homes. The Winnipeg Sun reports.
Nova Scotia hospital cited for 60 fire code violations
Jan. 31, 2012, Bridgewater, N.S. - The South Shore Regional Hospital has been told to fix 60 fire violations, ranging from blocked exits to too much clutter. CBC News reports.
Surrey woman dies after house fire
Jan. 31, 2012, Surrey, B.C. - A Surrey woman who was taken to hospital in critical condition following a house fire on Sunday has died. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Officials probe suspicious fire near Ottawa gas station
Jan. 31, 2012, Ottawa - Ottawa firefighters are investigating a suspicious blaze started outside a gas station in Kanata late Monday night. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Blaze destroys Bragg Creek gas station
Jan. 31, 2012, Bragg Creek, Alta. - Fire crews were called in to battle "huge flames" at a Husky gas station in Bragg Creek, Alta., on Monday night. CBC News reports.
RCMP probe deaths in Whitehorse home
Jan. 30, 2012, Whitehorse – The RCMP say they do not suspect foul play in the deaths of five people, including two school-age children, at a home in a Whitehorse suburb.
Jan. 30, 2012 – Some of you have asked about the December and January issues of our magazines. We’ve switched to a new mailing system and this has caused some glitches, along with some time-of-year issues, so please bear with us. The January issue – with the amazing photo on the cover of the fire at the White Point Beach Resort in Nova Scotia – will arrive any day now!
Firefighters rescue woman from burning home
Jan. 30, 2012, Surrey, B.C. – Firefighters in Surrey had to race into a burning home last night to reach a woman trapped in a bedroom on an upper floor.
Police identify one of two killed in reserve fire
Jan. 30, 2012, New Credit First Nation, Ont. - Provincial police have identified one of two people killed in a fire on a First Nation south of Brantford, Ont. CBC News reports.