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Bar fined $22,500 for fire code infractions
June 21, 2012, St. Catharines, Ont. - Blocked exits on St. Patrick’s Day cost Barracuda Pretty $22,500 in fines under the fire code. The Welland Tribune reports.
Uxbridge resident to pay nearly $40,000 fine
June 20, 2012, Uxbridge, Ont. – After one of the largest grass fires in Uxbridge history swallowed 50 to 70 acres, one resident has been left with a fine after her fire pit was believed to be the cause. DurhamRegion.com reports.
June 20, 2012, Midland, Ont. – I have to admit, I was put to shame on the weekend. I’ve been known to poke fun at my significant other’s call volume on more than one occasion. I may have even gone so far as to joke about letting him drive me to my hall when we’ve been out together and my pager has gone off, just so he remembers what it’s like to respond to a call . . . in my blog nonetheless!
Water bomber fights another fire in Labrador
June 20, 2012, Hawke River, N.L. - A forest fire is burning in southern Labrador, about 40 kilometres northwest of Charlottetown. CBC News reports.
Heat wave sparks fire ban
June 20, 2012, Woodstock, Ont. - With a heat wave sweeping through across the province, the City of Woodstock Fire Department under the direction of the Fire Chief Scott Tegler, has issued a fire ban. The Woodstock Sentinel-Review reports.
Fire risk elevated across Nova Scotia
June 20, 2012, Nova Scotia - The warm, sunny weather that has people rejoicing in many parts of the province is causing concern for those who fight forest fires. CBC News reports.
Fire damages Flamborough sawmill
June 20, 2012, Flamborough, Ont. - Hamilton firefighters and police are still on the scene of a fire at a sawmill in Flamborough that broke out early Wednesday morning. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
Vancouver fire crews douse stubborn truck blaze
June 20, 2012, Vancouver - Fire crews were on scene and doused a fire which engulfed the cab of a semi-truck and singed part of the trailer on Tuesday afternoon. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Rusting cruise ship catches fire
June 20, 2012, Selkirk, Man. - Arson is being blamed for a fire that destroyed the rusted hulk of the once-iconic ship, the MS Lord Selkirk II, on Tuesday, sparking tempers and heated words about the fate of the storied vessel. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
From the Floor
June 19, 2012, Winnipeg – I am not anywhere near the world’s greatest fire apparatus driver: I’ve blown alarms and made my share of mistakes. But I have some experience, and in my first few years on the job, I had really good mentors who showed me the tips and tricks that got them through the rigors of their driving years.