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Garage fire claims man's life
Jan. 30, 2012, Mississauga, Ont. - One person is dead after a Saturday night garage fire in Mississauga. The Toronto Star reports.
Suspicious fire sends firefighter to hospital
Jan. 30, 2012, Sydney, N.S. - A suspicious fire in the grandstand building of a former horse racing track Sunday night sent one firefighter to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The Chronicle Herald reports.
ORNGE executives wooed 'elite' clients
Jan. 30, 2012, Toronto - Dr. Chris Mazza and other top ORNGE executives were trying to sell international medical insurance to people with $20 million net worth at a time when the publicly funded air ambulance service was struggling at home with critical safety problems. The Toronto Star reports.
Jan. 27, 2012 – After lunch, we were back at the in-water site to practise our skills at entering the water and bringing the victim back to shore using the RDC (rapid deploy craft . . . I think that’s what RDC stands for. If not, I blame it on the frozen brain and offer my apologies to my instructors!), the floating stokes basket and the rescue line.
Chilliwack substation erupts in flames
Jan. 27, 2012, Chilliwack, B.C. – A major fire at an electrical substation in Chilliwack is causing outages throughout the city. Emergency operations officials in Chilliwack are advising area residents to stay indoors, close windows and turn off the furnace to ensure safety. Fire crews are working to determine the health risks from the smoke. The Progress.com reports.
Fire at printing press sends five to hospital
Jan. 27, 2012, Vancouver – A fire at The Vancouver Sun’s printing press sent five people to hospital last night with smoke inhalation, and has delayed the delivery of Friday’s edition of the paper. The Vancouver Sun reports.
ORNGE air ambulance design risky to patients
Jan. 27, 2012, Toronto – ORNGE’s top doctor has checked out the medical interior of the air ambulance’s multi-million-dollar helicopters and found a disaster waiting to happen. The Toronto Star reports.
ORNGE's mysterious $6.7 million payment under review
Jan. 27, 2012, Toronto - The single binder of “marketing services” an ORNGE for-profit company did for an Italian helicopter firm is not worth the $6.7 million the ORNGE firm was paid. That’s the assessment of Ron McKerlie, the able civil servant now running the provincial air ambulance service. The Toronto Star reports.
Arson suspected in restaurant fire
Jan. 27, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - Gatineau police suspect arson was the cause of a fire that ripped through a restaurant on Rue Saint-Étienne early Thursday morning. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
New agreement extends firefighting coverage
Jan. 27, 2012, Bracebridge, Ont. - Bracebridge is in the process of finalizing a new fire protection agreement with the City of Kawartha Lakes, under which it would provide fire services to a remote community south of Vankoughnet. Cottagecountry.ca reports.