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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
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                                                         -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

Written by The Calgary Herald

May 20, 2008, Ottawa - The conversation with the man in a burning shirt was brief. "I know," the young man replied as he was running past a neighbour who pointed out his shirt was trailing smoke. As The Calgary Herald reports, a fire that destroyed a boat, trailer and motor home is suspicioius. READ MORE

Written by The Ottawa Citizen

May 20, 2008, Ottawa - Ottawa firefighters were wondering why multiple hydrants were shut off on Johnston Road as they were attempting to fight an "odd" blaze at a south-side recycling plant this weekend. The Ottawa Citizen reports. READ MORE

Written by Canwest News Service

May 20, 2008 - Consumers should stop wearing seven varieties of viscose scarves sold at Ten Thousand Villages stores across Canada after testing revealed they could be fire hazards, Health Canada has warned. Canwest New Service reports. READ MORE

Written by The Globe and Mail
May 20, 2008, Winnipeg - Fire engine R6, its lights flashing, hurtles down historic Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg's north end, leaving a cloud of dust and a fading siren in its wake. It's 11:30 p.m. in Winnipeg's arson zone, and as far as fires go, this one is prosaic: a commercial garbage bin filled with broken plywood spewing flames two metres into the night sky. The Globe and Mail reports on Winnipeg's culture of fire lighting. READ MORE
Written by CTV

May 19, 2008, Edmonton - Residents of an Alberta community were able to return to their homes Monday after fire crews contained a blaze that threatened to consume their community just one day earlier, CTV reports. READ MORE 

Written by The Canadian Press

May 19, 2008, Cormorant, Man. - A deadly fire ripped through a log house in the northwestern Manitoba community of Cormorant, killing the woman who rented the home, her son-in-law and her baby grandson.

Written by Edmonton Sun

May 18, 2008, Edmonton - A wildfire that continues to burn 110 km northeast of Edmonton has destroyed two homes and forced more than a hundred people to flee the area. The Edmonton Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by John Riddell
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                                                                   Photo by John Riddell
Fire officials are investigating after a blaze at a townhouse
complex in Toronto Saturday afternoon.
May 18, 2008, Toronto - Toronto
fire crews responded Saturday afternoon to reports of a three-storey townhouse fire in the northeast side of the city. As trucks were en route, Toronto Fire Services communications advised of numerous calls advising of heavy black smoke and fire visible with a possibility of residents still inside.
Written by Halifax Chronicle Herald

May 16, 2008, Dartmouth, N.S. - A fire at a Dartmouth elementary school this week was likely started by students playing with matches, fire officials say. The "Halifax Chronicle Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
May 16, 2008, Bruderheim, Alta. - Firefighters across a wide swath of north-central Alberta were abruptly pressed into service Thursday when different blazes erupted in several counties.
Written by Toronto Sun

May 14, 2008, Toronto - The "cowardly" vandal who spray-painted a granite memorial dedicated to Ontario's fallen firefighters should be punished to the fullest extent of the law if he's caught, angry firemen and politicians said yesterday. The Toronto Sun reports. READ MORE

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