June 9, 2008, Fredericton - Michel Gagnon shook his head in disbelief as he wandered through the smouldering remains of the apartment complex he was building on Hawkins Street. As the Daily Gleaner reports, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, a fire demolished the nearly finished two-storey, 14-unit complex despite the efforts of the Fredericton Fire Department. READ MORE
June 4, 2008 - The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) selected J. Kenneth “Ken” Richardson to receive the prestigious 2008 Paul C. Lamb Award. The award is the highest honor given by the association for volunteer service and will be presented at NFPA’s World Safety Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas this week. READ MORE
May 30, 2008, St. Thomas, Ont. - Two teenagers have been arrested after a fire razed a heritage site in St. Thomas, Ont., this week. As the Globe and Mail reports, politicians in St. Thomas, south of London, pledged to push to rebuild the facade of historic Alma College, a former school for girls, after it caught fire Wednesday. READ MORE
May 27, 2008, Simcoe, Ont. - A working smoke alarm is attributed to saving a man’s life. At about 12:20 a.m. on May 26, Station 1 (Simcoe) firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 861 Norfolk St. North in Simcoe.
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Toronto writer Keith Hanley won the award for best news story in a publication with circulation under
100,000 for his story Training Pays Dividends in the July 2007 issue of Canadian Firefighter and EMS Quarterly. The award is from the Toronto Firefighters Association, Local 3888 of the IAFF. Hanley is pictured with firefighters left) Geoff Mortimer, Capt. Mark Fitzsimmons and Mark Ashcroft, who were featured in the story about rapid ladder escape.
May 23, 2008, Toronto - Police in Toronto say a 41-year-old man they believe committed a double murder-suicide stabbed one person and strangled another before setting fire to an apartment.
May 23, 2008, Edmonton - Firefighters and homebuilders stood side by side Friday to get a dramatic first-hand look at how changes to Alberta's building code can slow burning times and save lives.
May 23, 2008, Saskatton - The pilot of a Canadian Northern Airlines Boeing 737 was forced to make a landing at the Saskatoon airport Thursday morning while one of the plane's engines was on fire.
May 21, 2008, Barrie, Ont. - Firefighters battled a major blaze in Barrie overnight, marking the second time in less than six months that fire has struck the central Ontario community’s downtown area. The Toronto Star says four buildings were affected by the fire, which was extinguished at about 4:30 a.m. READ MORE
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