Written by The Canadian Press
June 20, 2008, Halifax - Nova Scotia's minister of natural resources said he expects his department's costs to fight last weekend's forest fire east of Halifax could run up to $800,000.
Written by Alberta Fire Chiefs Association
June 17, 2008, Edmonton - The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association supports the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs as they urge Parliament to give speedy passage to a bill that would give a tax incentive to volunteer emergency workers, including firefighters.
Written by Alberta Fire Chiefs Association
June 16, 2008, Bonnyville, Alta. – RCMP are looking for tips after someone stuffed a firework into a drunken man's pocket, setting him on fire. About 1:30 a.m. on May 4, a Bonnyville Mountie on patrol in Glendon, 210 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, came across a man who was on fire. The man had just left the local hotel and was drunk, said police, when someone put a lit firework in his back pocket.
Written by The Canadian Press
June 18, 2008, Toronto - All new Ontario condos and apartments higher than three storeys must be outfitted with sprinkler systems as of spring 2010. 
Written by The Canadian Press
June 17, 2008, Lake Echo, N.S. — Firefighters were working Tuesday on the remaining hot spots from a brush fire that forced 5,000 residents to flee their homes in a rural, wooded area east of Halifax.
Written by Southshorenow.ca
June 12, 2008, Lunenburg, N.S. – Clayton Lohnes knows that the members of local volunteer fire departments spend hours upon hours perfecting the service they provide to communities throughout Lunenburg County. As Southshorenow.ca reports, now Lohnes and the other members of the South Shore Exhibition executive and board of directors are counting on firefighters to put their skills on display at the inaugural South Shore Exhibition Firefighters Challenge. READ MORE
Written by Fredericton Daily Gleaner

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

Written by Andrew A. Sanojca
The province of New Brunswick, with a population of about 750,000, has adopted a new model for the delivery of ambulance services.
Written by NFPA

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

Written by Alberta government
May 30, 2008, Edmonton - In a move designed to improve patient care, accountability, and efficiency, government will transfer responsibility for ground ambulance services from municipalities to the new provincial health authority. The transition will take full effect April 1, 2009.
Written by The Globe and Mail

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

Written by John Riddell
May 28, 2008, Toronto - Toronto Fire Services on May 25 honoured 22 firefighters who died in the line of duty and added their names to the fallen firefighter memorial.
Written by Norfolk County Fire & Rescue

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.

Written by Carey Fredericks
                                                         -Photo by John Riddell
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. 
Written by The Canadian Press

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.

Written by The Canadian Press

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.

Written by The Canadian Press
May 23, 2008, Edmonton  -Alberta is changing the way some homes are built to try to prevent another fire like the one that destroyed 88 homes in Edmonton last summer.
Written by The Canadian Press

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.

Written by The Toronto Star

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

Written by The Edmonton Sun

May 21, 2008, Edmonton - Firefighters have managed to get the upper hand on a number of fires still burning around Alberta, The Edmonton Sun reports. READ MORE

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