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.
| -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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Photo by John RiddellFire officials are investigating after a blaze at a townhouse
complex in Toronto Saturday afternoon.
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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